Theft and Sabotage in the Supply Chain is Big Business – HealthcarePackaging.com

“Supply chain theft is estimated at $35-40 billion per year in the US, and today’s threats to the commercial supply chain are different than those of the past. Logistics companies are perfect targets, and those that aren’t aware of the changes are more likely to fall prey.”

“Brandman discussed why theft-related loss is getting worse, and said that the value of the product plus a low risk factor, lax security and an inadequate criminal justice system equals high gain, low risk. Plus, says Brandman, the internet combined with small parcel delivery service make it easy to distribute stolen goods. Thieves – often internal – who work together can result in significant loss to the company.”

Read the full article:  Theft and Sabotage in the Supply Chain is Big Business – HealthcarePackaging.com


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The Growing Trend of PBM Track-And-Trace Audits – Frier Levitt

The Growing Trend of PBM Track-And-Trace Audits – Frier Levitt

“Pharmacies are being asked [to] provide transaction history, transaction information, and transaction statement, and to maintain such records for not less than six years after the transaction.”

“Pharmacies are expected to ensure that wholesalers provide the aforementioned information at the time of purchase or be in a position to provide this information at the time of a request. Such requests are being made despite pharmacies having purchased from duly, licensed, and verifiable wholesalers.”

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Pharmacists must sign, receive drugs delivered to pharmacy by wholesaler – The Script

To be in full compliance with pharmacy law, refer to Business and Professions Code (BPC) section 4059.5(a), which states:

“Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, dangerous drugs or dangerous devices may only be ordered by an entity licensed by the board and shall be delivered to the licensed premises and signed for and received by a pharmacist.” (Emphasis added.)

Read the full article:  Pharmacists must sign, receive drugs delivered to pharmacy by wholesaler – The Script (March 2019 page 9)


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Plan Ahead: Board Office Move – Application Processing Times



Updated January 25, 2019:

The California Board of Pharmacy provided this latest update:

“Board staff were advised there have been significant delays in approvals necessary to begin construction within the office space. Based on these delays it is currently anticipated the move will occur in May or June 2019. Board staff continues to work with DCA and the Department of General Services and will continue to provide updates to the Organizational Development committee.”

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Plan ahead if you’re thinking about submitting a California Board of Pharmacy individual license application (e.g., California Designated Representative license).

As of this writing, here’s why:

  • The holiday season is here
  • Year-end business processes and activities could get in the way
  • California Designated Representative license application (wholesaler, 3PL)  processing times can take some time.  Based on September/October 2018 data, processing times could take anywhere between 13-39 days. If there are application deficiencies, it could add an additional 10-30 days of processing time.
  • The California Board of Pharmacy office relocation move was originally planned for February 2019, and could be delayed.

In a nutshell, plan ahead if you’re planning to submit a California Designated Representative license application.

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McKesson announces Hammergen’s retirement, chooses successor – Drug Store News



“McKesson has announced the retirement of its chairman and CEO John Hammergen, effective March 31, 2019. The company’s board has unanimously elected Brian Tyler, who currently is president and COO of the San Francisco-based company, to succeed him as CEO, effective April 1, 2019. Edward Mueller, McKesson’s lead independent director, will become chairman, also effective April 1, 2019.”

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California Designated Representative Training – Required Topics



“Question: I need to take a California Designated Representative training course. What kind of topics will be covered in an approved training program?

Answer: It depends on the kind of California Designated Representative license type you are applying for. In other words, the required topics are different for the wholesaler, third-party logistics provider (3PL), and reverse distributor.  . . .”

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Fort Lauderdale to host state’s biotech conference this month – Sun Sentinel


It’s happening here in Florida!  More than 400 scientists, entrepreneurs, investors and biotech industry experts are expected to gather in Fort Lauderdale this month for the annual BioFlorida conference.

“It is designed “to showcase the business and scientific achievements in the industry and encourage collaborations and partnerships,” said Nancy Bryan, CEO and president of the West Palm Beach-based BioFlorida.  Those in the industry have much to celebrate, as Florida’s biotech industry grew in companies and incubators by nearly 15 percent in 2017, one of the strongest results since 2008, according to BioFlorida.”

Read the full source article:  Fort Lauderdale to host state’s biotech conference this month – Sun Sentinel


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License Details About California Designated Representative | mySkills myFuture


What is a California Designated Representative?

“A designated representative is an individual who performs clerical, inventory control, housekeeping, delivery, maintenance, or similar functions related to the distribution or dispensing of dangerous drugs or dangerous devices. To work as a designated representative, you must possess and keep a current certificate as a designated representative.”

Read more, learn more from the source article: License details about Designated Representative | mySkills myFuture | CareerOneStop


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Verify Wholesale Drug Distributor Licenses – FDA.gov



In the course of your work, you might have a need to verify a wholesaler’s license.  Read on.

“Prescription drugs should only be purchased from wholesale drug distributors licensed in the United States. To verify a wholesale drug distributor is licensed in the state(s) where it is conducting business, use the link provided in the table below to access your state licensing authority’s database or contact information. (Note: The databases accessible through the links below are maintained by your state licensing authority.)

U.S. State Agencies Responsible for Licensing Wholesale Prescription Drug Distributors … “

View the entire web page to access the state agency links: Drug Supply Chain Integrity > Verify Wholesale Drug Distributor Licenses – FDA.gov


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