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