The work group met on August 29-30, 2018, at NABP Headquarters in Mount Prospect, IL. This work group was established in response to member input.

Review of the Work Group Charge:

Work group members reviewed their charge and accepted it as follows:

1. Review existing state and federal laws and regulations regarding suspicious orders of controlled substances placed by pharmacies to wholesale distributors.

2. Recommend, if necessary, amending the Model State Pharmacy Act and Model Rules of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (Model Act) to include a definition of a suspicious order.

3. Examine the feasibility of developing a database that would house wholesale transaction data, analyze purchasing patterns, identify suspicious orders, and report activity to appropriate enforcement authorities.

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