Purchasing Safe Drugs and Devices from an Approved Source

 

MAKE SURE THE DRUGS AND DEVICES YOU DISPENSE IN YOUR PRACTICE COME FROM A STATE APPROVED SOURCE!

 

Under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (21 U.S.C. 351 et seq.), as of January 1, 2015, all healthcare providers who dispense or administer prescription drugs to patients are required to purchase their prescription drug products only from authorized trading partners licensed by or registered with the state or federal government. This will help protect patients from being harmed by potentially dangerous and illegal drug products.

 

The FDA is committed to promoting and protecting the public health by helping to ensure that only safe, effective, and high-quality drugs and devices are available to the American public. Health care providers and patients are encouraged to report any suspicious medical products to FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations www.fda.gov/oci. Physician offices should be wary of mass advertising campaigns via “blast faxes,” phone calls, direct email, and online marketing for the sale of physician administered drugs and injections.

 

The Louisiana Board of Wholesale Drug Distributors (LBWDD) is the state agency charged with the responsibility to safeguard life and health and to promote the public welfare by licensing and regulating all entities engaged in the wholesale distribution of controlled or legend drugs or devices in/into the state of Louisiana.

 

To verify that a vendor you buy drugs or devices from is licensed by the LBWDD, go to:

 

http://www.lsbwdd.org/wholesaler-license-lookup/