Special Requirement for a Specific License to Manufacture, Assemble, Repair or Distribute Commodities, Products or Devices Which Contain Radioactive Material: Manufacture, Preparation, or Transfer for Commercial Distribution of Radiopharmaceutical Drugs Containing Byproduct Material for Medical Use Under Division 116
(1)An application for a specific license to manufacture, prepare, or transfer for commercial distribution radiopharmaceutical drugs containing radioactive material for use by persons authorized pursuant to division 116 of this chapter may be approved if:
(a)The applicant satisfies the general requirements specified in OAR 333-102-0200 (General Licenses — Radioactive Material Other than Source Material: General Requirements for the Issuance of Specific Licenses);
(b)The applicant submits evidence that the applicant is at least one of the following:
(A)Registered or licensed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the owner or operator of a drug establishment that engages in the manufacture, preparation, propagation, compounding, or processing of a drug under 21 CFR 207.20(a);
(B)Registered or licensed with a state agency as a drug manufacturer;
(C)Licensed as a pharmacy by a state Board of Pharmacy;
(D)Operating as a nuclear pharmacy within a federal medical institution; or
(E)A Positron Emission Tomography (PET) drug production facility registered with a state agency.
(c)The applicant submits information on the radionuclide, chemical and physical form; the maximum activity per vial, syringe, generator, or other container of the radiopharmaceutical drug; and the shielding provided by the packaging to show it is appropriate for the safe handling and storage of the radiopharmaceutical drugs by medical use licensees; and
(d)The applicant satisfies the following labeling requirements:
(A)A label is affixed to each transport radiation shield, whether it is constructed of lead, glass, plastic, or other material, of a radiopharmaceutical drug to be transferred for commercial distribution. The label must include the radiation symbol and the words CAUTION, RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL or DANGER, RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL; the name of the radiopharmaceutical drug or its abbreviation; and the quantity of radioactivity at a specified date and time. For radiopharmaceutical drugs with a half-life greater than 100 days, the time may be omitted.
(B)A label is affixed to each syringe, vial, or other container used to hold a radiopharmaceutical drug to be transferred for commercial distribution. The label must include the radiation symbol and the words CAUTION, RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL or DANGER, RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL and an identifier that ensures that the syringe, vial, or other container can be correlated with the information on the transport radiation shield label.
(2)A licensee described by paragraphs (1)(b)(C) or (D) of this rule:
(a)May prepare radiopharmaceutical drugs for medical use, as defined in OAR 333-116-0020 (Definitions), provided that the radiopharmaceutical drug is prepared either by an authorized nuclear pharmacist, as specified in subsections (2)(b) and (2)(d) of this rule, or an individual under the supervision of an authorized nuclear pharmacist as specified in OAR 333-116-0100 (Supervision).
(b)May allow a pharmacist to work as an authorized nuclear pharmacist if:
(A)This individual qualifies as an authorized nuclear pharmacist as defined in OAR 333-116-0020 (Definitions);
(B)This individual meets the requirements specified in OAR 333-116-0910 (Training for an Authorized Nuclear Pharmacist), 333-116-0760 (Recentness of Training), 333-116-0915 (Training for Experienced Nuclear Pharmacists) and the licensee has received an approved license amendment identifying this individual as an authorized nuclear pharmacist; or
(C)This individual is designated as an authorized nuclear pharmacist in accordance with subsection (2)(d) of this rule.
(c)The actions authorized in subsections (2)(a) and (2)(b) of this rule are permitted in spite of more restrictive language in license conditions.
(d)May designate a pharmacist (as defined in OAR 333-116-0020 (Definitions)) as an authorized nuclear pharmacist if:
(A)The individual was a nuclear pharmacist preparing only radiopharmaceutical drugs containing accelerator-produced radioactive material; and
(B)The individual practiced at a pharmacy at a government agency or federally recognized Indian Tribe before November 30, 2007 or at all other pharmacies before August 8, 2009, or an earlier date as noticed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
(e)Shall provide to the Authority a copy of:
(A)Each individual’s certification by a specialty board whose certification process has been recognized by the Commission or an Agreement State as specified in OAR 333-116-0910 (Training for an Authorized Nuclear Pharmacist) with the written attestation signed by a preceptor as required by OAR 333-116-0680 (Training for Use of Unsealed Byproduct Material for Which a Written Directive is Required)(2)(b); or
(B)The Commission or Agreement State license; or
(C)Commission master materials licensee permit; or
(D)The permit issued by a licensee or Commission master materials permittee of broad scope or the authorization from a commercial nuclear pharmacy authorized to list its own authorized nuclear pharmacist; or
(E)Documentation that only accelerator-produced radioactive materials were used in the practice of nuclear pharmacy at a government agency or federally recognized Indian Tribe before November 30, 2007 or at all other locations of use before August 8, 2009, or an earlier date as noticed by the NRC; and
(F)A copy of the state pharmacy licensure or registration no later than 30 days after the date that the licensee allows pursuant to paragraphs (2)(b)(A) and (2)(b)(C) of this rule, which allows the individual to work as an authorized nuclear pharmacist.
(3)A licensee shall possess and use instrumentation to measure the radioactivity of radiopharmaceutical drugs. The licensee shall have procedures for use of the instrumentation. The licensee shall measure, by direct measurement or by combination of measurements and calculations, the amount of radioactivity in dosages of alpha-, beta-, or photon-emitting radiopharmaceutical drugs prior to transfer for commercial distribution. In addition, the licensee shall:
(a)Perform tests before initial use, periodically, and following repair, on each instrument for accuracy, linearity, and geometry dependence, as appropriate for the use of the instrument and make adjustments when necessary; and
(b)Check each instrument for constancy and proper operation at the beginning of each day of use.
(4)Nothing in this rule relieves the licensee from complying with applicable FDA, other federal and state requirements governing radiopharmaceutical drugs.
Rule 333-102-0285 — Special Requirement for a Specific License to Manufacture, Assemble, Repair or Distribute Commodities, Products or Devices Which Contain Radioactive Material: Manufacture, Preparation, or Transfer for Commercial Distribution of Radiopharmaceutical Drugs Containing Byproduct Material for Medical Use Under Division 116,