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How do I report a name change?

For an individual, please fill out the change form located on the forms and instructions page. Please attach a copy of your marriage license, divorce decree, or other court documents showing the name change.

For a facility, if the name change is due to a change of ownership, please see the instructions below for reporting a change of ownership. If the name change is not due to a change of ownership, the facility needs to submit a letter on company letterhead to the Board with the following information:

  • The current facility name
  • The current facility license number
  • The new facility name
  • a statement verifying that the name change is not due to a change of ownership

The letter can be emailed, faxed, or mailed to the Board.

How do I report a change of address?

For an individual, please log in using your license number and last four digits of your social security number to update your information online. You may also fill out the change form located on the Forms and Instructions page and mail or fax it to the board.

For an in-state pharmacy, please see instructions below for how to report a change of location for an in-state pharmacy.

For all other out-of-state pharmacies and facilities, if the change of address is within the same state, the change needs to be submitted to the board in writing via email, fax, or mail with the following information:

  • The facility name
  • The facility license number
  • The current facility address
  • The new facility address
  • Any other changes in contact information (phone, fax, email, etc...)  

If the move involves moving to another state, a new application will have to be submitted.

How do I report a change of employment?

Please log in using your license number and last four digits of your social security number to update your information online. You may also fill out the change form located on the Forms and Instructions page and mail or fax it to the board.

How do I report a change of location for an in-state pharmacy?

  • Complete an inspection request form and send it to the State Board of Pharmacy office at least two weeks prior to the desired inspection date. The inspection should not be requested until hot and cold running water are operational and proper security is installed.
  • There is a $100 fee to inspect the pharmacy at the new location.
  • The form may be mailed to us at:

    Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy

    322 South Main Street, Suite 600
    
Little Rock, AR 72201 
  • Contact the Drug Enforcement Administration since a new DEA registration is required for a change of location.
  • Moving the pharmacy work area to another location at the same address does not require the inspection request form or fee, but you must notify the board in writing at either asbp@arkansas.gov or fax us at (501) 682-0195.

How do I report a change of ownership?

Pharmacies (In-State and Out-of-State)
When a pharmacy changes ownership, a new permit must be obtained and an inventory taken. The change of ownership fee is $150.00. Complete a new application form and submit it to the Board of Pharmacy. A change of ownership occurs under a variety of circumstances, depending on whether the store is owned by a sole proprietor, a partnership or a corporation. Please see regulation 04-02-0012 for a more detailed description of what constitutes a change of ownership and for additional information on taking inventory. For more information on buying and selling a pharmacy, please refer to these suggested procedures.

Hospitals
When a hospital pharmacy changes ownership, a new permit must be obtained and an inventory taken. The change of ownership fee is $150.00. Complete a new Application for a Permit to Operate as an Arkansas Hospital Pharmacy or Outpatient Surgery Center and submit it to the Board of Pharmacy.

Wholesale Distributors of Legend Drugs
When a wholesale distributor changes ownership, a new permit must be obtained. The change of ownership fee is $150.00. Complete a new Application for Wholesale Distributor of Prescription (Legend) Drugs Permit and submit it to the Board of Pharmacy. A change of ownership occurs under a variety of circumstances, depending on whether the wholesale distributor is owned by a sole proprietor, a partnership or a corporation. Please see regulation 08-00-0003 for a more detailed description of what constitutes a change of ownership.

Wholesale Suppliers of Medical Equipment, Legend Devices and Medical Gas (DME)
When a DME changes ownership, a new permit must be obtained. The change of ownership fee is $125.00. Complete a new Application for a Permit to Operate as a Wholesale Distributor of Legend Drugs, Medical Devices and Medical Gas and submit it to the Board of Pharmacy.

Wholesale Distributors of List I Chemicals
When a Wholesale Distributor of List I Chemicals changes ownership, a new permit must be obtained. The change of ownership fee is $150.00. Complete a new Application for a Permit to Operate as a Wholesale Distributor of List I Chemicals and submit it to the Board of Pharmacy.

How do I report a theft?

Federal Regulation (Section 301) of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (PL91-513) require registrants to submit a report of any loss of controlled substance to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy Regulation 07-04-0006 requires that any holder of a pharmacy permit that suffers a theft or loss of controlled substances shall:

(a) Notify Arkansas Department of Health Division of Pharmacy Services and Drug Control, the nearest Drug Enforcement Administration Diversion Field Office, and the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy immediately upon discovery by phone or fax, and

(b) Deliver a completed DEA Form-106 to each of the agencies listed in (a) within 7 days of the occurrence of said loss or the discovery of said loss.

*According to 21 CFR part 1301 Sec. 1301.74 (c) The registrant shall notify the Field Division Office of the Administration in his area, in writing, of any theft or significant loss of any controlled substances within one business day of discovery of the theft or loss. This written notice should be faxed to 501-217-6597.

A DEA Form-106 is to be used to report such loss. You can request a DEA Form-106 by calling the Board Office or by filling one out on the DEA Website.

Send the original and one extra copy to:
DEA Resident Office
10825 Financial Parkway, Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72211-3557
ATTN: Diversion Investigations
501-217-6500 fax: 501-217-6597

Send one copy to:
Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy
322 South Main Street, Suite 600
Little Rock, AR 72201

501-682-0190 fax: 501-682-0195

Send one copy to:
Arkansas Department of Health
Pharmacy Services and Drug Control
4815 W. Markham
Slot #H-25
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867

501-661-2325 fax: 501-661-2769

Retain one copy for your records. 

Arkansas State Police, Pseudo Reporting Hotline 1-800-553-3820

The Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy has received numerous phone calls from pharmacists expressing concerns regarding the lack of a centralized mechanism to anonymously report suspicious activity by individuals attempting to purchase pseudoephedrine and ephedrine products. Certain individuals appear to be shopping several stores, known as “smurfing”, in an attempt to circumvent the “nine (9) gram within 30 day” limit. Additionally, they may be confrontational or appear impaired at the time of purchase.

To address this situation, Senator Percy Malone met with Colonel Steve Dozier, State Police Director, and Captain Cleve Barfield, Commander of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division. Senator Malone, Colonel Dozier, and Captain Barfield formalized a mechanism for pharmacists to anonymously report suspicious purchases or aberrant behavior by these individuals. They stressed pharmacists should be non-confrontational in these situations and should adhere only to the “nine (9) gram within 30 day” limit for their store.

The toll free number to anonymously report suspicious activity is 1-800-553-3820. This number serves as the Arkansas State Police Drug Information Hotline.

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Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy
322 South Main Street, Suite 600
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501.682.0190
Fax: 501.682.0195
asbp@arkansas.gov
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