About CDR Resource Center


Overview


CDR Resource Center (CDRRC) based in Florida and has knowledgeable staff in the field of drug regulation and wholesale distribution compliance that are skilled to assist you in creating and maintaining a safe, efficient and compliant drug distribution system. CDR Resource Center is not a law firm. We are a group of regulatory consultants who have worked together to create a unique educational resource for companies who want to further train their staff on the intricate requirements that surround wholesale drug distribution and compliance. Our company’s founder, Sharon Roberts, PharmD, JD, CDR, has focused her entire career in the health care field with an emphasis on prescription drugs, drug distribution, drug diversion, regulatory compliance and education.

CDR Resource Center works with qualified experts including, State Certified Designated Representatives, Pharmacists, Auditing Specialist, Fraud Specialists, Administrative Law Experts, Billing and Coding Specialist, Medicare and Medicaid Specialists, former FDA and State Inspectors and more, to assure that our clients get the best and most current answers to their ever-evolving questions.

The consultants at CDR Resource Center have experience working with entities that buy, sell, distribute, manufacture and/or possess drugs, devices and cosmetics. We keep up to date with the most current trends and changes in the laws and rules that effect your business by attending national meetings, reviewing literature, providing continuing education seminars, writing monthly healthcare columns, reading and contributing to internet blogs, volunteering with local and national groups active in the drug diversion analysis, etc.

We are passionate to share our knowledge and experience to help your business to be meet the State of Florida wholesale distribution regulatory compliance requirements.


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Sharon Roberts, PharmD, JD, CDR


Sharon B. Roberts, a native South Floridian, obtained a doctorate degree in Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) in 1992 and became a Registered Pharmacist. Dr. Roberts served as the Patient Care Coordinator of Pharmacy Service for the Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami, FL. During her pharmacy practice years, Sharon was an active participant of the Administrative Affairs Counsel of the Florida Society of Health Systems Pharmacists. Her strengths within the regulatory realm of pharmaceuticals enticed her to enroll in law school where she obtained a Juris Doctorate degree in 1998. As an Attorney, Dr. Roberts successfully handled many high-profile cases in insurance defense/product liability law.

Dr. Sharon Roberts then became licensed as a Certified Designated Representative (CDR) and worked for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation Drug, Device and Cosmetics Program (DDC) of the State of Florida where she was a State Inspector/Drug Agent inspecting businesses involved in the manufacture, purchase, storage and sale of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, devices and cosmetics. As part of this experience she became intimately familiar with the Florida Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act. The contents of this Act are the basis of the studies required to become a State Certified Designated Representative (CDR).

  • Educational Achievements
      • Southeastern University (Doctor of Pharmacy, 1992, With Honors)
      • Nova Southeastern University (J.D. 1998)
      • Veterans Administration Medical Center (ASHP Residency 1998-1999)
      • Florida permitted Certified Designated Representative (CDR Since 2009))
  • Articles & Publications
      • Roberts, Sharon, Lopex-Vieira Guelsys. Does your Hospital Borrow and Loan Prescription Drugs? Stay Complaint by assuring you have the Proper Permits. South Florida Hospital News. January 2010;3.
      • Roberts, Sharon. Upcoming Changes to the Consignment Closet Rules; Avoid Running Afoul of the New Provisions. On Call, The Journal of the Palm Beach Medical Society. November-December 2010;12.
      • Roberts, Sharon. Staying Compliant when a Recruitment Leaves Town. South Florida Hospital News. Vol. 6, Issue, 6;5, December 2009.
      • Roberts, Sharon. Acevedo, Jean. New HIPAA Breach Notification Rules. On Call, The Journal of the Palm Beach Medical Society. September-October 2009;20.
      • Roberts, Sharon. Is the Healthcare Clinic Establishment Permit right for your practice? On Call, The Journal of the Palm Beach Medical Society. May-June 2009;14.
      • Roberts, Sharon. Beware; Not all Aesthetic Care Falls Under the Practice of Medicine. South Florida. Hospital News. July 2009;10.
      • Buffington D. Rey J. Doering P. Roberts S. Role of the expert witness and medication errors. Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists Spring Meeting, Davie, FL. March 2001.
      • Roberts S. AIDS/HIV, Legal and Regulatory Update. Dade County Pharmacy Association. October 1999.
      • Roberts S. The Modern Pharmacist - Professional and Legal Status. Legal Update, South Florida/South East Society of Health System Pharmacists, Ft. Lauderdale. August 1999.
      • Roberts S. An Update on What a Pharmacist Should Know About Potential Professional Liability. Residency Forum, Dade County Pharmacy Association and Veterans Administration Medical Center, Miami. January1999.
      • Roberts Sharon. FDA drug approval processes: An update of the regulations and the ethical dilemmas that surround them. Presented in the Bioethics Seminar at the Shepard Broad Law Center. May 1997.

Testimonials


  • Assisted us in preparing everything from our physical warehouse
    • We called the regulatory specialist at CDR Resource Center for assistance preparing our company for a State inspection to obtain a permit as a third-party logistics provider. The compliance experts came out to our warehouse and assisted us in preparing everything from our physical warehouse to our paper trail. Our State permit was quickly granted without any issues. We are grateful for the help we received.
      Third Party Logistics Provider - Miami, FL

  • Guide us through a nearly flawless inspection
    • My company is a veterinarian wholesaler who requested guidance on the complex Florida requirements. When I called for help, I received personal service and advice that was invaluable to me and my company. I was able to make great strides in just a day. When we were ready to apply for a new permit, the specialists at CDR Resource Center guided us through a nearly flawless inspection. Thank you.
      Jim, Levi Animal Health, LLC Palm Beach Gardens, FL

  • Immediate access to someone who can answer
    • As a secondary wholesale distributor in Florida the complex and every changing laws and rules regarding pedigree can be quite overwhelming. Working with the Florida compliance specialists at CDRRC gives us immediate access to someone who can answer our questions with confidence and allow us to carry out our daily shipments without missing a sale.
      Secondary Wholesaler, Sunrise, FL