Central Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association

Alert on change of Gabapentin to Schedule V

Posted over 1 year ago by Susan Appel

For all those who routinely prescribe gabapentin you will need to have your QACSC/ DEA by November.
On May 15, 2019, the Alabama State Committee of Public Health voted to change Gabapentin to a Scheduled V medication, effective November 18, 2019. The six-month implementation period was provided to allow time to implement the appropriate changes for a legend medication to move to a scheduled medication. These changes may include the following: software requirement changes; increase in physical space to store scheduled medications; and changes in procedures for prescribing a controlled substance. Please begin to make the necessary adjustments to meet the implementation date, November 18, 2019. Questions can be directed to Nancy Bishop, State Pharmacy Director, Alabama Department of Public Health, nancy.bishop@adph.state.al.us.