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Drugs, Devices & Cosmetics

Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics

The Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics safeguards the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the state of Florida from injury due to the use of adulterated, contaminated, misbranded drugs, drug ingredients and cosmetics by administering the provisions of the Florida Drug and Cosmetic Act (Chapter 499, F.S.). The Program carries out its responsibilities through three bureaus: Compliance & Enforcement, Licensing and Legal.

Notice: In an effort to better serve you, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), Drugs, Devices & Cosmetics (DDC) has initiated a new accommodation within your online services account. Your permit is now available on your online account as soon as the permit is approved/renewed. You can also request a duplicate to be emailed to your email address at any time.  Once the permit is approved/renewed, or a duplicate is requested, the permit will be emailed to you at the email address on your online account. This new option is available as of March 1, 2021.  You will continue to still receive a physical copy of the permit for the time being.  If you have any questions, you may call the Division’s main line: 850-717-1800.

If you currently do not have an online services account, you will need to create one by clicking here in order to access this accommodation and numerous others.

Notice:  The Division of Drugs, Devices, and Cosmetics has developed a new process to report lost drugs, reports of suspicious purchases (controlled substances and listed chemicals), complimentary drug issues such as stolen or lost samples, thefts reported by distributors, and drugs lost in transit, etc. Please send the reports via email: You may also fax these reports to 850-414-8240. If you have any questions, please call the Division’s main line at: 850-717-1800.

Division Contact Information:

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

Telephone: (850) 717-1800

Contact Information for the Tallahassee Office

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If you have a general inquiry, please email or you may click on the link below and email a DDC staff member directly.  The link is a document that will provide brief job duties that each DDC staff member handles within our Division.  Once you have located the DDC staff member that covers your inquiry, please click the link within the document to email them.  You may also view the contact information below to contact a DDC staff member, by phone, as well.

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Walter Copeland Division Director (p) 850-717-1172
Janetta Sampson Office Manager/OMC (p) 850-717-1819
Vacant Compliance Manager (p) 850-717-1804
Stephanie Prine Government Operations Consultant III (p) 850-717-1816
Vacant Administrative Assistant III (p) 850-717-1802
Dwayne Godwin Government Operations Consultant I – Data Steward (p) 850-717-1811
Berenice Martinez Administrative Assistant I (p) 850-717-1800



Rebecca Burnett Regulatory Supervisor (p) 850-717-1801
Stephanie Loughmiller Regulatory Specialist I (p) 850-717-1817
Ian Howard Regulatory Specialist I (p) 850-717-1355
Phoenicia Lasker Regulatory Specialist II (p) 850-717-1815
Tehelia McGlockton Regulatory Specialist II (p) 850-717-1809
Vacant Regulatory Specialist II (p) 850-717-1806
Marvin Boxley Regulatory Specialist I (p) 850-717-1820

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.

Walter Copeland, Division Director

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

Telephone: 850.717.1800