Pharmacy 

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The Board of Pharmacy office is closed to the public, in order to minimize social contact that could result in the spread of COVID-19. Board functions continue, including licensing. Board staff are teleworking, and available via e-mail (preferred) or telephone. Contact information is listed below.

NM Board of Pharmacy mailing address:

5500 San Antonio Dr. NE Suite C
Albuquerque NM 87109

Business hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00AM through 5:00PM MST
Except Holidays

The New Mexico Board of Pharmacy regulates the pharmaceutical industry that includes licensing pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacist interns, pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, public health clinics, drug research facilities and boarding homes. The Board also educates the public about the proper use of prescription medications.

The Board of Pharmacy investigates complaints dealing with misfilled prescriptions; controlled substance thefts; dispensing adulterated and unapproved drugs; failure to properly communicate side effects of prescription medications to patients; and other violations dealing with unprofessional conduct.

The Board administers and enforces the Pharmacy Act, the Drug Device and Cosmetic Act, the Controlled Substance Act, the Drug Precursor Act, and the Drug Product Selection Act.

IF YOU ARE A MILITARY SERVICE MEMBER, THE SPOUSE OF A MILITARY SERVICE MEMBER, OR A RECENT VETERAN TRANSFERRING YOUR PHARMACIST LICENSE FROM ANOTHER STATE, PLEASE CONTACT ROCIO CRUZ 505-222-9833.

*NOTICE REGARDING CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS*

*As of Friday, December 1, 2017, RLD will no longer accept Credit Card payments in person at RLD offices, nor by electronic mail (email), or direct mail.

*RLD will continue to accept checks and money orders (no cash) at all RLD offices (Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces) or by direct mail. However, please do not send Credit Card information to RLD by electronic mail (e-mail) or by direct mail. On and after December 1, 2017, credit card information received via email or regular mail will be destroyed without processing.

*RLD will continue to accept Credit Card payments through our existing secure online systems that can be accessed via the Internet from your home, place of business, or mobile Internet device.

*No credit card breach of data incidents have occurred to date. However, RLD is changing credit card processing to ensure a secure system is maintained in the future.

 

USP <800>

USP <800> became effective December 1, 2019, and applies to both sterile and non-sterile hazardous drug compounding. A USP <800> Gap Analysis Tool is available at: http://www.800gaptool.com/

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Contact Information

After Hours Diversion Emergencies – 505-469-5641
Licensing, PMP, and Administrative issues – Please call numbers below during business hours

Staff:

Cheranne McCracken, R.Ph., Executive Director/Chief Drug Inspector
(505) 222-9841
cheranne.mccracken@state.nm.us
(Questions regarding rules, drug diversion, complaints, inspections, presentation of law updates, web updates, etc)

Michael VanWagenen R.Ph., PMP Director
(505) 222-9818
michael.vanwagenen@state.nm.us
(Questions regarding the PMP, HIPAA requests for patients, etc)

Maria Gonzales, PMP Manager
(505) 222-9847
maria.gonzales@state.nm.us
(Questions regarding the PMP, PMP registration, ID and passwords, HIPAA requests for patients, etc)

Gabriella Romero, Administrative Operations Supervisor
(505) 222-9835
gabriella.romero@state.nm.us
(Questions regarding license renewals, licensee updates, law updates, general questions, etc)

Rocio Cruz, Licensing Manager
(505) 222-9833
rocio.cruz@state.nm.us
(Questions regarding applications, initial licensing, licensing, duplicate licenses, renewals, licensee updates, etc)

Kristina Benavidez, Licensing Assistant
(505) 222-9830

Administrative Assistant 
(505) 222-9830
pharmacy.board@state.nm.us
(Contact for law updates, general questions, etc.  This is the NMBOP main number.)

Inspectors:

New Mexico Board of Pharmacy Offices
5500 San Antonio Dr NE Suite C
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
(505) 222-9830
(505) 222-9845 Fax
(800) 565-9102 Toll Free
E-mail the Board of Pharmacy
pharmacy.board@state.nm.us

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