A well-arranged store enables easy identification of drugs and saves time when picking a drug from the shelves. The following procedure will facilitate managing the drugs in the store. Put drugs on the shelves in alphabetical order corresponding to the essential drug list. This helps remove drugs quickly and makes for easy inventory control. The rule of FIRST IN FIRST OUT (FIFO) should be applied always. So, drugs that were received first should be used first, except where the new stock has shorter expiration dates than the old stock. In this regard, the principle of FIRST TO EXPIRE FIRST OUT (FEFO) should apply.
To have access to drugs with shorter expiration dates first, put these in front of the shelves. Those with longer expiration dates should be placed behind those with shorter dates.