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Board of Pharmacy

Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463

Phone: (804) 367-4456
Fax: (804) 527-4472
Complaints: (800) 533-1560
Automated License Verification: (804) 270-6836

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15 to 5:00
except Holidays


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Eighth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 26, 2014

Drug Take Back EventVirginia will participate, Saturday, April 26, 2014 in the eighth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, this collaborative effort between state and local law enforcement agencies provides residents with an opportunity to dispose of potentially dangerous controlled substances from their medicine cabinets in an environmentally safe manner. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at sites designated by law enforcement throughout Virginia. To find a collection site nearby or for more information, click on the following link: Please note that this service is free and anonymous; no questions asked. To read more about this event view our printable flyer.

Information regarding Requirement for Nonresident Pharmacies to Submit Current Inspection Report:

FDA alerts pharmacies to concerns with testing conducted by Front Range Laboratories

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FDA Warns Health Care Providers to Not Administer Sterile Products from NuVision Pharmacy, Dallas Facility

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Nationwide Recall of All Compounded Sterile Products from Specialty Compounding, Cedar Park, TX

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NECC Meningitis Outbreak linked to Steroid Injections

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New Requirement for Obtaining ACPE-approved Continuing Education

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must now obtain an NABP e-Profile ID in order to receive credit from ACPE-approved continuing education providers. Click here for background and instructions.

Instructions for Obtaining a Pharmacist License through Examination or Reciprocity;

Study Guide (Examination Handbook) for Virginia Federal and State Drug Law Exam (Word .doc)

Information on prescription drug abuse and medication safety (AWARxE)

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Buying medicine online

For information about buying medicine online, visit the Consumer Protection section of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) Web site.
For more information:
Buying Medicine and Medical Products over the Internet from the FDA

Drug Disposal

How a consumer may properly dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.
Guidance from Office of National Drug Control Policy (pdf)
Campaign from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the American Pharmacists Association, and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Guidance from the FDA

Extension of renewal requirements for deployed military and spouses

Virginia law allows active duty service people or their spouses who are deployed outside the U.S. to have an extension of time for any requirement or fee pertaining to renewal until 60 days after the person’s return from deployment.  The extension cannot last beyond 5 years past the expiration date for the license.  For more information, please read attached policy and contact the applicable board for your license.

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Pharmacy Technicians

Laws & Regulations

Laws and Regulations Governing Pharmacy

Applications & Forms

Download the Forms and Applications available from the Virginia Board of Pharmacy.

Regulated Professions

View the list of Professions regulated by the Board.

Guidance Documents

View and download the available guidance documents from the Virginia Board of Pharmacy.

Information regarding Continuing Education Requirements (MS Word)

Board of Pharmacy Calendar

The Board of Pharmacy's Calendar of upcoming Board meetings and minutes from past Board meetings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to common questions

Newsletters & Presentations

Read the latest board news and see recent presentations in the Newsletters & Presentations page.

Regulatory Town Hall

The Virginia Department of Planning & Budget has designed a Regulatory Town Hall for anyone interested in the proposal of regulations or meetings of regulatory boards.

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