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Emergency Drug Distribution and Transfer

  1. For full rule see rule 64F-12.011

  2. Exemption from the definition of wholesale distribution for "emergency medical reasons” includes:
    1. Transfers of a prescription drug between health care entities or retail pharmacies to alleviate a temporary shortage of a prescription drug arising from delays in or interruption of regular distribution schedules.
    2. This should not occur between the parties so as to amount to the health care entity regularly and systematically supplying that drug.
    3. Transfers of prescription drugs in a declared emergency until the state of emergency is lifted, under the following conditions:
      1. The manufacturer, wholesaler, or other person supplying the prescription drugs is authorized by Florida law to distribute prescription drugs in or into Florida; and
      2. The prescription drugs are delivered to a temporary emergency medical station, officially designated bythe state emergency operation center as a Disaster Medical Assistance Team or State Medical Response Team site;
      3. The prescription drugs are delivered to a licensed pharmacy
    4. Transfers of prescription drugs by or on behalf of the Department of Health to a health care entity or licensed medical director of a government agency authorized to purchase prescription drugs, for storage and use in the treatment of persons in need of emergency medical services, including controlling communicable diseases or providing protection from unsafe conditions that pose an imminent threat to public health.



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