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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Medication Importation Requires More Study to Ensure Patient Safety, Cautions NABP

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The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) renewed its call to more carefully study the safety implications of allowing importation of prescription drugs from Canada after the Trump Administration announced plans to allow this activity. In a letter to its members, the state boards of pharmacy, NABP cautioned that allowing such practices places American patients at risk. […]

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White House Targets Drug Pricing, Importation Through Executive Action

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Written by: Matthew Rubin and Libby Baney, Faegre Drinker Consulting The Trump Administration reignited its focus on prescription drug affordability and access last month through a series of executive orders targeting several longstanding priorities intended to drive costs down. On July 24, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed four executive orders focused on cost, and […]

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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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NABP Supports Boards of Pharmacy to Expedite Emergency Licensure for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

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The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is assisting its member boards of pharmacy in expediting emergency and temporary licensure requests for licensed pharmacists and pharmacy technicians through its new program, NABP Passport. Developed in response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), NABP Passport facilitates temporary authorization for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to practice in […]

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U.S. Healthcare Licensing and Regulatory Organizations Issue Joint Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic

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As the leading national organizations representing state and territorial health regulatory boards in the United States that regulate the practice of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, psychology, occupational therapy, and social work, we wish to express support for the many efforts being undertaken by our member boards and staff to enable health care providers and […]

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Interview With an Executive Director

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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. Jennifer Zaelit, BS, CPhT Bureau Manager, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, Utah Board of Pharmacy What is one of the most significant challenges or issues your board addressed […]

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Interview With a Board Executive Director

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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. Michael D. Bullek, BSP, RPh Administrator/Chief of Compliance, New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy What is one of the most significant challenges or issues your Board addressed in the past […]

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Interview With a Board Executive Director

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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. Marcie Bough, PharmD, RPh Executive Officer, Montana Board of Pharmacy What is one of the most significant challenges or issues your board addressed in the past year or so? […]

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White and Brown Bagging Emerging Practices, Emerging Regulation

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At the NABP 112th Annual Meeting in May 2016, the membership passed Resolution 112‐1‐16 requesting that NABP conduct a study to review and define the practices of “white bagging” and “brown bagging,” and recommend regulatory language, if necessary, to The Model State Pharmacy Act and Model Rules of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy […]

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