(a) A wholesaler or third-party logistics provider licensed by the board that distributes controlled substances, dangerous drugs, or dangerous devices within or into this state shall report to the board all distributions of dangerous drugs and controlled substances that are subject to abuse, as determined by the board.
(b) Each wholesaler shall develop and maintain a system for tracking individual sales of dangerous drugs at preferential or contract prices to pharmacies that primarily or solely dispense prescription drugs to patients of long-term care facilities. The system shall be capable of identifying purchases of any dangerous drug at preferential or contract prices by customers that vary significantly from prior ordering patterns for the same customer, including by identifying purchases in the preceding 12 calendar months by that customer or similar customers and identifying current purchases that exceed prior purchases by either that customer or similar customers by a factor of 20 percent.
(c) Upon written, oral, or electronic request by the board, a wholesaler shall furnish data tracked pursuant to subdivision (b) to the board in written, hardcopy, or electronic form. The board shall specify the dangerous drugs, the customers, or both the dangerous drugs and customers for which data are to be furnished, and the wholesaler shall have 30 calendar days to comply with the request.
(d) As used in this section, “preferential or contract prices” means and refers to purchases by contract of dangerous drugs at prices below the market wholesale price for those drugs.
(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 507, Sec. 22. (AB 2605) Effective January 1, 2015.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018