Mission Statement

The mission of the Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy is to promote and protect the health and safety of the public by regulating the practice of pharmacy.

Recent Announcements

June 16-17, 2021 Board Meeting Agenda

The Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy will meet on June 16-17 in Extension Room 5 of the Wyoming State Capitol. The State Capitol is located at 200 W 24th St in Cheyenne. Wyoming does not have a statewide mask mandate, but some businesses may require masks. Participants may also join virtually through Google Hangouts Meeting ID: meet.google.com/ohb-hmby-mrg or by calling 1 914-893-5923, PIN: 703 897 393#.

Spring Renewals Now Open

The 2021 renewal season for the following license types is now open: Resident Retail and Institutional Pharmacies, Resident Telepharmacies, Non-Resident Pharmacies, Wholesale Distributors, Third-Party Logistics Providers, and Individual Controlled Substance Registrations.

Online renewal is ONLY available for Non-Resident Pharmacies, Wholesale Distributors and Individual Controlled Substance Registrations. Renewal Notices and Online Renewal Instructions were mailed on April 1, 2021.

We are in the process of creating an online renewal portal for Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PL), but we do not have an estimate of when it will be available. 3PL'S, PLEASE PLAN TO SUBMIT YOUR RENEWAL IN HARD COPY. If the online renewal portal becomes available before the renewal season ends on June 30, 2021, the Board will send an email to all of the 3PL licensees that have not yet renewed and provide instructions for completing the renewal online.

Please email the Board office if you have any questions about your renewal.

Issuing and Dispensing Prescriptions for Controlled Substances in 2021

As a reminder, pursuant to Wyoming Statute 35-7-1030, controlled substances are now required to be electronically prescribed. The requirements for electronic prescribing systems and exemptions to the electronic prescribing requirement can be found in the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act Rules Chapter 10.

Distribution of controlled substances

It is the Board’s understanding that many resident pharmacies have been distributing controlled substances to practitioners for office dispensing. While the Board does not prohibit this practice, there are many requirements that should be followed in order for pharmacies to be compliant with federal law.

The Board strongly encourages all licensees that may be engaged in this activity to review their current processes to ensure compliance with state and federal law. The following federal provisions are being provided to aid in that review. As a reminder, the Board’s rules and DEA regulations prohibit prescriptions from being issued in order for practitioners to obtain controlled substances for supplying the practitioner for the purpose of general dispensing to patients.

  • 21CFR1304.22 - Records for manufacturers, distributors, dispensers, researchers, importers, exporters, registrants that reverse distribute, and collectors

  • 21CFR1305.03 - Distributions requiring a Form 222 or a digitally signed electronic order

  • 21CFR1305.06 - Persons entitled to fill orders for C-I and C-II substances

  • 21CFR1307.11 - Distribution by dispenser to another practitioner

The Board would like to remind all pharmacies that if they are engaged in this practice, it would be considered distribution. Licensees should not be reporting the distribution of controlled substances as prescriptions into the Wyoming Online Prescription Database (WORx). Please direct any questions to the Board office in writing to bop@wyo.gov.

Butalbital Schedule Status in Wyoming

It has come to the Board's attention that there are questions surrounding butalbital scheduling. The Wyoming Controlled Substances Act (Wyoming Statute 35-7-1018(c)(iii)) lists “any substance which contains any quantity of a derivative of barbituric acid or any salt thereof" as a schedule III-controlled substance. While there are butalbital products listed on the DEA’s list of Exempted Prescription Products, including Fioricet (butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine), Wyoming does not have a similar list of exempted products. All butalbital-containing products, therefore, are schedule III-controlled substances in Wyoming and must be treated as such.

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