FDA’s Know Your Source: Protecting Patients from Unsafe Drugs
November 30, 2016
Beware of Rogue Wholesale Drug Distributors
Wholesale drug distributors are a link between manufacturers and health care professionals. Their role is to ensure prescription medications are delivered safely and efficiently to thousands of health care practitioners and pharmacies nationwide every day.
While the U.S. health care supply chain is one of the most secure and sophisticated in the world, there is a growing network of rogue wholesale drug distributors selling potentially unsafe drugs in the U.S. market.
Reduce the Chance of a Potentially Unsafe Drug Reaching Your Patients
In order to protect your patients from unsafe or ineffective drugs, the FDA urges health care professionals to verify that their supplier is licensed by the state. Drugs from rogue wholesale drug distributors may harm your patients and expose them to unknown risks or side effects. The FDA advises health care providers to know the source for prescription drugs.
Verify that Your Wholesale Drug Distributor is Licensed in Your State
For more information: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/HealthProfessionals/ucm389121.htm