Joseph L. Adams, RPh, was elected to serve as the 2013-2014 president-elect of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) during the Association’s 109th Annual Meeting, May 18-21, 2013, in St Louis, MO. Prior to the election, Mr Adams served a one-year term as the NABP treasurer. Mr Adams also served for three years as an Executive Committee member representing District 6.
Mr Adams has been a member of the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy since 2000 and serves on several Board committees, including serving as chair of the Reinstatement Committee and as a member of the Violations Committee, the Regulations Revision Committee, and the Executive Committee. In addition, Mr Adams has been a Walgreen Company employee since 1977, when he began as a clerk. After completing an internship at a Walgreens pharmacy and receiving his pharmacy license, Mr Adams moved up the ranks from staff pharmacist, to pharmacy manager, to district pharmacy supervisor. He has worked at the Walgreens pharmacy in Covington, LA, for over 10 years and is currently a staff pharmacist.
An active member of NABP, Mr Adams has served as Executive Committee liaison to the Advisory Committee on Examinations, and as a member of the NABP Committee on Law Enforcement/Legislation and the NABP Task Force on Continuous Quality Improvement, Peer Review, and Inspecting for Patient Safety.
Among his other activities, Mr Adams has served as a member of the Louisiana Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and the Health Care Reform Region 9 Consortia. He was also a delegate to the 2004 Louisiana Health Care Summit. He is an active member of the Louisiana Pharmacists Association, the Louisiana Pharmacy Congress, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Mr Adams was named 2004 Chain Pharmacist of the Year by the Louisiana Pharmacists Association.
Mr Adams earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy.
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