NABP Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation Earns Optum Rx Network Recognition  

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The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is pleased to announce that its Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation has earned recognition from Optum Rx’s Specialty Pharmacy Network. This recognition deems NABP as an approved accrediting organization for pharmacies seeking specialty accreditation to qualify for participation in the Optum Rx Specialty Pharmacy Network.   NABP’s Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation […]

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NABP Joins Other Regulatory Associations In Launching Opioid Regulatory Collaborative

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NABP and three other state board associations, have launched the Opioid Regulatory Collaborative (ORC). The ORC will bring together senior leaders from NABP, the American Association of Dental Boards, the Federation of State Medical Boards, and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to share resources and strategies to slow opioid substance use disorder […]

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NABP Launches Compounding Pharmacy Information-Sharing Project With FDA

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In June 2020, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) began to further develop a system to gather and share compounding pharmacy information as part of a three-year pilot project with Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Funded by FDA, this project builds upon the existing NABP e-Profile system with the addition of data fields and functionality […]

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NABP Urges Passage of the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act by 117th Congress

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The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) continues its call for the passage of the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act to remove barriers that prevent those with opioid use disorder (OUD) from accessing vital, lifesaving addiction treatment. This bipartisan bill was introduced today by Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY), Michael Turner (R-OH), Antonio Delgado (D-NY), Anthony Gonzalez […]

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New NABP Report Explores How Pharmacists Can Safeguard Patients From Risky Dietary Supplements

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In the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) January 2021 Rogue Rx Activity Report, the association focuses on the risk of tainted dietary supplements to consumers. The report, titled Risky Dietary Supplements: How Pharmacists Can Help Protect Patients, explores adulterated dietary supplements that enter the marketplace and how pharmacists are well-positioned to provide consumers with information […]

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NABP Urges Congressional Leaders to Continue Supporting Federal Programs to Combat Both Opioid Epidemic and COVID-19

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Emphasizing the role that pharmacists and state boards of pharmacy play in protecting the public health, NABP has sent a letter to congressional leadership urging Congress to continue supporting robust investments in federal programs to combat both the ongoing opioid epidemic and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Signed by NABP Executive Director/Secretary Lemrey “Al” Carter, […]

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Four-Month Pilot Aims to Address Illegal Online Opioid Sales

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Written by: Matthew Rubin and Libby Baney, Faegre Drinker Consulting On June 8, 2020, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) formally announced the formation of a 120-day pilot program targeting the illegal advertisement and sale of prescription opioids and illicit narcotics online. This announcement builds upon […]

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Global COVID-19 Threats Persist as Online Fraud and Theft Continue

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Written by: Matthew Rubin, Faegre Drinker Consulting Now more than two months into the United States’ public health emergency for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, consumer behavior and related commerce have changed drastically. Stay-in-place orders, social distancing practices, and self-imposed quarantines have left hundreds of millions of Americans – and billions more globally – […]

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Illegal Online Pharmacies Exploit Vulnerable Consumers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) released the May 2020 Rogue Rx Activity Report, Rogue Online Pharmacies in the Time of Pandemic: Capitalizing on Misinformation and Fear. The report highlights how illegal online pharmacies use coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to expand operations and prey on consumer fears. NABP has identified dozens of rogue online pharmacies […]

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Lemrey “Al” Carter, MS, PharmD, RPh, Assumes Position of NABP Executive Director/Secretary

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The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Lemrey “Al” Carter, MS, PharmD, RPh, assumed the position of executive director/secretary at the close of the Association’s 116th Annual Meeting, which was held virtually on May 14, 2020. He succeeds Carmen A. Catizone, MS, RPh, DPh, the fourth NABP […]

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