899 North Capitol Street, NE, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Pharmaceutical Control Division has the regulatory responsibility that involves annual licensure inspections, surveillance and the monitoring of activities in establishments that procure, distribute, dispense and manage prescribed/prescription products for sale or use to consumers in the District of Columbia. Regulated facilities include; pharmacies, hospitals, substances abuse treatment programs, researchers, local wholesalers, distributors, long term care facilities, animal clinics, dialysis centers and ambulatory surgical centers.
Pharmaceutical Control Division enforces all District and federal pharmacy laws and regulations (pharmacy, controlled substances, prescription substitution, drug purity, and drug distribution and manufacturing laws and accompanying regulations, etc).
Pharmaceutical Control Division serves as a liaison between District Government and Federal Agencies, (i.e. Food and Drug Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration, Health and Human Services, the Consumer Protection Agency, etc), involving regulatory control matters.
Pharmaceutical Control Division conducts investigations and provides consultation to all facilities and programs that provide pharmaceutical products and services to District of Columbia residents.
All complaints concerning the dispensing, prescribing, manufacturing, distribution, and wholesaling of drugs are investigated by Pharmaceutical Control. To file a complaint, call (202) 724-4900 or complete the form below.
For more information, contact Pharmaceutical Control at (202) 724-4900.
- Pharmacy Licensure
- Pharmacy Licensure Renewal
- DC Controlled Substance Registration
- Drug Manufacturer, Distributor, and Wholesaler Licensure
- Continuing Education
- Hearing Aid Dealers
- Medical Marijuana Program
- Policy Statements
- Laws and Regulations [PDF]
- Pharmacy Inspection Form [PDF]
- Pharmacy Inspection Fine Schedule [PDF]
- Prescription Drug Marketing Costs - Access RX
- Complaint Process
- Yellow Fever Permits
- Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
- Prescription Fraud Reporting
- National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
- Opioid Campaign Awareness and Education