A large part of your role as pharmacy technician is inventory management: helping to keep an accurate record of all the products your pharmacy has in stock. Overall, the goal of your pharmacy is to order and sell the right products to customers who will purchase and use them.
This means minimizing the quantity of unsalable products in your inventory by working with a third party to return expired products to your manufacturer or wholesaler for credit. The “drug return” process is also known as reverse distribution.
Often, this process is coordinated by a reverse distribution company, e.g., Pharma Logistics. This company takes your pharmacy’s unsalable, expired drug products, sends them back to manufacturers and/or wholesalers for credit, or disposes of them. This credit is given to your pharmacy.
To learn more about how to best manage your pharmaceutical returns process, download our handbook.