The New Brunswick College of Pharmacists has a duty to uphold and protect the public interest in the practice of pharmacy.
Wholesalers must register with the College (this applies to wholesalers whether their business is located in New Brunswick or not) and only distribute limited access drugs to pharmacies registered with the College in New Brunswick. Limited access drugs pose enough potential risk to the public that they require either a prescription, professional intervention or supervision from a pharmacist at point of sale. Wholesalers must maintain registration, renew annually, and notify the College of any changes to contact information.
Pharmacies in New Brunswick must only purchase limited access drugs from wholesalers that are registered with the College. [Regulation 15.4]