Drug Distribution & Wholesalers

 In 2015, the owner and pharmacist-in-charge of Lane Pharmacy passed away. The Pharmacy, however, carried on as nothing had happened. Allegedly, the Pharmacy continued to operate without a pharmacist. This “unusual” Pharmacy operated until 2017, when the California Board of Pharmacy received a complaint that non-licensed individuals were dispensing medications. The Board investigation revealed that

The importance of choosing the right wholesaler cannot be underestimated. With so much emphasis on compliance, a pharmacy cannot succeed if it partners with a wholesaler that does not understand pharmacy business and the requirements placed on pharmacies by PBMs, Boards, and federal agencies. Pharmacy’s profitability largely depends on its wholesalers. Therefore, an effective and

A physician and his wife were recently sentenced to pay fines of $7,500 and $3,000, respectively, for receiving in interstate commerce and delivering misbranded drugs, a misdemeanor. Read the Department of Justice’s summary of the case here.

The physician specialized in the treatment of cancer patients. His wife was managing the practice and was responsible

The FDA has extended the deadline for manufacturers, repackagers, and other distributors to place a drug product identifier at the individual package level for each product introduced into interstate commerce.

Beginning November 27, 2017, manufacturers are required to “affix or imprint a product identifier to each package and homogenous case of product intended to be

The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) is also known as Track-and-Trace law. It creates a system to identify and trace certain prescription drugs to improve detection and removal of potentially dangerous products from the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain.  The DSCSA has two parts.
Phase I is product tracing. Manufacturers, wholesalers, repackagers, and many