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The Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has partnered with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to conduct a survey of pharmacies. The purpose of this is to determine the scope of pharmaceutical services provided by licensed pharmacies located in Michigan. Please note that this is different from the Cost of Dispensing Survey issued by MDHHS and Myers & Stauffer.

This is a follow-up to a similar questionnaire that LARA conducted in 2012. As a way to keep LARA’s information up-to-date and accurate about the pharmaceutical services your pharmacy provides, it is critical that you complete this electronic survey by Aug. 20, 2016. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and is mandatory for all pharmacies to complete. Please contact NABP with any questions at the following email:

  1. In your web browser, type the following:
  2. Follow the instructions to complete the survey.
  3. Print a copy of the final screen as proof of completion of the survey.
  4. Please refer to the information below for a summary of what you will need to provide in the survey. 

NOTE: Once you begin the survey, you must complete the survey in its entirety. To prepare for completion of the survey, we advise that you use the following checklist to obtain the necessary information:

Michigan state pharmacy license number
Pharmacy name as it appears on the Michigan license
Pharmacy address, phone number, email address
Other states in which the pharmacy holds a license
FDA registration number (if an outsourcing facility)
Activities/services performed
Volume and frequency of sterile and/or nonsterile compounding
Total dosage units of non-patient-specific sterile and/or nonsterile compounded medications in an average week
Percentages of Low, Medium and High risk sterile compounding, as defined by USP
Volume of top five drugs your pharmacy compounds
Average number of prescriptions dispensed per week
Date of last inspection
Accreditations held by whom and what date

NOTE: If for some reason you are unable to complete the survey before you reach the final screen, and you need to resume, please use the same computer and browser to access the link. You should be directed to where you left off, but we advise you to complete the survey in its entirety once you begin to ensure you do not lose your work.


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