North Carolina General Statutes § 106-145.9 Written procedures concerning prescription drugs and lists of responsible persons

(a)        Procedures. - A wholesale distributor shall establish, maintain, and adhere to written procedures for the receipt, security, storage, inventory, and distribution of prescription drugs.  These shall include all of the following:

(1)        A procedure for identifying, recording, and reporting a loss or theft of a prescription drug.

(2)        A procedure for correcting all errors and inaccuracies in inventories of prescription drugs.

(3)        A procedure whereby the oldest approved stock of a prescription drug is distributed first.  The procedure may permit deviation from this requirement, if the deviation is temporary and appropriate.

(4)        A procedure for handling recalls and withdrawals of prescription drugs that adequately addresses recalls and withdrawals due to any of the following:

a.         An action initiated at the request of the Food and Drug Administration or other federal, State, or local law enforcement or other governmental agency, including the Department.

b.         Any voluntary action by the manufacturer to remove defective or potentially defective prescription drugs from the market.

c.         Any action undertaken to promote public health and safety by replacing existing prescription drugs with an improved product or new package design.

(5)        A procedure to ensure that the wholesale distributor prepares for, protects against, and handles any crisis that affects security or operation of any facility in the event of a strike, a fire, flood, or other natural disaster, or another emergency.

(6)        A procedure to ensure that any outdated prescription drugs are segregated from other prescription drugs and either returned to the manufacturer or destroyed.

(b)        Responsible Persons. - A wholesale distributor shall establish and maintain lists of officers, directors, managers, and other persons in charge of the distribution, storage, or handling of prescription drugs.  The lists shall include a description of the duties of those on the list and a summary of their qualifications. (1991, c. 699, s. 2.)

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