71-7444. Wholesale drug distribution, defined.

(1) Wholesale drug distribution means the distribution of prescription drugs to a person other than a consumer or patient.

(2) Wholesale drug distribution does not include:

(a) Intracompany sales of prescription drugs, including any transaction or transfer between any division, subsidiary, or parent company and an affiliated or related company under common ownership or common control;

(b) The sale, purchase, or trade of or an offer to sell, purchase, or trade a prescription drug by a charitable organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, a state, a political subdivision, or any other governmental agency to a nonprofit affiliate of the organization, to the extent otherwise permitted by law;

(c) The sale, purchase, or trade of or an offer to sell, purchase, or trade a prescription drug among hospitals or other health care entities operating under common ownership or common control;

(d) The sale, purchase, or trade of or an offer to sell, purchase, or trade a prescription drug for emergency medical reasons or for a practitioner to use for routine office procedures, not to exceed five percent of sales as provided in section 71-7454;

(e) The sale, purchase, or trade of, an offer to sell, purchase, or trade, or the dispensing of a prescription drug pursuant to a prescription;

(f) The distribution of drug samples by representatives of a manufacturer or of a wholesale drug distributor;

(g) The sale, purchase, or trade of blood and blood components intended for transfusion; or

(h) The delivery of or the offer to deliver a prescription drug by a common carrier solely in the usual course of business of transporting such drugs as a common carrier if the common carrier does not store, warehouse, or take legal ownership of such drugs.

Source:Laws 1992, LB 1019, § 12; Laws 1995, LB 574, § 60; R.S.1943, (2003), § 71-7412; Laws 2006, LB 994, § 18; Laws 2015, LB37, § 90.