Lemrey “Al” Carter, PharmD, MS, RPh, presented the Report of the Executive Director during the 117th Annual Meeting:
“Unfortunately, for a second year, I present to you virtually; I promise, I do exist! And I am very optimistic that in-person meetings are in our near future! As I look back on my official, yet unpredictable, first year as NABP’s executive director/secretary, there is a lot to reflect on. One thing is for certain, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has brought challenges that we may never see again in our lifetimes and has forever altered health care practice and regulation. However, during this life-altering event, we never missed a beat. We all responded with innovation and solidarity, and we did so with speed and expertise by enacting emergency orders, reducing or removing barriers to accessing pharmacy care services, or facilitating more interstate pharmacy practice with temporary licenses. The changes made by the pharmacy regulatory community to enable the provision of needed care to this nation’s patients and the protection of public health were nothing less than remarkable.”
Read the full 2020 Report of the Executive Director.