United Parcel Service has acquired a manufacturing pharmacy license from Georgia's Board of Pharmacy, enabling the company to not only ship pharmaceuticals, but to relabel them.
While UPS has for years acted as a carrier for drug companies like Merck—which has a facility based in Georgia—the new license would effectively give the shipping company more flexibility in handling the product.
A UPS spokesperson confirmed the new license was obtained, but maintained that this was part of standard operating procedure in order to remain compliant with federal law. The new license could also be required if UPS wanted to add an insert to a shipping package, the spokesperson said.
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