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FDA Publishes ‘Purple Book’ of Licensed Biological Products and Interchangeable Biosimilars

Topics: Fda

FDA has released the “Purple Book,” new documents listing biological products.

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CPPA Seeks Comments on Draft Standards for Specialty Pharmacy Practice Accreditation

Topics: Pharmacies

The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) is seeking comments on its newly released draft standards for Specialty Pharmacy Practice Accreditation.

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NABP Launches .Pharmacy Generic Top-Level Domain to Help Consumers Find Safe Pharmacies Online

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) has launched the .pharmacy generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) to provide consumers around the world a means for identifying safe, legal, and ethical online pharmacies and related resources.

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.Pharmacy gLTD and AWARXE Information Provided at Cardinal Health RBC Meeting, Drawing Winners Announced

Topics: Buying medicine online and Prescription drug abuse

Attendees who visited NABP’s booth at the Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference (RBC), held July 23-26, 2014, in Washington, DC, expressed their enthusiasm for the Association’s .Pharmacy generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Program and the AWARXE® Prescription Drug Safety Program.

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Global Patient Safety Highlighted by NABP, Domestic and International Stakeholders at .Pharmacy Supporter Advisory Committee Meeting

Topics: Counterfeit drugs, Buying medicine online, and Diversion

NABP welcomed domestic and international stakeholders last week for a meeting of the .Pharmacy Supporter Advisory Committee. The committee’s guidance is an important part of operationalizing the new .pharmacy generic Top-Level Domain.

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Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition Releases New Report on Unintentional Acetaminophen Overdose and Consumer Education Efforts

Topics: Over the counter

Reviewing the dosing behaviors that can lead to acetaminophen overdose, a new report and educational resource aimed at encouraging safe and appropriate use of America’s most common drug ingredient has been released.

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CPPA Accredits First Pharmacies Under New Community Pharmacy Practice Standards

Topics: Patient safety and Pharmacies

The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation has announced the first two pharmacies to be accredited under its community practice standards.

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.Pharmacy gTLD and AWARXE Information Shared at APhA Annual Meeting, Drawing Winners Announced

Topics: Buying medicine online and Prescription drug abuse

Attendees who stopped by the NABP booth at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting & Exposition expressed their enthusiasm for the Association’s programs.

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Twenty-Five States’ Prescription Data Now Linked Through NABP PMP InterConnect

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

Supporting state efforts to fight prescription drug abuse, participation in the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) PMP InterConnect® program continues to grow with 25 prescription monitoring programs now live. 

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Illegal Online Sellers Most Frequent Distributors of Counterfeit Drugs, Reports NABP

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

NABP has issued a report stressing that illegal online drug sellers are the most frequent conduits of counterfeit drugs and pose a continued threat to global public health. 

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NABP Executive Director Featured in Video Interviews to Promote DEA Take-Back Day

Topics: Medication collection program disposal and Dea

As part of the AWARXE Prescription Drug Safety Program’s most recent social media campaign, Carmen A. Catizone, MS, RPh, DPh, NABP executive director/secretary, answered blogger’s questions about the importance of proper drug disposal during a series of video interviews.

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Illegal Online Sellers Most Frequent Distributors of Counterfeit Drugs, Reports NABP

Topics: Counterfeit drugs, Buying medicine online, and Patient safety

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) today issued a report stressing that illegal online drug sellers are the most frequent conduits of counterfeit drugs and pose a continued threat to global public health.

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CPPA Community Pharmacy Practice Accreditation Program Now Accepting Applications

Topics: Pharmacies and Pharmacists

The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation has launched a new program to accredit outpatient pharmacy practices in the community, hospitals, health systems, and clinics.

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New e-LTP Fees Effective July 1, 2014

Topics: Pharmacists, Pharmacy technicians, and Pharmacist license

NABP is adjusting the fees for the Electronic Licensure Transfer Program®.

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Congressional Hearing Examines Efforts to Prevent Counterfeit Drugs in US Supply Chain, Testimony Highlights Role of NABP Programs

Topics: Counterfeit drugs, Buying medicine online, and Patient safety

At a Congressional hearing on counterfeit drugs and the security of the drug supply chain, expert witnesses highlighted NABP programs that help to ensure patients receive safe medications.

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NABP Shares .Pharmacy Information at Beyond the Dot 2014 Conference

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

NABP provided information about online pharmacy safety and rogue Internet drug sellers, including an overview of the .pharmacy gTLD program, at the Beyond the Dot 2014 conference held in Washington, DC, on February 19, 2014.

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Pre-NAPLEX Now Offers Candidates Additional Questions

Topics: Pharmacist license

Effective March 1, 2014, the Pre-NAPLEX® has been expanded to further assist candidates preparing to take the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination® (NAPLEX®). 

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NABP Collaborates With Health Care Stakeholders on Ensuring Delivery of Responsible and Effective Patient Care

Topics: Controlled substances and Patient safety

NABP, along with a coalition of health care industry stakeholders, has issued a consensus statement regarding the collaborative steps that will be taken to help ensure the delivery of responsible and effective patient care as it relates to the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances.

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CPE Monitor Service and AWARXE Draw Enthusiasm from ASHP Meeting Attendees; NABP Announces Winners of Drawing

Topics: Continuing education and Pharmacists

Attendees who stopped by the NABP booth at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Mid-Year Clinical Meeting shared their enthusiasm for the CPE Monitor® service, and the AWARXE® Consumer Protection Program.

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NABP Collaborates With Health Care Stakeholders on Ensuring Delivery of Responsible and Effective Patient Care

Topics: Controlled substances and Prescribing authority

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®), along with a coalition of health care industry stakeholders, has issued a consensus statement regarding the collaborative steps that will be taken to help ensure the delivery of responsible and effective patient care as it relates to the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances.

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Pre-NAPLEX to Offer Additional Questions

Topics: Education and Pharmacists

Effective March 1, 2014, the Pre-NAPLEX® will be expanded to further assist candidates preparing to take the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination®.

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NABP’s VAWD Program Strengthened, Not Preempted, by New Federal Law

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Fda

The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (Act), Title II of the Drug Quality and Security Act, was recently signed into law and contains provisions related to the integrity of the drug distribution supply chain.

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NABP VPP Facilitates Nonresident Pharmacy Licensure; Program Accepted in Virginia as Meeting State’s New Inspection Requirements

Topics: Pharmacies

NABP has launched the Verified Pharmacy Program™ (VPP™), which was developed in partnership with member boards of pharmacy to facilitate the sharing of information and to help provide for consistency among requirements related to nonresident pharmacy licensure. 

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Investigative Report Advises Consumers to Look for VIPPS Seal of Approval to Avoid Counterfeits

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

The dangers of ordering medications online and of receiving illegal, potentially dangerous counterfeit products are highlighted in an investigative report by WFMY News in Cleveland, OH. 

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United States Pharmacopeial Convention Joins Anti-Counterfeiting Campaign

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Diversion

Citing a global health crisis permeating an international marketplace, United States Pharmacopeial Convention announced that it would be joining the Fight the Fakes campaign.

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Arkansas Deploys NABP InterConnect; 21 States Now Live

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

The Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) has deployed NABP PMP InterConnect®, bringing the total number of live participating state PMPs to 21.

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Keep the Holidays Merry – Move Your Medications

Topics: Patient safety and Prescription drug abuse

The AWARXE® Consumer Protection Program encourages consumers to move medications from their medicine cabinets into a secure area for the holidays to protect loved ones.

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AWARxE Twitter Party Reaches More than 123,000 Users, Promotes Prescription Drug Safety During Holidays

Topics: Buying medicine online and Patient safety

More than 119 Twitter users who are concerned with prescription drug safety joined the first-ever AWARXE® Consumer Protection Program Twitter party to talk about how they can and do keep their families safe during the holiday season.

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Four More States Deploy NABP InterConnect; 20 States Now Sharing PMP Data

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

Prescription monitoring programs in Delaware, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Wisconsin have deployed the NABP PMP InterConnect®, bringing the total number of live participating state PMPs to 20. 

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AWARxE to Promote Prescription Drug Safety During November 14 Twitter Party

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

As part of its fall social media campaign, “Keep the Holidays Merry…Move Your Medications,” and to celebrate the launch of the AWARXE Twitter handle, AWARXE is hosting a Twitter Party on Thursday, November 14, 2013. 

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Sellers of Unapproved Drugs Proliferate Online, Posing a Serious Threat to Global Public Health, Reports NABP

Topics: Counterfeit drugs, Buying medicine online, and Diversion

NABP recently issued a report stressing the continuing global public health threat posed by unapproved drug products distributed via the Internet.

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CPE Monitor Reaches Milestone With Over Five Million CPE Activities Tracked

Topics: Continuing education

NABP and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education are pleased to announce that CPE Monitor® has reached a milestone with over five million continuing pharmacy education activity records now stored in the CPE Monitor system.

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Sellers of Unapproved Drugs Proliferate Online, Posing a Serious Threat to Global Public Health, Reports NABP

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) today issued a report stressing the continuing global public health threat posed by unapproved drug products distributed via the Internet.

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Tri-Regulator Collaborative Sets Action Agenda for Year Ahead

Topics: Collaborative practice

The Tri-Regulator Leadership Collaborative met recently to review, discuss issues of mutual concern, and set an agenda of work in the ongoing collaboration among NABP, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), and National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). 

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Consumers Encouraged to Ensure Online Pharmacies are Licensed, Legitimate in New FDA Video

Topics: Buying medicine online

Tip-offs that an Internet drug seller may be fraudulent include offering prescription drugs without requiring a valid prescription and too-good-to-be-true prices, warns a new FDA consumer video.

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Experts Discuss Anti-Counterfeit Drug Strategies at PSM Interchange

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Patient safety

The Partnership for Safe Medicines’ annual interchange conference took place on October 24, 2013.

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CPE Monitor Reaches a Milestone with Over Five Million CPE Activities Tracked

Topics: Continuing education

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) are pleased to announce that CPE Monitor® has reached a milestone with over five million continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activity records now stored in the CPE Monitor system. 

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Prescription Drug Supply Chain at Risk for Diversion Schemes and Counterfeit Drug Distribution, Reports NABP

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Diversion

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) stressed, in a white paper released on October 9, 2013, that closing vulnerable regulatory gaps is paramount in preventing counterfeit or diverted drugs from infiltrating the United States prescription drug supply chain.

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CPPA Developing Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation Program

Topics: Pharmacies

The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) has announced the development of a new accreditation program for specialty pharmacy practices. 

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Buying Medications from Foreign Online Drug Outlets Risky, Partnership for Safe Medicines Says

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

An analysis on a recent report from the Group of 8 shows that rogue online drug outlets are an issue worldwide.

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Prescription Drug Supply Chain at Risk for Diversion Schemes and Counterfeit Drug Distribution, Reports NABP

Topics: Counterfeit drugs, Diversion, and Nabp position papers

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) stressed, in a white paper released today, that closing vulnerable regulatory gaps is paramount in preventing counterfeit or diverted drugs from infiltrating the United States prescription drug supply chain.

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Counterfeits Make Up Large Percentage of Online Viagra Sales

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

Over the last year, evidence has been mounting that rogue online drug sellers are peddling dangerous counterfeit Viagra® (sildenafil) to many people who bought the medication online, Forbes reports.

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Arizona Prescription Drug Abuse Initiative Honored, State’s PMP Enrollment Increasing

Topics: Prescription drug abuse and Prescription monitoring program

The Arizona Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse Initiative has been honored as the best prescription drug abuse initiative in the Western region by the National Criminal Justice Association.

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NABP Shares Online Pharmacy Safety Information at International Pharmaceutical Federation World Congress

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

At the 2013 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress hosted in Dublin, Ireland, NABP presented information on online pharmacy safety and rogue online drug sellers to delegates at a session dedicated to online health.

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NABP Seeks Volunteer Exam Writers; Pharmacists and Faculty Encouraged to Submit Requests for Consideration

Topics: Fpgee, Naplex, and Mpjee

NABP is seeking individuals to serve as volunteer item writers for its examinations.

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CPE Monitor and AWARXE Information Provided at Cardinal Health RBC Meeting, Drawing Winners Announced

Topics: Continuing education

NABP extends its thanks to the 1,198 attendees who came by its booth at the Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference (RBC), August 7-10, 2013, in Seattle, WA. 

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Georgia Implements Prescription Monitoring Program

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

The state of Georgia became the second-to-last state to implement a prescription monitoring program.

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Tennessee Deploys NABP InterConnect; 16 States Now Sharing PMP Data

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

The Tennessee Controlled Substance Monitoring Database Program has now deployed the NABP PMP InterConnect®.

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Deceptive Practices By Illegal Online Drug Sellers Give Consumers a False Sense of Legitimacy and Safety, Reports NABP

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) today issued a report emphasizing the deceptive practices that illegal online drug sellers use to make consumers believe that they are legitimate, safe, and trustworthy. 

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NABP Delivers Testimony at House Subcommittee Hearing on Reforming Compounding Regulations

Topics: Compounding

A United States House of Representatives subcommittee held a hearing July 16, 2013, to examine various bills aimed to implement new frameworks for the regulation of compounding. 

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NABPLAW Online Now Supports Mobile Devices

Topics: Pharmacists

In 2013, NABP is celebrating the 20th anniversary of NABPLAW® Online, the comprehensive national data bank of state pharmacy laws and regulations provided by NABP.

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Kansas Launches Pilot of New NABP PMP Software

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

At the request of several prescription monitoring program (PMP) administrators, NABP is working on building PMP software that will work seamlessly with NABP PMP InterConnect® as well as meet the needs of administrators, requestors, and data submitters with more options and flexibility. 

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NABP’s .PHARMACY Proposal Passes Initial ICANN Evaluation

Topics: Buying medicine online and Internet pharmacy

Reaching a critical milestone in the generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) approval process, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) application to own and operate the .PHARMACY domain suffix has passed the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) initial evaluation. 

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Colorado Deploys NABP PMP InterConnect; 15 States Now Sharing PMP Data

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

The Colorado Electronic Prescription Drug Monitoring Program has now deployed the NABP PMP InterConnect®, bringing the total number of live participating state prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) to 15.

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NABPLAW Online Now Includes Laws and Regulations of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands

Topics: Pharmacies

The complete pharmacy acts and regulations of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands are now included in NABPLAW ® Online.

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NABP Updates VAWD Criteria, Continuing Efforts to Help Secure the Integrity of US Drug Supply Chain for the Protection of Public Health

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Patient safety

To further protect the integrity of the United States drug supply chain, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) has updated the criteria for the Association’s Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors® (VAWD®) accreditation program. 

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Sixth DEA Take-Back Day Collects Over 740,000 Pounds of Unneeded Medication, Helping to Prevent Diversion and Abuse

Topics: Medication collection program disposal and Dea

The Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) sixth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 27, 2013, collected twice the amount of unneeded and expired medications for safe disposal than the previous DEA take-back event six months ago.

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FPGEC and FPGEE Fees to Increase Starting in July

Topics: Fpgee and Fpgec

Effective July 1, 2013, the application fees for the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) certification, which includes taking the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE), will increase.

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Illegal Online Sellers Fuel Global Spread of Fake and Substandard Medications, International Collaboration Key in Response, Reports NABP

Topics: Buying medicine online, Internet pharmacy, and Patient safety

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) today issued a report emphasizing that the global distribution of counterfeit and substandard medications, fueled by illegal online sellers, demands an international response.

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NABP’s Vision for .PHARMACY Generic Top-Level Domain Provides a Secure Online Space for Pharmacy Consumers Around the World

Topics: Buying medicine online and Internet pharmacy

By ensuring that only legitimate Internet pharmacies will be able to use its proposed .PHARMACY domain suffix, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) intends to create a secure and trustworthy online space for consumers around the world.

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CPE Monitor and AWARXE Information Provided at APhA Annual Meeting, NABP Drawing Winners Announced

Topics: Pharmacies and Pharmacy technicians

NABP extends its thanks to the 968 attendees who came by its booth at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, March 1-4, 2013, in Los Angeles, CA. 

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Nevada Joins NABP PMP InterConnect

Topics: Prescription drug abuse and Prescription monitoring program

The Nevada Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) has executed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to participate in NABP PMP InterConnect®, the system that facilitates securing sharing of PMP data across state lines.

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Illinois and Louisiana Deploy NABP PMP InterConnect

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

The Illinois prescription monitoring program (PMP) and Louisiana PMP have now deployed the NABP PMP InterConnect®, bringing the total of live participating state PMPs to 14. 

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South Dakota Goes Live With NABP PMP InterConnect, Arkansas Signs Agreement to Participate

Topics: Prescription monitoring program and Prescriptions

NABP is pleased to announce that the South Dakota prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is the 12th prescription monitoring program (PMP) to deploy NABP PMP InterConnect®.

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PTCB to Phase in Certification Program Changes, Seeks Comments on Implementation Process

Topics: Education, Pharmacy technicians, and Technicians

Future changes to the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certification Program will elevate PTCB’s standards for national certification and recertification, thus advancing pharmacy technician qualifications.

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National Summit Brings Together Leaders in the Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

NABP to share information on NABP PMP InterConnect and AWARxE.

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Kentucky Deploys NABP PMP InterConnect, 11 States Now Live

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

NABP is pleased to announce that the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting program is the 11th prescription monitoring program (PMP) to deploy NABP PMP InterConnect®

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ASHP Joins NABP and APhA to Partner in Leadership of Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation

Topics: Pharmacies and Continuous quality improvement

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has joined the governance body of the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA). 

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NABP PMP InterConnect Processes One Millionth Request, Assists in Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion

Topics: Diversion and Prescription drug abuse

NABP PMP InterConnect®, the system that facilitates the secure transfer of prescription monitoring program (PMP) data across state lines to authorized users, continues to help prevent the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs. 

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Education and Collaboration Key to Continued Progress in Fighting Rogue Online Prescription Drug Sellers, Reports NABP

Topics: Diversion and Internet pharmacy

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) today issued a report outlining how continued collaboration among global stakeholders is vital to eliminating the public health threats posed by rogue Internet drug outlets. 

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NABP to Implement Five-Attempt Limit for NAPLEX, MPJE

Topics: Mpje and Naplex

Effective March 1, 2013, candidates will be limited to five attempts to pass the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE). 

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2013 NABP Survey of Pharmacy Law Now Available

Topics: Pharmacists and Survey of pharmacy law

The updated 2013 Survey of Pharmacy Law is now available

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Keep the Holidays Merry – Move Your Medications

Topics: Patient safety

The AWARxE® Consumer Protection Program encourages consumers to move medications from their medicine cabinets into a secure area for the holidays to protect loved ones. 

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Global Collaboration Effective in Dismantling Rogue Online Prescription Drug Sellers, Reports NABP

NABP has issued a report about the importance of collaboration among members of the international pharmacy community to protect patients worldwide from dangers posed by illegal online drug sellers. As described in the Internet Drug Outlet Identification Program Progress Report...

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Experts at FTC Meeting Affirm Role of Pharmacist in Dispensing Veterinary Drugs

In a meeting coordinated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on October 2, 2012, veterinary and pharmacy experts affirmed the practice of pharmacists dispensing veterinary prescriptions. NABP staff provided an overview of the Vet-VIPPS® (Veterinary-Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice SitesCM) accreditation...

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New Mexico Becomes Tenth State to Deploy NABP PMP InterConnect; Illinois Executes Agreement to Participate

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

NABP is pleased to announce New Mexico as the tenth prescription monitoring program (PMP) to deploy NABP PMP InterConnect®, just one month after the Association celebrated the program’s one-year anniversary. New Mexico joins PMPs in Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan,...

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