Expect Possible Delays With The California State Board of Pharmacy

Plan ahead.

If you have license renewals coming up, or you’re planning to submit license applications, try to get ahead of possible delays in the June-July 2019 timeframe, due to:

  • the end of the fiscal year (end of June 2019)
  • a Board office move July 2019

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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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When Does the 36-Month Oxygen Rental Period Restart? – HomeCareMag.com

The headline article is a nice little resource.  It’s a well-organized piece written by Jeffrey S. Baird.  In the article, the author answers the question to:

“Providers often ask: “Are there scenarios in which the HME provider can start over the initial 36-month rental period?” The answer is yes. The following will review each of these scenarios.”

Read the source article:  When Does the 36-Month Oxygen Rental Period Restart? – HomeCareMag.com


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Billion-Dollar Medicare Fraud Bust – FBI.gov

Read the full article:  Billion-Dollar Medicare Fraud Bust – FBI Announces Results of Operation Brace Yourself – FBI.gov

The FBI & DOJ targeted alleged schemes involving the payment of illegal kickbacks and bribes by DME companies in exchange for the referral of Medicare beneficiaries by medical professionals working with fraudulent telemedicine companies for back, shoulder, wrist and knee braces that were medically unnecessary. Some of the defendants allegedly controlled an international telemarketing network that lured over hundreds of thousands of elderly and/or disabled patients into a criminal scheme that crossed borders, involving call centers in the Philippines and throughout Latin America.

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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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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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Innovative HME Retail Product Award Winners Make Their Case at Medtrade | HomeCare Magazine



“The purpose of the retail awards competition is to promote and recognize products that contribute to providers’ bottom lines though cash sales. Representatives from seven companies made their case to session attendees, who along with judges, voted on their top three choices.”

Read the full source article: Innovative HME Retail Product Award Winners Make Their Case at Medtrade | HomeCare Magazine

The top 3 HME retail products were:

  1. The Flyp Nebulizer from Convexity Scientific
  2. The DFree from Triple W—a wearable device that can track the progression of bladder movements (for incontinence) using non-invasive ultrasonic sensors
  3. The Jazzy Air 2 scooter from Pride Mobility

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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.”

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