Proposed Regulations for 3PL Providers – CA Board of Pharmacy

Here’s an update on the status of California Board of Pharmacy sponsored legislation to enact provisions to license third-party logistic (3PL) providers as a separate class, and not as the Board had previously done under the category of wholesaler. According to the December 17, 2014 meeting minutes of the Enforcement and Compounding Committee: Legislation was […]

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FDA > Are you ready for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act?

Become familiar with the law  There are new requirements under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) for manufacturers, repackagers, wholesale distributors, dispensers, and third-party logistics providers (trading partners). Some requirements began in November 2014 and several key requirements begin at various stages in 2015. The new requirements, development of standards, and the system for […]

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California HMDR Exemptee – Minimum Qualifications

California HMDR Exemptee Training Certification Course for home medical device retailers (accepted by the California Department of Public Health – Food and Drug Branch) Updated February 19, 2021: Many California Home Medical Device Retailer (HMDR) Exemptee applicants have questions about the minimum qualifications for Exemptee eligibility. If you navigate to, and open up the HMDR Exemptee Application (PDF), […]

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FDA Recommends New Testing Standards for Home Use Devices | RAPS

“A final guidance document issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aims to make medical devices used by patients in their homes safer and more reliable. Background In general, medical devices can be divided into two categories: Those intended to be used in professional settings by healthcare professionals, and those intended to be […]

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Full-line distributor sales reached $305 billion in 2013, representing 90% of pharma sales – Pharmaceutical Commerce

“HDMA’s 2014-15 Factbook updates member financial, operational performance. The just-published 2014-15 Factbook, a compilation of HDMA member data as well as relevant industry statistics, gives evidence that full-line wholesalers are running faster—shipping more products each day, while handling a higher daily average of orders. The report also provides a snapshot of what the industry was […]

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FDA Law Blog: FDA Speaks at Annual HDMA Track-and-Trace Conference

“Throughout the conference, manufacturers, distributors, and other members of the drug supply chain expressed concern over the current lack of guidance from FDA regarding compliance with federal product tracing laws with only 49 days until the DSCSA is set to begin to take effect. Dr. Connie Jung, Acting Associate Director for Policy and Communications for […]

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