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Wholesalers & Manufacturers
Wholesalers & Manufacturers
State laws regulating the practice of pharmacy in Oregon fall into two categories: statutes and rules.
 
STATUTES (ORS) are laws which have been enacted by a vote of the legislature.  Any modifications made to a statute also requires the approval of the legislature. The Oregon Board of Pharmacy has the responsibility for implementing and regulating Chapters 475 and 689 of the Oregon Statutes.
 
ORS 689.305 Registration of drug outlets; rules. 
(1) All drug outlets shall annually register with the State Board of Pharmacy.
(2)(a) Each drug outlet shall apply for a certificate of registration in one or more of the following classifications:
(A) Retail drug outlet.
(B) Institutional drug outlet.
(C) Manufacturing drug outlet.
(D) Wholesale drug outlet.
(E) Nonprescription drug outlet.
(b) No individual who is employed by a corporation which is registered under any classification listed in paragraph (a) of this subsection need register under the provisions of this section.
(3) The board shall establish by rule under the powers granted to it under ORS 689.155 and 689.205 the criteria which each drug outlet must meet to qualify for registration in each classification designated in subsection (2)(a) of this section. The board may issue various types of certificates of registration with varying restrictions to the designated outlets where the board deems it necessary by reason of the type of drug outlet requesting a certificate.
(4) It shall be lawful for a drug outlet registered under this section to sell and distribute nonprescription drugs. Drug outlets engaging in the sale and distribution of such items shall not be deemed to be improperly engaged in the practice of pharmacy.
 
RULES (OAR), on the other hand, are written by the Board of Pharmacy. Rules are required to be supported by a statute. Rules typically are less general and more specific to a particular situation. All Oregon pharmacy rules are found in Chapter 855. Chapter 855 is subdivided into 18 divisions which are categorized by subject. Below is a partial list of divisions by title, which pertain to Wholesalers and Manufacturers.
 
You may access the CHAPTER 855 RULES ONLINE; or order a CD containing the Oregon Board of Pharmacy Laws & Rules. Alternatively, you may access the divisions listed below by clicking on the individual links.
 
Division 60 Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Division 62 Drug Distribution Agent 

Division 65 Wholesale Drug Outlets
 
Division 70 Prophylactics and Contraceptives

 
Change in ownership or location requires new application and fee.  For questions regarding licensing issues, please contact a Licensing Representative.