VDIP: Safeguarding High-Risk OTC Device Distribution
The Verified-Accredited Device Integrity Program® (VDIP®) accreditation is for business entities that distribute diagnostic over-the-counter (OTC) medical devices that may be dispensed pursuant to a prescription. To become VDIP-accredited and display the VDIP Seal, business entities must undergo a criteria compliance review, which includes both off- and on-site reviews of the business entity’s policies and procedures and operations.
VDIP accreditation is a resource for industry and regulatory bodies that establishes uniform safeguards meant to protect the public health. To become VDIP-accredited, business entities must operate legitimately and also employ best practices driven by the VDIP criteria, Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs), and the Federal and State Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Acts in their daily operations.
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Why Was VDIP Created?
OTC medical device distribution is largely unregulated in the United States. So, NABP started an accreditation for business entities that distribute medical devices which are often designated as medium-to-high risk by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The VDIP accreditation program helps protect patients that rely on these medical devices to treat sometimes life-threatening illnesses.
If you have any additional questions about VDIP, please email VDIP@nabp.pharmacy.