Pharmacy Primary Dispenser Type Code

SAS Name

This variable describes the type of pharmacy that filled the prescription. NCPDP requires all providers to specify a primary dispenser type.


For each pharmacy, there is information for up to three dispenser types (see SECONDARY_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™