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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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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday, September 26, 2015 is the tenth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Read more about National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Drug Take Back Day

Pharmacists required in 2015 to obtain at least 1 hour of CE in the topic of “opioid use or abuse”

Click here for more information in the February 2015 newsletter.

Naloxone protocol

Naloxone protocol - Pharmacists shall follow this protocol when dispensing naloxone pursuant to an oral, written or standing order to a person to administer to another person believed to be experiencing or about to experience a life-threatening opiate overdose as authorized in §54.1-3408. 

REVIVE! Pharmacy Dispensing Brochure - This brochure is designed for pharmacists to distribute along with naloxone. Pharmacists may obtain kits for dispensing naloxone for intranasal administration by contacting

Additional information regarding REVIVE!, the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education program may be accessed here . 

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.

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:


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)

Read More about 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

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

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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