Pharmacies are challenged to play a pivotal role in the nation's drug supply chain: dispensing medications to the public.  Among the many regulations—state and federal—that govern the activities of dispensing medicine, are three critical laws pertaining to the safety and security of both the general public and industry professionals. These laws pertain to:

  • The security of the drug supply chain
  • The regulation and security of controlled substances
  • The management of pharmaceutical hazardous waste

They are enforced by the FDA, DEA, and EPA. This handbook will provide an in-depth overview of each of these regulations. 


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