Overview

Overview

Pharmacy: Overview

 

The Board of Pharmacy office is closed to the public, in order to minimize social contact that could result in the spread of COVID-19.  Board functions will continue, including licensing.  For urgent licensing matters, please e-mail Rocio.Cruz@state.nm.us.  Board staff are teleworking, and available via e-mail (preferred) or telephone.  Contact information is listed below.  

 

NM Board of Pharmacy mailing address:

5500 San Antonio Dr. NE   Suite C
Albuquerque   NM   87109
 

Business hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00AM through 5:00PM MST
Except Holidays

 

The New Mexico Board of Pharmacy regulates the pharmaceutical industry that includes licensing pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacist interns, pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, public health clinics, drug research facilities and boarding homes. The Board also educates the public about the proper use of prescription medications.

The Board of Pharmacy investigates complaints dealing with misfilled prescriptions; controlled substance thefts; dispensing adulterated and unapproved drugs; failure to properly communicate side effects of prescription medications to patients; and other violations dealing with unprofessional conduct.

The Board administers and enforces the Pharmacy Act, the Drug Device and Cosmetic Act, the Controlled Substance Act, the Drug Precursor Act, and the Drug Product Selection Act.

 

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IF YOU ARE A MILITARY SERVICE MEMBER, THE SPOUSE OF A MILITARY SERVICE MEMBER, OR A RECENT VETERAN TRANSFERRING YOUR PHARMACIST LICENSE FROM ANOTHER STATE, PLEASE CONTACT ROCIO CRUZ 505-222-9833.

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*NOTICE REGARDING CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS*

*As of Friday, December 1, 2017, RLD will no longer accept Credit Card payments in person at RLD offices, nor by electronic mail (email), or direct mail.

*RLD will continue to accept checks and money orders (no cash) at all RLD offices (Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces) or by direct mail.  However, please do not send Credit Card information to RLD by electronic mail (e-mail) or by direct mail.  On and after December 1, 2017, credit card information received via email or regular mail will be destroyed without processing.

*RLD will continue to accept Credit Card payments through our existing secure online systems that can be accessed via the Internet from your home, place of business, or mobile Internet device.

*No credit card breach of data incidents have occurred to date.  However, RLD is changing credit card processing to ensure a secure system is maintained in the future.

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USP <800>

USP <800> became effective December 1, 2019, and applies to both sterile and non-sterile hazardous drug compounding. A USP <800> Gap Analysis Tool is available at: http://www.800gaptool.com/

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Monitored Treatment Program reminder

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Contact Information

After Hours Diversion Emergencies – 505-469-5641
Licensing, PMP, and Administrative issues – Please call numbers below during business hours

 

Staff

Cheranne McCracken, R.Ph., Executive Director/Chief Drug Inspector
(505) 222-9841
cheranne.mccracken@state.nm.us
(Questions regarding rules, drug diversion, complaints, inspections, presentation of law updates, web updates, etc)

Michael VanWagenen R.Ph., PMP Director
(505) 222-9818
michael.vanwagenen@state.nm.us
(Questions regarding the PMP, HIPAA requests for patients, etc)

Maria Gonzales, PMP Manager
(505) 222-9847
maria.gonzales@state.nm.us
(Questions regarding the PMP, PMP registration, ID and passwords, HIPAA requests for patients, etc)

Gabriella Romero, Administrative Operations Supervisor
(505) 222-9835
gabriella.romero@state.nm.us
(Questions regarding license renewals, licensee updates, law updates, general questions, etc)

Rocio Cruz, Licensing Manager
(505) 222-9833
rocio.cruz@state.nm.us
(Questions regarding applications, initial licensing,  licensing, duplicate licenses, renewals, licensee updates, etc)

Kristina Benavidez, Licensing Assistant
temporarily assigned to COVID-19 responsibilities unrelated to the Board of Pharmacy

Yvette Tapia, Administrative Assistant 
(505) 222-9830
pharmacy.board@state.nm.us
(Contact for law updates, general questions, etc.  This is the NMBOP main number.)

Anne Custy, Financial Specialist
(505) 222-9814
anne.custy@state.nm.us

Inspectors:

Alejandro Amparan, R.Ph., State Drug Inspector
(505) 222-9806
Alejandro.Amparan@state.nm.us

Jooyung Han, R.Ph., State Drug Inspector
(505) 222-9810
Jooyung.Han@state.nm.us

Heather Marquez, R.Ph., State Drug Inspector
(505) 222-9838
Heather.Marquez@state.nm.us

Kristofer Mossberg, R.Ph., State Drug Inspector
(505) 222-9836
Kristofer.Mossberg@state.nm.us

Adela Padilla, R.Ph., State Drug Inspector
(505) 222-9842
Adela.Padilla@state.nm.us

Bobby Padilla, R.Ph., State Drug Inspector
(505) 222-9840
Bobby.Padilla@state.nm.us
(Inspector questions include rules, drug diversion, complaints, inspections, investigations, etc)
 

New Mexico Board of Pharmacy Offices
5500 San Antonio Dr NE Suite C
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
(505) 222-9830
(505) 222-9845 Fax
(800) 565-9102 Toll Free
E-mail the Board of Pharmacy  
pharmacy.board@state.nm.us

 

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