NPR is one of the nation’s premier return goods companies
    NPR focuses all efforts in maximizing customer return value
    NPR continues to develop solutions with competitive advantages
    Preserving our environment by safely managing pharmaceutical waste

Attention DEA Registrants including Practitioners, Veterinarians, Dentists, and EMS/Fire Departments:

Did you know it is against regulations to send your unwanted pharmaceuticals to the DEA?

Click here for DEA’s Clarification for Disposal of Controlled Substances by DEA Registrants

There are a lot of regulations concerning the disposal of pharmaceuticals and controlled substances. As a Registrant, you are accountable for these items and their proper disposal. There are multiple forms and product restrictions that come into play during the disposal process. The most effective method to dispose of your items is to send your items to a Reverse Distributor.

Let National Pharmaceutical Returns assist you in proper disposal and record keeping.

We will take care of the all the necessary forms and reports so you can get back to business.

National Pharmaceutical Returns, Inc. is the first Reverse Distributor in the country to be operating in compliance with EPA Subpart P!

Effective 8/21/2019, Iowa became one of the first states in the country to implement 40 CFR Part 266, Subpart P.  There are many facets to Subpart P.  Let NPR walk you through the process so your facility is in compliance.  NPR sponsors a free educational webinar on EPA Subpart P Compliance.  NPR is pleased to be working with PharmWaste Technologies in sponsoring live nationwide webinars on Subpart P compliance.

Registration - Free Subpart P Webinar


Next Consumer National Take Back Event

Information on the next DEA take back event will appear here when it becomes available.

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Partners We Work With


From a small family-owned pharmacy to large healthcare facilities, we help you handle your inventory, process returns and get the credits back to you.

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Let National Pharmaceutical Returns handle the arduous and complicated task of fulfilling your returns. Returns are our sweet spot and we’re very good at it.

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We specialize in helping wholesale operations and can handle all the pharmaceutical returns that come back to your distribution center.

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NPR Accreditations and Certifications


NPR Customer Promise

We promise to provide the highest quality of customer service at the most reasonable rate available in the reverse distribution industry. We strive to ensure that our customers are completely satisfied with our performance both during and after the service, bringing our commitment and integrity to your bottom line.

  • Over last 25 years, NPR has evolved into one of the nation’s premier return goods companies
  • Strong relationships with wholesalers and manufacturers, maximizing the customer ROI
  • NPR is fully compliant with all applicable regulatory agencies
  • NPR is licensed by the DEA to accept and process Schedule I-V products

Our Customers

  • "A big thank you to NPR for going the extra mile for my pharmacy. Every time I call with a question on a product, their team gets to work finding the answer to my question. I am very pleased with the level of service so far and help in getting my account set up. I’m getting ready to send in my first shipment and I’m excited about working with you! Everyone has been so nice and helpful. Thank you!"

    Shari, Pharmacy Customer
  • "A customer faxed some old returns from a competitor and we were able to show her that her refund had been eaten up by exorbitant fees. She stated that our superior service and caring were the reasons she’d switched over to us. "

    Christine, Pharmacy Manager
  • "Thank you so much for all the caring customer service. You’re doing a great job of helping me streamline our business and always going the extra mile for us. "

    John, Medical Clinic Manager
  • "Thank you so much for the quick response. I appreciate the accommodations NPR offers, if only all companies were this accommodating. "

    Bernie, Pharmacy Manager
  • "We recently underwent our regular State Board of Pharmacy inspection. The inspector asked what reverse distributor we use, and we told them National Pharmaceutical Returns. The inspector said when pharmacies inform them, they use NPR, their inspections and audits go smoothly because NPR’s documentation is thorough, accurate and professional. "

    Heidi, Pharmacy Director