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US Oncology Continues to Set the Standard as a VAWD(CM) Accredited Wholesale Distributor
Date:5/14/2010

"US Oncology is proud to say our accreditation has been renewed," said Rolando DeCardenas, vice president & general manager of US Oncology Specialty.  "This assures the public and, especially, patients that we are a premier and highly qualified wholesale distributor who takes pride in our work. It's all about advancing cancer care.  This is our way of meeting that ultimate goal."

The VAWD program is a rigorous one. Accreditation is achieved by:

  • Performing extensive evaluation of wholesale distributors' licensure status;
  • Conducting disciplinary screening through the NABP Clearinghouse;
  • Performing criminal and financial background checks on key employees;
  • Reviewing policies and procedures; and
  • Completing on-site inspections of wholesale distributor facilities with the assurances of NABP that the wholesale distributor is operating legally and in conformance with state laws and regulations.

"The VAWD accreditation program maintains high standards for safeguarding the wholesale drug distribution chain, and US Oncology Specialty, LP continues to prove that they meet these rigorous standards," said NABP President Gary A. Schnabel, RN, RPh. "NABP congratulates US Oncology on their dedication to keeping patients safe. As one of the first wholesale distributors to become accredited, US Oncology was at the forefront of this program, which now has more than 400 accredited wholesale distributors."

In 2005, US Oncology launched US Oncology Specialty to facilitate the seamless flow of oncology pharmaceuticals directly from the pharmaceutical manufacturers to its nationwide network of practices.  In 2007, US Oncology continued to raise the bar by being the first oncolo
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