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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

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Westbury Pharmacy Agrees to Revocation of Permit as part of Settlement with Board of Pharmacy
May 29, 2015 Westbury Pharmacy Board of Pharmacy Hearing Cancelled

May 22, 2015 -- Westbury Pharmacy, at 8903 Three Chopt Road, Richmond has entered into a Consent Order issued by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy under §54.1 – 3316 of the Code of Virginia in lieu of a May 29 administrative hearing regarding last month’s Board Order that summarily suspended the pharmacy’s permit to possess and dispense prescription drugs. Read more.

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.

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.

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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;

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.
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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)
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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Laws & Regulations

Laws and Regulations Governing Pharmacy

Applications & Forms

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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

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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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