“According to research AAHomecare had been performing using Medicare data, the number of traditional suppliers of home medical equipment to Medicare beneficiaries has dropped 40.9 percent since July 2013. In addition, the number of unique locations (commonly referred to as rooftops) serving Medicare beneficiaries has declined by 38.7 percent during the same period.”
“Specifically, how to mark pharmaceutical products with a National Drug Code (NDC), serial number, lot number, and expiration date in both machine-readable and human-readable format will be covered, as will the use of GS1 identifiers, application identifiers, and data carriers.”
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) – Division of Drugs, Devices, & Cosmetics (DDDC) maintains a webpage full of commonly posed questions. Many of the questions are related to the Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR) license: FL DBPR DDDC Permitting FAQs
“Some companies need more than one designated representative. That is because every moment that the business is operating, at least one rep must be there. So with vacations and days off and maybe multiple shifts, it’s not possible in many cases for one of these wholesale drug or device companies to fulfill their requirements with only one designated rep.”
Decide the best way to personally learn the subject – If you prefer self-study, then consider this FL CDR Exam Prep Course.
Block out time to get ready – Studying & prepping take time. Make the commitment to identify and protect this time.
Study in spurts and take long breaks – Let’s admit it. Getting ready for a test isn’t much fun. However, studying in small chunks, and getting needed breaks makes it more tolerable.
Use many resources in studying and preparing – for example, reference these collections of online laws & rules: FL DBPR; DRE blog
Practice, practice, & practice – Drill sample questions to discover your weaknesses.
Simply reading or listening to the regulations won’t get you ready. You’ll also want to constantly assess your mastery of the rules, correct your misunderstandings, and reinforce what you should know. The following class helps you study, and gives you the opportunity to take lots of practice exams: FL CDR Exam Prep Course.
” “How a wholesaler could potentially procure drugs, whether they’re in Canada, Europe and get those back to the US and get those into the supply channel efficiently and effectively I think is quite cumbersome,” said CFO Tim Guttman. “It’s not efficient and there are risks.” VP Barbara Brungess added despite the impracticalities and legal hurdles to overturn, the primary concern is safety.”