Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1987 NO. 2 >

(1) The Washington State Board of Pharmacy has the statutory authority to regulate the distribution of legend drugs and controlled substance samples by drug manufacturers or their representatives. (2) The State Board of Pharmacy may require the registration or licensing of drug manufacturers alone with regard to the distribution of controlled substances.  Similarly, drug manufacturers of legend drugs within the state and wholesalers alone are required to obtain a license from the State Board of Pharmacy.