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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions of the Board of Pharmacy

Does the Board require licensure for distributors of over the counter (non-prescription) drugs?

How do I file a complaint against a New Hampshire pharmacy, pharmacist, pharmacy technician or other Board licensee?

Why doesn't my New Hampshire pharmacist license show the "PharmD" designation after my name, only "R.Ph."?

When do New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy licensees expire?

back to topDoes the Board require licensure for distributors of over the counter (non-prescription) drugs?

No, the Board only licenses Distributors of Prescription Drugs/Devices.

back to topHow do I file a complaint against a New Hampshire pharmacy, pharmacist, pharmacy technician or other Board licensee?

Please see our Consumer Complaint Process.

back to topWhy doesn't my New Hampshire pharmacist license show the "PharmD" designation after my name, only "R.Ph."?

As the Board of Pharmacy allows the licensure of pharmacists who have earned a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy (license transfer applicants / pharmacists who earned their degree at a ACPE accredited college of pharmacy prior to when the PharmD program became the standard in the U.S. in the early 2000's); as well as those who have earned the new ACPE standard - Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.), the Board does not list this educational designation on its licenses. The "R.Ph." designation simply means the pharmacist is a Registered Pharmacist with the State Board of Pharmacy.

back to topWhen do New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy licensees expire?

New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy licenses expire annually on the following dates:

  • Pharmacy Technician Registrations March 31
  • Prescription Drug/Device Manufacturer/Wholesaler/Distributor Licenses June 30
  • Limited Retail Drug Distributor Licenses (Medical Gas/Device Distributors, New Hampshire In-State Public Health Clinics and Methadone Clinics) June 30
  • Pharmacy Intern Registrations September 30
  • Pharmacy Licenses (New Hampshire In-State) December 31
  • Non-Resident/Mail Order Pharmacy Registrations December 31
  • Pharmacist Licenses December 31

Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152