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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 110. Board of Pharmacy
Chapter 50. Regulations Governing Wholesale Distributors, Manufacturers, Third-Party Logistics Providers, and Warehousers
8/12/2022

18VAC110-50-110. Returned, damaged, and counterfeit drugs; investigations.

A. Any drug or device returned to a manufacturer, another wholesale distributor, or a third-party logistics provider shall be kept under the proper conditions and documentation showing that proper conditions were maintained shall be provided to the manufacturer, wholesale distributor, nonresident wholesale distributor, third-party logistics provider, or nonresident third-party logistics provider to which the drugs are returned.

B. Any drug or device that, or any drug whose immediate or sealed outer or secondary container or labeling, is outdated, damaged, deteriorated, misbranded, adulterated, counterfeited, suspected of being counterfeited or adulterated, or otherwise deemed unfit for human consumption shall be quarantined and physically separated from other drugs and devices until its appropriate disposition.

C. When a drug or device is adulterated, misbranded, counterfeited, or suspected of being counterfeit, or when the immediate or sealed outer or secondary container or labeling of any drug or device is adulterated, misbranded other than misbranding identified by the manufacturer through a recall or withdrawal, counterfeited, or suspected of being counterfeit, the wholesale distributor, nonresident wholesale distributor, third-party logistics provider, or nonresident third-party logistics provider shall:

1. Provide notice to the board and the manufacturer, wholesale distributor, or third-party logistics provider from which such drug or device was acquired within three business days of that determination.

2. Maintain any such drug or device, its containers and labeling, and its accompanying documentation or any evidence of criminal activity until its disposition by the appropriate state and federal government authorities.

D. The wholesale distributor, nonresident wholesale distributor, third-party logistics provider, or nonresident third-party logistics provider shall fully cooperate with authorities conducting any investigation of counterfeiting or suspected counterfeiting to include the provision of any records related to receipt or distribution of the suspect drug or device.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3307 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 24, eff. September 6, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 19, eff. June 29, 2017; Volume 35, Issue 12, eff. March 22, 2019.

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