Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR) Application Available Online

Vitamin bottles and pillsHere’s how to find the FL CDR application form online.

Go to the following webpage:
Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation – Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics – Certified Designated Representative

Then scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on:
Apply Using A Printable Application

If you need help, the page states:
If you have any questions or need assistance completing these forms, please call the Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics Program at (850) 717-1800.

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National Medicare Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against 243 Individuals for Approximately $712 Million in False Billing | OPA | Department of Justice

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“In Los Angeles, eight defendants were charged for their roles in schemes to defraud Medicare of approximately $66 million.  In one case, a doctor is charged with causing almost $23 million in losses to Medicare through his own fraudulent billing and referrals for DME, including over 1000 expensive power wheelchairs and home health services that were not medically necessary and often not provided.”

Read the full announcement – Source: National Medicare Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against 243 Individuals for Approximately $712 Million in False Billing | OPA | Department of Justice


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Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR) Required For Wholesale Distributors

Law books, gavel, scaleThe Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation – Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics answers the question, “Does my company need a permit?”  Their answer includes a helpful chart, definitions, and a link to relevant Florida statutes

Prescription drug wholesalers need to have a Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR):

“CERTIFIED DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE

All prescription drug wholesale distributor and out-of-state prescription drug wholesale distributor permittees and applicants must designate in writing at least one natural person to serve as the designated representative for a given establishment.  Such person must have an active certification from the department (a “certified designated representative” or “CDR”).”

Source: Certified Designated Representative – Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation

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FDA Releases First Wholesaler and 3PL Facility Licensure Data to the Public | The National Law Review

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“Users either can query the database when searching for a particular company here or download the entire data set as an Excel file from this page.  Although technically the law only requires a public wholesale distributor database, FDA determined that making the 3PL information public as well served the law’s goals, and it stated in a December 2014 policy document that: “The ultimate goal is for the public database to serve as a single repository of licensing and facility information for wholesale drug distributors and 3PLs conducting business in the United States.””

Read the full article: Source: FDA Releases First Wholesaler and 3PL Facility Licensure Data to the Public | The National Law Review


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NEW: 2015-16 Economic Report on Pharmaceutical Wholesalers and Specialty Distributors – Drug Channels

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“This year’s report—our sixth edition—has been updated, revised, reorganized, and expanded. It contains the latest industry and financial data, along with detailed information about the strategies and market positions of the largest public companies: AmerisourceBergen, McKesson, and Cardinal Health. It also includes many new elements.”

Read the full article: Source: Drug Channels: NEW: 2015-16 Economic Report on Pharmaceutical Wholesalers and Specialty Distributors


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3PL Acquisitions Expected to Increase – Pharmaceutical Processing

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“They attributed the increase to growing pressure to expand services, increase geographic footprints and drive scale in specific markets. Consolidating firms will need to weather significant industry restructuring and navigate brand confusion in some markets, the report said.

This year, meanwhile, respondents expected those large 2014 deals to lead to defensive acquisitions by other firms.”

Read the full article: Source: Third-Party Logistics Acquisitions Expected to Increase – Pharmaceutical Processing


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