FFF Enterprises Granted Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors Accreditation by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
July 24, 2006 Media Release
TEMECULA, Calif. - FFF Enterprises Inc., a multidimensional healthcare corporation based in Temecula, Calif., today announced the company has been awarded Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors (VAWD) accreditation by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). The VAWD program was developed to help protect the public from the threat of counterfeit drugs to the United States' drug supply.
FFF is one of only six wholesale distributors in the nation who have earned NABP accreditation.
"We are very pleased to have received accreditation by the NABP," said Patrick M. Schmidt, FFF Enterprises president and CEO. "This program is fully supported by the FDA and, along with our Guaranteed Channel Integrity, it is one more way to assure our patients that the products we distribute are being handled with the utmost safety and care."
FFF is also able to verify the security of its supply channel with its Verified Electronic Pedigree™ system, or VEP. VEP allows FFF's customers to quickly access a drug pedigree for each product received from FFF.
"Our Verified Electronic Pedigree validates our Guaranteed Channel Integrity," Schmidt explained, "in the same way that the NABP accreditation validates our licensing and good practices. Supply channel and product safety are vital components of quality patient care."
VAWD accreditation provides assurance that the wholesale distribution facility operates legitimately, is validly licensed in good standing, and is employing security and best practices for safely distributing prescription drugs from manufacturers to pharmacies and other institutions. Applicants for VAWD undergo a compliance review licensure verification, an inspection, background checks, and screening through NABP's clearinghouse.
About FFF Enterprises
FFF Enterprises, founded in 1988, is a multidimensional healthcare company, delivering innovative solutions in biopharmaceutical management and distribution, health information management and consumer healthcare services. FFF is the nation's largest supplier of biopharmaceuticals, plasma products, vaccines and clinical trial drugs. Customers of FFF's four divisions include members of the leading U.S. acute care and non-acute care group purchasing organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, contract research organizations, managed healthcare and consumers.
FFF's unique distribution business model has institutionalized Guaranteed Channel Integrity™, which reflects the company's commitment to purchase only from manufacturers and ship only to healthcare providers. This protects products from secondary and gray markets and promotes patient safety.