To combat the rise of counterfeit drugs, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NBAP) introduced strict standards for wholesale distributors, formerly known as VAWD Accreditation and now called NABP Accredited Drug Distributor. In order be NABP Accredited Drug Distributor, distributors complete a compliance review of their operating policies and procedures, licensure verification, a detailed survey of their facilities, and a screening through NABP Clearinghouse.
Already four states (Indiana, Iowa, North Dakota, and Wyoming) require NABP Accredited Drug Distributors for their state license to distribute drugs, with more to follow. River City goes a step further than we’re required and offer pedigree tracing on all our products, so you can track your pharmaceuticals from the manufacturer to your shelves. Trace your pedigrees here.
Formerly known as VAWD Accreditation, NABP Accredited Drug Distributor means we have undergone compliance review of our operation policies and procedures, licensure verification, a survey of our facility’s operations, and a screening through NABP Clearinghouse.
If you are in Indiana, Iowa, North Dakota, or Wyoming, this accreditation is required by law. 24 States recognize the Drug Distributor Accreditation, many as a means of implementing the licensing provisions of new laws. Inquire with your state licensor for more information for your specific state.
To ensure the drugs you are paying for are the genuine article. With the rise of counterfeit drugs and wholesale distributors, NABP created these rules to combat illegitimate wholesalers. That’s also why we offer pedigree tracing for our drugs so you can rest assured the drugs you order are the ones your receive.
NABP Accredited Drug Distributor is the new branding for VAWD—it refers to the same process of accreditation that VAWD entailed. If you’re familiar with the term VAWD, just know NABP Accredit Drug Distributor is the same process, from the same people.