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This variable is contained in the following files: Part D Pharmacy Characteristics File
SAS Name

This variable describes the secondary type of pharmacy that filled the prescription, if applicable.

Providers are not required by NCPDP to specify a secondary dispenser type.


For each pharmacy, there is information for up to three dispenser types (see PRIMARY_DISPENSER_TYPE and TERTIARY_DISPENSER_TYPE variables).

Additional details regarding the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) source data are available at:

Source: NCDPD DataQ™