The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®(NABP® ) is pleased to announce that Paramus, NJ-based Saddle River Marketing Concepts has earned accreditation under NABP’s Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors™ (VAWD™ ) program. The accreditation of Saddle River Marketing Concepts’ distribution facility represents a concerted and cooperative effort between state boards of pharmacy and wholesale distributors to protect the public from counterfeit drugs and continue to secure the integrity of the United States medication distribution supply chain.
“VAWD accreditation assures stakeholders and the public that wholesale distributors are appropriately licensed, have undergone intense background checks, and employ security and due diligence practices for safely distributing prescription drugs,” says NABP President Lawrence H. Mokhiber, RPh. “NABP recognizes the measures that Saddle River Marketing Concepts has taken to meet the VAWD program’s rigorous criteria in an effort to protect the public health.”
Saddle River Marketing Concepts is a wholesale distributor for controlled drug substances and licensed as a wholesale distributor of prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products. The company has been fulfilling pharmaceutical samples to physicians and trade pack orders for patient assistance programs since 1994.
“As a distributor of pharmaceutical samples to physicians and health care practitioners, Saddle River Marketing Concepts is pleased to be among the first wholesale distributors to receive VAWD accreditation from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy,” said Joseph Marquard, president of Saddle River Marketing Concepts. “We view VAWD accreditation as fundamental to our commitment to protect the integrity of the pharmaceutical supply chain, and to provide a quality service for our pharmaceutical customers, health care practitioners, and their patients. Saddle River Marketing Concepts is proud to receive VAWD accreditation, and we respect and appreciate NABP’s commitment to quality health care.”
For more information about the VAWD program or to download an application, visit NABP’s Web site at www.nabp.net.
NABP is the independent, international, and impartial Association that assists its member boards and jurisdictions in developing, implementing, and enforcing uniform standards for the purpose of protecting the public health.