FDA Publishes Proposed Rule on National Standards for the Licensure of Wholesale Drug Distributors and Third-Party Logistics Providers

By and on April 13, 2022

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its proposed rule National Standards for the Licensure of Wholesale Drug Distributors and Third-Party Logistics Providers on February 4, 2022. The proposed rule sets national standards for the licensing of prescription drug wholesale distributors (WDDs) and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) with the goal of strengthening the security of the US drug supply chain. When finalized and effective, these licensing regulations will pre-empt state and local licensing standards, requirements and regulations that are different from these federal requirements.

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