Alabama and Missouri Create a Third-Party Logistics Provider License

Both the Alabama Board of Pharmacy and the Missouri Board of Pharmacy have created and implemented a new application for Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) operating within their states. These regulations have been adopted to conform to the requirements of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act, which prohibits states from regulating 3PLs as wholesale distributors. A 3PL Provider is considered "An entity that provides or coordinates warehousing or other logistics services of a product in interstate commerce on behalf of a manufacturer, wholesale distributor, or dispenser of a product, that does not take ownership of the product, nor have responsibility to direct the sale or disposition of the product."

Licensure is available for both resident and non-resident 3PL companies operating in each state. Non-resident facilities must provide a home state license as part of the application process in Missouri.  Currently, the Board of Pharmacy has indicated that if a wholesaler is located in a state that does not regulate 3PLs, and therefore does not issue a home state license, the Missouri BOP will not issue a non-resident license.

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