Restricted Prescription Drug Distributor - Institutional Research

This permit is required for a licensed pharmacy of a university to transfer prescription drugs to practitioner or non-practitioner researchers for university sponsored research conducted in accordance with Florida and federal laws.

Limitations & Exceptions:

  • A non-practitioner recipient researcher is not required to obtain an exemption letter pursuant to Rule 61N-1.011(4), Florida Administrative Code and Section 499.003, Florida Statutes if the researcher and research activities are located on the university campus. However, if the researcher is not located on the university campus and the drug is not stored on the university campus, then an exemption letter is required prior to the transfer of any prescription drugs to the researcher.


Application: Businesses seeking this permit must complete the Department’s application.  Mail or deliver the application and all required attachments to:

Inspection: The Department may elect to conduct an inspection before issuing new permits.

License Term: Restricted Prescription Drug Distributor – Institutional Research permits are valid through the last day of the initial issuance month in the second year of licensure.  Example:  A permit issued on September 12, 2011 would be valid through September 30, 2013.

Fee: The application and permitting fee is $600 for a two-year permit. Make checks payable to DBPR.  No inspection fee will be assessed.

Form Assistance

If you have any questions or need assistance completing these forms, please call the Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics Program at (850) 717-1800.

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1047

Telephone: 850.717.1800