December 2023 Electronic Mailbags

Reminder: NABP Examination Program Fee Adjustments

As a reminder, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) will be implementing fee adjustments on March 1, 2024, for the following NABP competency assessment programs:

NABP regularly reviews its examination programs to determine when adjustments are necessary to cover increases in vendor fees and operational costs. NAPLEX and MPJE fees last increased seven years ago in 2016, and the FPGEE and FPGEC fees last increased 10 years ago in 2013.

Effective March 1, 2024, the fees will be adjusted as follows:

The NAPLEX and MPJE programs’ eligibility application fees and the FPGEC program application fee will not increase and will remain at $100, which is in addition to each examination purchase fee noted above.

If you have any questions, please contact me or Jasmina Bjegovic, competency assessment director, at or 847/391-4406.

December 2023 Electronic Mailbags

The National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities (NASCSA), in conjunction with 12 state prescription monitoring program (PMP) administrators, has published a free continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that will provide insight into how pharmacy staff’s data entry process affects PMP data, clinical decision making, and downstream data analysis.

The online CPE activity, titled “Data Quality in Prescription Monitoring Programs,” offers one hour of CPE credit and analyzes the importance and value of complete, accurate data reported by dispensers to PMPs and assesses the impact of intentional or non-intentional data entry errors and data omissions on patient safety. It also discusses the downstream impact of pharmacy-reported PMP data on clinical decision-making processes and helps pharmacy staff identify and implement changes that can be made in their practice setting to improve PMP data integrity.

This application-based activity is hosted on the Talem Health website, which is a continuing education provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. For general questions, please call 800/913-9370 or email Full details about the activity, including learning objectives and activity requirements, are available at

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