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Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463
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Phone: (804) 367-4456
Fax: (804) 527-4472
Complaints: (800) 533-1560
Email: pharmbd@dhp.virginia.gov


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


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Closure of walk-in services

In response to COVID-19 social distancing precautions, DHP’s public reception area is closed to walk-in services.. Read More.

COVID-19 Updates as of 3/27/2020

In response to Governor Northam’s declared state of emergency regarding COVID-19 and as authorized in §54.1-3307.3, the Virginia Board of Pharmacy offers the following information and provisions for the duration of the declared emergency. Emergency Provisions During the COVID-19 Declared Emergency– Updated 3/27/2020

FDA Guidance for Compounding Hand Sanitizer


Regulations Effective December 11, 2019

Periodic Regulatory Review Complete; Regulations Effective December 11, 2019 – click here to access Crosswalk for Regulatory Changes.


Opioid dosage guidance

HHS Releases Guide for Clinicians on the Appropriate Dosage Reduction or Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Analgesics click here


Scam Alert

The Board has become aware of recent communications to licensees in Virginia and in other states that are designed to appear to be from a professional licensing board, but are fraudulent in nature. Read more.


Notification of Changes to Issuance of Licenses

The Board of Pharmacy is implementing a process to cease mailing hard-copy licenses, registrations, and permits on an annual basis that bear an expiration date. Licensees must still continue to renew their licenses annually or as required, submit payment, and attest to compliance with obtaining any required continuing education. Read more here.


Scheduling of Gabapentin

Information for scheduling of Gabapentin may be found here.


Pharmaceutical Processors

Information regarding pharmaceutical processors and the dispensing of cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil.


Transfer of Unfilled Prescriptions for Schedule II, III, IV, and V controlled substances

DEA has clarified the conditions under which a prescription for an unfilled prescription for a Schedule II, III, IV, and V controlled substance may be transferred.  Click here to read more.


Regulations for Prescribing Opioids, Buprenorphine; New PMP Reporting Requirements; Naloxone Brochure Updated

Click here to view the Regulations Governing the Prescribing of Opioids and Buprenorphine - effective 8/8/2018 

FAQs about the Prescribing of Buprenorphine for Addiction and Opioids for Pain


REVIVE! Pharmacy Dispensing Brochure - This brochure is designed for pharmacists to distribute along with naloxone.

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


Drug Disposal

How a consumer may properly dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.
Guidance from the FDA
List of Authorized Collectors of Drugs for Destruction


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


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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Pharmacists
Pharmacy Technicians
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Prescribers
Consumers

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.

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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