Task Force Update: NABP Initiatives Tackle Medication Errors, New Pharmacy Practice Models

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January is a busy time for NABP. We’re preparing for the 119th Annual Meeting in May and mapping out the upcoming year’s goals and initiatives. In addition, we’re continuing to provide guidance and support on the issues that protect patient safety and are of high importance to the boards of pharmacy. These are projects that […]

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Ensuring Compliance, Catching Fraud: A Regular Day on the Job for Kansas Board Inspector

Posted by in Boards of Pharmacy and NABP, Pharmacies and Pharmacists

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Inspectors and investigators are the eyes and ears for boards of pharmacy, ensuring compliance with pharmacy law and practice standards. In this feature, inspectors reveal what they’ve learned in the field. James E. Kinderknecht, RPh Pharmacy Inspector, Kansas State Board of Pharmacy How long have you been serving as an inspector for the Board? What […]

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Looking Toward the Future, North Carolina Board Keeps Many COVID-19 Waivers in Place

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Boards of pharmacy can face unexpected challenges while working to protect the public health. Here, board executive directors talk about how they worked around these obstacles. Jack W. “Jay” Campbell, JD, RPh Executive Director, North Carolina Board of Pharmacy How long have you served as executive director of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy? What […]

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NABP Pilot Brings Trading Partners, Regulators Together for Public Health Protection

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By November 27, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) will be fully implemented. We’ve been working with the boards of pharmacy, other regulators, and trading partners to prepare for the requirements included in Title II of the Act, which calls for product tracing at the package level.   Our […]

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New Business Models, Revised Regulations Improving Pharmacy Access in Rural Communities 

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For many people living in rural areas, access to pharmacy services is difficult. The University of Iowa’s Rural Policy Research Institute Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis reports that more than 16% of the independently owned rural pharmacies in the US closed between March 2003 and March 2018, lowering the number to fewer than 6,400. […]

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Newsletter Refresh Keeps Licensees Engaged with State Updates

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In July this year, our state newsletters debuted an eye-catching, easy-to-follow layout. It was their first redesign since 2010.   Our state newsletter program helps boards of pharmacy disseminate regulatory and practice updates vital to each state’s pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other licensees. The 33 participating boards provide us with their news and information and we compile […]

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