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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Pay Attention To The Version! – Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR)

Beware! – There are multiple versions of forms and booklets for Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR) license applicants

Florida state websites are getting reorganized and redesigned. As a result, an internet search for Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR) application forms and candidate information booklets can lead you to outdated versions.

At the time of writing this post, there are CDR forms and publications that have an effective date of December 2017 or January 2018.  In my small sampling of search results, I was able to locate a form as old as 2014.

If you’re not sure you’ve got the latest forms or publications, here’s what the 2018 application form says, “If you have any questions or need assistance in completing this application, please contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics, at 850.717.1800.”


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FL CDR – Q & A by the Division of Drugs, Devices, & Cosmetics

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


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Free Tips – FL Certified Designated Representative Exam

Updated Sept 27, 2018


Florida CDR Exam Prep for the Florida Certified Designated Representative Laws & Rules Examination


The Florida DBPR website has been redesigned.  Here’s how to get the most current version of the Florida CDR Candidate Information Booklet (CIB):

  • Go to the home page of the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR):  http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/
  • In the search box, enter “candidate information booklets.” Choose English. Then click “DDC – Certified Designated Representative.”

The original post follows below:

It’s a high-stakes test. Follow these free tips to get ready for the Florida CDR laws & rules examination.

  • Find out everything about the exam – Read the official candidate information booklet from start to finish.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Think ahead – Your test preparation counts for a lot, and don’t forget to learn everything you can about what to expect before you arrive at the testing center.

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7 eLearning Dos And Don’ts For Successful Online Learning – eLearning Industry

Here’s a teaser tidbit from a blog post that was really well written.  Seven free tips on how to approach your online learning experience.

“Being in control of your own motivation doesn’t mean that eLearning should be a grueling challenge in self-discipline, though. You simply might need to adjust your strategy a bit. For a successful eLearning journey, there are some basic eLearning dos and don’ts that will ensure you get the very best from your effort and motivation.”

Read all 7 free tips: Source: 7 eLearning Dos And Don’ts For Successful Online Learning – eLearning Industry


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How to retake the FL CDR exam – Reexamination Info

Updated April 10, 2018

The Florida DBPR website has been redesigned.  Here’s how to get the most current version of the Florida CDR Candidate Information Booklet (CIB):

  • Go to the home page of the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR):  http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/
  • In the search box, enter “candidate information booklets.” Choose English. Then click “DDC – Certified Designated Representative.”

The original post follows below:

Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR) Reexamination Information

“REEXAMINATION INFORMATION
A candidate who fails to achieve the required passing score on the examination may be reexamined upon submission of a written request and a fee of $241.00. Pertinent reexamination and contact information is provided to all affected candidates along with their original grade report.”

Source:
Candidate Information Booklet for the Certified Designated Representative Laws and Rules Examination – PDF (FL CDR CIB effective July 1, 2016)

If you’re preparing to take the Florida Certified Designated Representative Laws and Rules Examination, please don’t wait until the last minute to prepare and study for the test. If the exam is in your future, start studying as soon as you can, in order to avoid unnecessary stress.

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Be Aware Of Changes – FL CDR Exam Candidate Information Booklet

Updated April 10, 2018

The Florida DBPR website has been redesigned.  Here’s how to get the most current version of the Florida CDR Candidate Information Booklet (CIB):

  • Go to the home page of the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR):  http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/
  • In the search box, enter “candidate information booklets.” Choose English. Then click “DDC – Certified Designated Representative.”

The original post follows below:

Changes have been made in the July 2016 version of the Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR) Candidate Information Booklet (CIB) for the CDR laws and rules examination.

The CIB is typically revised without noticeable changes.  This latest version contains some changes that are worth noting. The following are some samples of changes that have been made.

New Mailing Address – The address has changed. This is especially important when sending an address change form, or for requesting special testing accommodations. All applicants for an examination or a reexamination who desire special testing accommodations due to a disability must submit a written request to the Special Testing Coordinator prior to each exam.

New Phone Number To Make Your Test Reservation – The number to call and make your test reservation with a Pearson VUE Customer Care Associate has changed.

New Fax Number For Questions Concerning Acceptable Translation Dictionaries – You can still call the Examination Administration Unit, but if you want to fax your question, pay attention to the new fax number.

Proper Identification – Candidates will not be admitted without showing proper identification. Your name and address must match what was submitted on your application.

A Photo Will Be Taken – As part of the checking–in process, a photo will be taken of the candidate prior to taking the exam. This photo will be visible on the candidate’s exam result report.

Reexamination Information – This information has changed. A candidate who fails to achieve the required passing score on the examination may be reexamined upon submission of a written request and a fee of $241.00. Pertinent reexamination and contact information is provided to all affected candidates along with their original grade report.

Source:  Candidate Information Booklet for the Certified Designated Representative Laws and Rules Examination (dated “Effective July 1, 2016”)

Links:  The current version of the FL CDR CIB (pdf)


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Prescription drug scheme: Miami Beach prescription drug supplier pleads guilty – South Florida Business Journal

Prescription vial spilling out drug capsules

“Prescription drug diversion compromises the integrity of America’s drug supply chain,” Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Mizer said in a new release. “This Miami-based supplier sold tens of millions of dollars of illegally diverted drugs, which ended up on the shelves of pharmacies and in the medicine cabinets of American consumers.”

Read the full article:  Source: Prescription drug scheme: Miami Beach prescription drug supplier pleads guilty – South Florida Business Journal


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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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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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