Rx Report Highlights Urgency of Acting on Opioid Crisis

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The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) released the Rogue Rx: Activity Report, highlighting the continued pervasiveness of illegal online opioid sales. The report, released in November, provides important statistics from the Association’s continuous review of the online pharmacy landscape. Of the 1,543 new pharmacy websites added to NABP’s Not Recommended List in the […]

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NABP Receives FDA Funding to Develop Data-Sharing System for Improved Oversight of Compounding Pharmacies

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The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is pleased to announce it has been awarded funding from Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to create a data system to assist with the collection of critical information to protect public health. The new system will enable the collection, management, and sharing of information regarding compounding pharmacies […]

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United States Defense Health Agency Participating in NABP’s PMP InterConnect Data Sharing System

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Recognizing the need for military and community treatment providers to deliver appropriate health care based on best-available information, the United States Department of Defense’s Defense Health Agency (DHA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to participate in NABP PMP InterConnect®, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®’s (NABP®’s) prescription monitoring program (PMP) data sharing system. […]

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Member Boards Express Concern Over Conditions of Bureau of Justice Assistance Grants, Impact on State PMPs

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Following discussion at the NABP Interactive Executive Officer Forum on October 2-3, 2018, several prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) sent joint letters to the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) requesting the agency waive special conditions attached to grant awards for state prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs). One letter, sent by state PMPs that were awarded the […]

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Social Media Sites: The New Wild West for Illegal Online Pharmacies

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The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) published the September 2018 Internet Drug Outlet Identification Program Progress Report for State and Federal Regulators. This report shows how social media sites can lead consumers to dangerous rogue pharmacy sites through simple keyword searches. During a four-week study, the Association performed keyword searches on multiple social […]

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NABP Joins the Coalition for a Secure and Transparent Internet

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NABP has joined the Coalition for a Secure and Transparent Internet (CSTI), along with other organizations, to advocate for a transparent internet that promotes safe e-commerce and prevents criminal safe havens online. CSTI advocates before United States and European Union (EU) policymakers, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), registrars, registries, and other […]

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Innovations in Pharmacist Licensure Mobility Accelerate

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Boards of Pharmacy, NABP Continue 114-Year Partnership of Facilitating License Transfer While Keeping Patients Safe As other professions move to establish mechanisms for license portability such as legislature-approved compacts, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) and its member licensing boards of pharmacy are enhancing their long-established Electronic Licensure Transfer Program® (e-LTP™), which provides […]

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How Fraudulent Online Drug Sellers Are Making the Opioid Epidemic Worse

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The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) published the February 2018 Internet Drug Outlet Identification Program Progress Report for State and Federal Regulators. The report provides an update on the internet drug buying landscape and how the online sale of counterfeit medications is exacerbating the opioid epidemic in the United States. In a recent […]

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NABP’s PMP InterConnect Forges New Partnership with St Louis County

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In a crucial step to further enhance the public health and assist in the prevention of prescription drug misuse and abuse in St Louis County and other participating Missouri jurisdictions, the St Louis County Department of Public Health has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) to participate […]

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Rogue Internet Drug Outlets Contribute to Antibiotic-Resistant Infections, Notes NABP

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NABP has released its Internet Drug Outlet Identification Program Progress Report for State and Federal Regulators: March 2017. The report stresses how rogue internet drug outlets contribute to the rise of antibiotic resistance by not requiring prescriptions to purchase medications. The increase in bacterial infections that are resistant to antibiotics prompted Congress to appropriate $160 […]

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