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.

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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.
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Follow these steps to submit a Supply Chain Inspection application.

  1. Ensure that your facility is eligible for a Supply Chain Inspection.
  2. Log in to your business e-Profile and apply for a Supply Chain Inspection.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Gather supporting documents for the application.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  • Manufacturers
  • Virtual distributors and manufacturers
  • Third-party logistics providers (3PLs)
  • OTC medical device distributors
  • 503B Outsourcing Facilities