To evaluate participants in the pharmaceutical supply for their compliance with Federal and State regulation and industry best practices.
At the National Coalition for Drug Quality & Security (NCDQS), our accreditation programs evaluate wholesale drug distributors for compliance with state and federal regulations and industry best practices to maintain the quality and security of drug products. We understand the pressures involved in running a business and the needs of the industry; the importance of protecting the public from drug products that may be ineffective or dangerous due to compromised integrity or counterfeiting; and the need for a thorough and efficient process to evaluate a facility for regulatory compliance and compliance to our accreditation standards.
Time to Accreditation
We employ a 90-day guarantee. We will confirm the 3-year accreditation of the facility or notify the facility they have not achieved accreditation within 90 days of the acceptance of the application. Facilities that have not achieved accreditation will be given detailed information regarding the areas of non-compliance, and they may submit a new application.
The industry is rapidly changing as technology becomes more advanced and new regulations are implemented. Wholesale distributors are also innovative in their strategy to become more efficient and profitable. It is important as an accrediting organization for us to remain at the forefront in developing and revising accreditation standards to ensure the protection and quality of the prescription products and drugs in the supply chain by addressing and incorporating new best practices.
NCDQS programs evaluate whether applicants are compliant with regulations and implement best practices by reviewing the business, key personnel backgrounds, licensure/registrations, review of SOPs against our regulations and accreditation standards, and an on-site survey to assess facility security and environmental conditions, and for compliance to the facility SOPs.
Leadership & Advisory Board
Denise Frank RPh, Director of Accreditation and Inspection Services, is a pharmacist and an independent consultant with extensive experience in pharmacy practice and expertise in accreditation and regulatory compliance. She served as a member of the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy for eight years and participatedin National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) committees for almost 20 years. She also served as a surveyor consultant and Accreditation and Inspection Services manager for NABP.
Furthering our commitment to the actual operations of the pharmaceutical supply chain, our Advisory Board is comprised of members with experience and expertise in the following areas: Manufacturing, Distribution, Pharmacy/Healthcare provider, and Legal/Regulatory (FDA, DEA, Board of Pharmacy, Attorney, Consultant).