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2018 News Updates

GMP Trainer Awareness, Certification, and Master Trainer Course (Aug 2018)  

NEW!  -  This online self-study course leads participants through many different ways to teach cGMPs and QSRs. Learn what a class instructor thinks while delivering a training session to students, so you can repeat that training approach in your own organization. This course is implemented in three phases: Awareness, Certification, and Master Trainer.  This is NOT a public seminar workshop. Our public seminar was so popular; we turned it into an online self-study course that fits into your busy schedule. Learn more about our GMP Trainer Awareness, Certification, and Master Trainer Course.

Root Cause Analysis and Investigation Report Writing - Online Self-Study Course (Apr 2018)  

NEW!  -  You asked for it, so we delivered!  The most popular class with Allan Dewes, "Root Cause Analysis and Investigation Report Writing" is now available as an online self-study course. In 3-1/2 hours you'll learn about the tools used to conduct a thorough deviation investigation. You'll also learn great tips and get clear guidance on how to write a deviation investigation report. This class is not just theory and offers clear examples. Private email-based coaching is also available.

California Designated Representative Reverse Distributor Training Program Approved (Apr 2018)  

NEW!  -  The California State Board of Pharmacy has approved our California Designated Representative Reverse Distributor training program. Successful completion earns you a training affidavit.

California Law Creates Designated Representative Reverse Distributor License (Jan 2018)  

California Senate Bill - SB 752 (Chapter 598, Statutes of 2017, Stone) Designated Representative-Reverse Distributor has been "chaptered" by the Secretary of State (enacted October 8, 2017). It includes the creation of a designated representative-reverse distributor license. At a high level:

Section 4040.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:  4040.5. "Reverse distributor" means every person who acts as an agent for pharmacies, drug wholesalers, third-party logistics providers, manufacturers, and other entities by receiving, inventorying, warehousing, and managing the disposition of outdated or nonsaleable dangerous drugs or dangerous devices.

Section 4022.6 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:  4022.6. "Designated representative-reverse distributor" means an individual to whom a license has been granted pursuant to Section 4053.2, who is responsible for supervision over a licensed wholesaler that only acts as a reverse distributor. A pharmacist fulfilling the duties of Section 4053.2 shall not be required to obtain a license as a designated representative-reverse distributor.

2017 News Updates

California HMDR Program Website Has Changed (May 2017)  

California's CDPH HMDR website has been updated. That means it'll be harder to find things related to HMDR Exemptee topics.  I suggest you start here:  California HMDR Program Website.

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