How does a wholesale drug distributor get NABP Drug Distributor Accreditation (DDA)?


NABP Drug Distributor Accreditation (DDA) is an accreditation issued by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to wholesale distributor facilities. The accreditation ensures that facilities operate legitimately in full compliance with state and federal laws. Twenty-one states recognize the accreditation and North Dakota, Wyoming, and Indiana require it as an element of the licensure process. The accreditation process involves verification of the distributor’s existing state and federal licenses, criminal and financial background checks, and a detailed review of the company’s policies and procedures. The application also requires a $100,000 surety bond, proof of insurance, photos of the facility, a list of customers and vendors, a detailed business description, and an ownership chart.

The policy and procedure guides required are extensive. Formal company documents must be submitted in the areas of licensing and compliance with laws/regulations, operations, security, records, and many more. These documents must lay out a detailed plan of action for achieving the highest standards of compliance.

The application process takes 7-12 months. The initial fees are approximately $5,000, but they vary based on the number of background checks required. Annual renewals and documentation are required to maintain the accreditation.

Our services will help your company obtain all licenses and registrations and manage ongoing license renewals and compliance with state laws and regulations. For additional please contact CT Corporation

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