Table IV.5: Ways in Which States Reported Managing Inspections of Licensed or Registered Nonresident (Out-of-State) Pharmacies
Number of statesa
Conduct inspections using own staff Accept inspections conducted by an outside entity Accept records of inspections conducted by resident state Obtain a list of compounded drugs shipped into state Do not keep records of nonresident pharmacy inspections
5 36 39 3 9

Source: GAO survey of state pharmacy regulatory bodies, survey question 19. | GAO-17-363SP
Notes: GAO surveyed the state pharmacy regulatory bodies in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all but 4 completed the survey.
aStates could select more than one option for this question.