Supply Chain Inspection
NABP’s Supply Chain Inspection is best suited for participants in the medical supply chain that store, handle, and ship prescription drugs and devices or own title to a drug or device while using a third party to store, handle, and ship on the facility’s behalf. Participants of the program will receive an inspection report detailing a facility’s observed practices that may satisfy an entity or agency’s inspection requirement.
- Signify customer and patient safety – Demonstrate your facility’s commitment to protecting customers from receiving prescription drugs and diagnostic over-the-counter (OTC) medical devices that have been contaminated, diverted, or counterfeited.
- Consolidate inspections – Applicants are provided an inspection report that may satisfy inspection requirements for multiple state agencies or other entities.
- Efficient process – Accomplished by qualified supply chain experts with minimal interruption to your staff and business.
Supply Chain Inspection is ideal for facilities that:
- Need an inspection for renewing or obtaining nonresident licensure.
- Want to pursue NABP Drug Distributor Accreditation or OTC Medical Device Accreditation for which Supply Chain Inspection is a prerequisite.
Interested in learning more?
Complete the form to request more information.
How do I get started?
The first step in the process is to apply for a Supply Chain Inspection. Once your application, required documentation, and specified fees have been received and reviewed and you have agreed to the terms and conditions:
- NABP conducts an unannounced on-site inspection within eight weeks.
- State boards will be contacted if an inspection will be completed in their state and resident state inspectors may observe.
Follow these steps to submit a Supply Chain Inspection application.
- Ensure that your facility is eligible for a Supply Chain Inspection.
- Log in to your business e-Profile and apply for a Supply Chain Inspection
- Review the information needed when creating your business e-Profile
- Read the basic instructions on creating a new business e-Profile
- Use this guide to request access to additional Business e-Profile Accounts, after creating your initial e-Profile
- When the request for an e-Profile ID is approved, complete the full profile for your facility in the My Business e-Profile section. The information is needed before an inspection application can be completed.
- Find the Policy and Procedure (P&P) Overview document within the Instructions and FAQs section after logging into your business e-Profile and complete this document in its entirety. Gather all P&Ps referenced in the Overview document and save all files, including the completed P&P Overview. The files will be uploaded in the Supply Chain Inspection application.
- Gather supporting documents for the application.
- Start an application by clicking the Application tile on your e-Profile dashboard. Then click Create New Application in the top right corner of the page.
- Select the + icon next to the Supply Chain Inspection tile and select your facility to begin the application.
- If you are unable to proceed due to facility ineligibility, more information can be found in the Help section.
- Proceed through the application and submit when complete.
Supply chain inspections typically occur within eight weeks after we receive a complete application. An application is considered complete once payment is received and all outstanding requirements related to the application are resolved; however, the amount of time it takes to complete the supply chain inspection process varies and may be impacted by a facility’s preparedness and whether there is pending discipline.
Make sure to read the terms and conditions prior to starting the application.
Interested in pricing?
Log in to your business e-Profile account and visit the Instructions and FAQs section to access pricing. Don’t have an account? Create your free business e-Profile account today.
Who is eligible to have an inspection?
- Prescription drug wholesale distributors
- Prescription medical device distributors
- Active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) distributors
- API repackagers
- Repackagers of finished prescription drugs
- Veterinary prescription drug distributors
- Reverse distributors
- Sample distributors
- Investigational drug distributors
- Virtual distributors and manufacturers
- Third-party logistics providers (3PLs)
- OTC medical device distributors
- 503B Outsourcing Facilities