PITTSBURGH — Mylan Inc. said its Greensboro, N.C., distribution facility has received Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors (VAWD) accreditation from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
The NABP established the VAWD program in 2004 to help protect the public from the threat of counterfeit drugs affecting the U.S. drug supply. The program aims to provide assurance that wholesale distribution facilities operate legitimately, are validly licensed in good standing, and are employing security and best practices for safely distributing prescription drugs from manufacturers to pharmacies and other institutions.
Applicants for VAWD accreditation undergo an extensive criteria compliance review, licensure verification, a survey, background checks and screening through the NABP Clearinghouse, according to Mylan.
"This accreditation provides further reassurance to our valued customers that Mylan’s products are of the highest quality and are safeguarded against counterfeit and fraud," Mylan North America President Hal Korman said in a statement.
Citing IMS Health data, Mylan noted that one out of every 12 prescriptions dispensed in the United States, branded or generic, is one of its products, and most are distributed by the company’s Greensboro facility.
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