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Frequently Asked Questions for Pharmacists on "Drop-off/Pick-up" Locations

Q: May employers or other groups set up “drop-off/pick-up” locations that are not in a pharmacy? (For example, one inquiry the Board received was from an employer who wanted to set up a station at the work site to which a pharmacy would deliver all prescriptions for employees who would then pick up the prescriptions there.)

A: Such “drop-off/pick-up” sites do not comply with the North Carolina Pharmacy Practice Act.  Under that statute, a pharmacy is “any place where prescription drugs are dispensed or compounded” and any such place must be permitted by the Board of Pharmacy.  Final dispensing to patients at a non-permitted site as contemplated in these inquiries would not comply with North Carolina law.


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