Seven national pharmacy organizations, including NABP, collaborated on the analysis and response to the AMA Scope of Practice Data Series: Pharmacists, a document published by the American Medical Association (AMA) that describes the scope of practice of the pharmacy profession as viewed by the AMA authors. The pharmacy organizations identified significant opportunities for enhanced understanding by the AMA of contemporary pharmacy practice and urged the AMA to correct the identified issues noted in the document. AMA responded that meaningful dialogue will be pursued to examine ways pharmacists and physicians can collaboratively address the health care needs of patients.
Collaborating on the pharmacy organizations’ review and response were the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), and NABP. The letter and materials sent to AMA are available at the following links from the APhA Web site:
- Recommendations: AMA Scope of Practice Data Series: Pharmacists
- Response Letter: AMA Scope of Practice Data Series: Pharmacists
- Scope of Contemporary Pharmacy Practice