|Board of Pharmacy|
Phone: (804) 367-4456
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15 to 5:00
|Other Citizen Services|
Own Your Future: Virginia's Long-Term Care Awareness Campaign
Virginia Board Of Pharmacy Suspends Westbury Pharmacy Permit
April 17, 2015 - The Virginia Board of Pharmacy (BOP) today summarily suspended the pharmacy permit of Westbury Pharmacy, at 8903 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, Virginia, effective immediately. Read more.
FDA News Release
April 2, 2015 - FDA alerts health care professionals and patients not to use products from the Prescription Center pharmacy in Fayetteville, N.C. - Read the full news release.
DEA Diversion Awareness Conference
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be hosting a regional one-day Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conference (PDAC) on Saturday, May 30th. A second offering of the conference will be held on Sunday, May 31st, 2015. Location: Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, Norfolk, VA. Target audience: pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, or loss prevention personnel. CE: 7 hours of ACPE-approved CE offered. No registration fee, but must register at the DEA website. Questions: contact ODLL@usdoj.gov
Note: CE will satisfy 2015 requirement for pharmacists to obtain at least 1 hour of CE on “opioid use or abuse”.
Message from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB):
NTSB has recently adopted a safety study about the risk of impairment in transportation accidents. As a result, it has made several recommendations including publication and dissemination of a reminder to all prescribers and pharmacists of the importance of routinely discussing with patients the effect their diagnosed medical conditions or recommended drugs may have on their ability to safely operate a vehicle in any mode of transportation. Click here to read an excerpt from the study.
DEA Publishes Final Rule Rescheduling Hydrocodone Combination Products From Schedule III to Schedule II
Effective October 6, 2014 - On August 22, 2014, the US Drug Enforcement Administration published a Final Rule in the Federal Register placing hydrocodone combination products into Schedule II effective October 6, 2014. DEA first published the proposed rules in March 2014, in response to a Food and Drug Administration recommendation. DEA received almost 600 public comments regarding the proposed rules after they were published, with a small majority of the commenters supporting the change, a DEA press release notes. Frequently asked questions on this subject may be accessed here.
Questions may be directed to your local DEA Field Office or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Video Resource - Prescription Drug Abuse - Red Flags for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
An educational video for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to help them identify the warning signs of prescription drug abuse and diversion when dispensing prescriptions was created by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® and the Anti-Diversion Industry Working Group, a consortium of pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors. This 12-minute video, entitled, "Red Flags," includes a foreword from Virginia Board of Pharmacy Executive Director, Caroline D. Juran.
Information regarding Requirement for Nonresident Pharmacies to Submit Current Inspection Report:
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;
Information on prescription drug abuse and medication safety (AWARxE)
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
How a consumer may properly dispose
of unwanted prescription drugs.
Guidance from Office of National Drug Control Policy (pdf)
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.
Laws & Regulations
Applications & Forms
Download the Forms and Applications available from the Virginia Board of Pharmacy.
View the list of Professions regulated by the Board.
Guidance DocumentsView and download the available guidance documents from the Virginia Board of Pharmacy.
Information regarding Continuing Education Requirements (MS Word)
Board of Pharmacy CalendarThe Board of Pharmacy's Calendar of upcoming Board meetings and minutes from past Board meetings.
Frequently Asked QuestionsFind the answers to common questions
Newsletters & PresentationsRead 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.