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151.212 LABEL OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG CONTAINERS.
    Subdivision 1. Prescription drugs. Drugs dispensed pursuant to a prescription shall bear a
label permanently affixed to the immediate container in which the drug is dispensed and which is
received by the purchaser. The label shall bear the name of the manufacturer or distributor of
the finished dosage form of the drug and all other information required by law and by rules of
the board.
    Subd. 2. Controlled substances. In addition to the requirements of subdivision 1, when the
use of any drug containing a controlled substance, as defined in chapter 152, or any other drug
determined by the board, either alone or in conjunction with alcoholic beverages, may impair
the ability of the user to operate a motor vehicle, the board shall require by rule that notice be
prominently set forth on the label or container. Rules promulgated by the board shall specify
exemptions from this requirement when there is evidence that the user will not operate a motor
vehicle while using the drug.
    Subd. 3. Veterinary drugs. Drugs dispensed, sold, or distributed in any manner pursuant to
the order of a licensed veterinarian shall bear a label permanently affixed to the container in which
the drug is dispensed and which is received by the purchaser. The label shall bear the name of
the manufacturer or distributor of the finished dosage form of the drug and all other information
required by law and the rules of the board.
History: 1969 c 933 s 12; 1975 c 101 s 3; 1975 c 356 s 1; 1976 c 338 s 5; 1985 c 248 s 70;
1988 c 550 s 13,14