Delegates from the member boards of pharmacy adopted eight resolutions during the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) 110th Annual Meeting, held May 17-20, 2014, in Phoenix, AZ. The resolutions addressed the following:
- Collaborating with federal and state agencies regarding policies surrounding the illegal importation of prescription drugs;
- Convening a task force to examine strategies for preventing and reacting to pharmacy robberies and thefts;
- Reaffirming NABP’s existing policy that encourages pharmacies to stop selling tobacco products and work toward a smoke-free society;
- Convening a task force to develop standards to ensure regular, consistent, and appropriate use of prescription monitoring program (PMP) data as well as facilitating cooperation between state PMPs, NABP PMP InterConnect®, other health care entities, and state health data exchanges;
- Encouraging the development and availability of veterinary pharmacology education to ensure the competence of pharmacists dispensing medication for veterinary patients; and
- Supporting Food and Drug Administration and appropriate state agencies regarding the regulation of electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine products.
Additionally, recognition resolutions honoring members of the Association who have passed away or are seriously ill were approved.
The complete text of the resolutions will be available in the Members section of the NABP website at the end of May 2014, and will also be published in the forthcoming Special Annual Meeting Issue of the NABP Newsletter.
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