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.Pharmacy TLD Featured in Interview With Neustar

Carmen A. Catizone, MS, RPh, DPh, NABP executive director/secretary, discussed the .pharmacy domain name and its benefits for the domain name industry, registrants, and public health during an interview with Neustar, a company that provides top-level domain (TLD) registry services.

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US IP Rights Coordinator Advocates .Pharmacy TLD as Means of Protecting Consumers

During a recent United States Senate Committee hearing, Bruce Foucart, assistant director of the US National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, advocated the .pharmacy Top-Level Domain (TLD) as a means of protecting consumer well-being.

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ASOP Global and FSMB Offer CE Program About Rogue Internet Pharmacies and Risks to Patient Safety

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) – Global, along with the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), is offering a free continuing education (CE) program for pharmacists, physicians, and other health care providers that focuses on illegal online drug sales. 

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NABP PMP InterConnect Will Remain Free to Participating States Past 2018

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is pleased to announce that it will provide state prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) with access to NABP’s PMP InterConnect® at no cost so states can focus their resources and federal grants to support PMP operations.

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Coalition Highlights Impact of Educational Efforts About Safe Acetaminophen Use

The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition reports that progress has been made to increase consumer awareness about the safe use of acetaminophen, which is found in more than 600 over-the-counter and prescription medicines.

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Over Forty States Are Now Members of PMP InterConnect

Alabama, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania have joined 38 other states by executing a memorandum of understanding with NABP to participate in NABP PMP InterConnect®.

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NABP Aims to Increase Consumer Awareness of Counterfeit Medications; Offers Safe and Legal Online Pharmacies Through .Pharmacy TLD Program

NABP issued a report discussing the Association’s expanded efforts to raise consumer awareness about the dangers of medications purchased from unapproved and unknown online sources and the solution offered by the .Pharmacy Top-Level Domain (TLD) Program, which provides a means for finding safe Internet pharmacies.

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Naloxone Available in Some Pennsylvania Pharmacies Under Statewide Standing Order

Pennsylvania has among the highest rates of opioid-related abuse and overdose, according to this recent press release.

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NABP 112th Annual Meeting Covers Timely Pharmacy Practice and Regulation Topics and Offers Up to Eight Contact Hours of CPE Credit

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is offering attendees the opportunity to earn up to eight contact hours (0.8 CEUs) of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit at its 112th Annual Meeting, themed “All Hands on Deck – Forging Ahead to a New Regulatory World.”

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President Obama Announces Administration’s Actions to Combat Drug Abuse at National Rx Summit

President Barack Obama attended the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, GA, on March 29, 2016, and announced actions his Administration is taking to further expand access to treatment, prevent overdose deaths, and increase community prevention strategies.

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NABP Invited to Discuss Best Practices for Restricted TLDs With US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator

Topics: Buying medicine online

The Office of the United States Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator held a meeting to discuss the implementation of restricted new generic Top-Level Domains.

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National Poison Prevention Week Promotes Safe Medication Storage

Topics: Patient safety

The Poison Prevention Week Council aims to educate consumers about the prevention of unintentional poisonings and accidental exposures around the home.

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Board Encourages Illinois Pharmacists to Track Continuing Pharmacy Education Credits Using CPE Monitor Service

Topics: Continuing education

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is encouraging its pharmacist licensees to use CPE Monitor® as part of the agency’s voluntary continuing pharmacy education (CPE) tracking effort, notes an IDFPR news release.

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NABP 112th Annual Meeting to Set Sail in ‘America’s Finest City’ for Important Business Sessions, Timely CPE Programs, and Unique Networking Events

Topics: Pharmacists

Set in San Diego, CA, a city known for its sunny weather and Pacific coastline views, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) 112th Annual Meeting, “All Hands on Deck – Forging Ahead to a New Regulatory World,” will provide attendees an opportunity to explore “America’s Finest City” after participating in important NABP Business Sessions.

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Summit on Internet Naming System Convenes to Address Best Practices

Topics: Buying medicine online

The first Healthy Domains Initiative summit, hosted by The Domain Name Association, took place this month in Seattle, WA.

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2016-2017 ACPE Board of Director Officers and Commission Liaisons Announced

Topics: Continuing education

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has announced the election of the ACPE Executive Committee members for the 2016-2017 term of office.

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NABP’s List of Not Recommended Websites Continues to Grow

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

The Association Hopes That the Increasing Number of Registered .Pharmacy Domains Will Help More Consumers Find Safe Online Pharmacies

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Three Additional States Sign Agreement to Participate in NABP PMP InterConnect

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

The Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), Maine Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), and Montana Prescription Drug Registry recently executed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to participate in NABP PMP InterConnect®, joining 31 other state PMPs who have agreed to participate. 

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Know Your Dose Campaign Offers Acetaminophen Safety Tips for Cold and Flu Season

Topics: Over the counter

The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition (AAC) warns the public to “Double Check, Don’t Double Up” on acetaminophen when treating winter illnesses. 

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AWARXE Prescription Drug Safety Program Launches a Redesigned Website, Site Granted a .Pharmacy Domain

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

The AWARXE® Prescription Drug Safety Program is pleased to announce the relaunch of its website to provide consumers and pharmacists with an easier way to find timely and relevant information on preventing the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs.

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PMP InterConnect Integration Projects Bring Data Into Pharmacy Workflow, Ohio Supports Additional Deployments With $1.5 Million in Funding

Recognizing the importance of expanding the use of prescription monitoring program (PMP) data in pharmacists’ workflow to enhance prescription drug abuse and diversion prevention efforts, NABP has been working to integrate other PMP services with NABP PMP InterConnect®.

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‘Know Your Dose’ Campaign Asks Providers to Advise Patients on Safe Acetaminophen Use

Topics: Over the counter and Patient safety

With cold and flu season around the corner, the “Know Your Dose” campaign, which was developed by the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition, aims to educate consumers about safe acetaminophen use.

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Pharmacy Automation Distributor Application Now Available for .Pharmacy

Topics: Buying medicine online and Pharmacies

NABP is offering pharmacy automation distributors the opportunity to apply for, and if approved, register a .pharmacy Top-Level Domain (TLD) through the Association’s .Pharmacy TLD Program

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Pharmacy Stakeholders Worldwide to Share Practice Information During FIP 2015 Congress, NABP to Present

Topics: Pharmacies, Pharmacists, and Pharmacy technicians

Practitioners, researchers, and academics worldwide will gather to help shape modern pharmacy practice during the 75th International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2015.

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

Topics: Buying medicine online

Attendees who visited NABP’s booth at the Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference held July 22-25, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV, expressed their enthusiasm for NABP’s .Pharmacy Top-Level Domain (TLD) Program and AWARXE program. 

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NABP and Member Boards of Pharmacy Continue Legacy of Innovations in Test Development

Topics: Pharmacist license, Mpje, and Naplex

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) and its member state boards of pharmacy continue the tradition of excellence in test development with plans for enhancements across all of the NABP examination and assessment programs.

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NABP, Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies Warn Public About Rogue Online Pharmacies in USP Blog

Topics: Counterfeit drugs, Buying medicine online, and Internet pharmacy

The majority of online drug sellers operate illegally and sell counterfeit medications that can contain toxins such as floor wax and road tar, warn NABP and the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP).

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NABP Continues to Fund PMP InterConnect Participation Supporting States’ Momentum in the Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®), recognizing the importance of prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) and other state efforts to fight against prescription drug abuse and diversion, recently approved continued funding to support participation in NABP PMP InterConnect® at no cost to the state PMPs through June 2018.

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Proposed Federal Legislation Would Permit Office Use Compounding, Revise MOUs in Section 503A of FD&C Act

Topics: Compounding

Legislation proposed by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) would revise Section 503A of the FD&C Act to exempt drug products where the pharmacy’s product is “compounded and distributed to a practitioner where, as permitted under State law, the drug product is used in the treatment of or administered to a patient of the practitioner.” 

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Online Pharmacy Regulatory Gap, Public Protection Benefits of .Pharmacy Domain Name Highlighted in Report on Drug Supply Chain Security

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

NABP’s .pharmacy Top-Level Domain (TLD) and its goal of providing a reliable resource for consumers to identify safe and legitimate online pharmacies and related websites were highlighted in the 2015 Product Security Report from Pharmaceutical Commerce.

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Consumer Education, Awareness Key to Combating Rogue Online Drug Sellers

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

Last week, NABP issued a report that profiles the continued pervasiveness of illegal online drug seller activity and the need for increased awareness about the risks such activity presents to public health.

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ICANN, Governments Should Do More to Investigate Rogue Online Drug Sellers, USTR Contends

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and governments should do more to help investigate and address the problem of counterfeit prescription drugs being sold on the Internet.

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.Pharmacy and AWARXE Information Provided at ASHP Meeting, Drawing Winners Announced

Topics: Pharmacists

Attendees who visited NABP’s booth at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting held December 7-11, 2014, in Anaheim, CA, expressed their enthusiasm for NABP's .Pharmacy TLD Program and the AWARXE Prescription Drug Safety Program.

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Rogue Internet Drug Seller Activity Highlights Need for .Pharmacy Domain Public Health Initiative

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

Today, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) issued a report underscoring the need for the .Pharmacy Top-Level Domain (TLD) Program as a public health initiative to help consumers distinguish legitimate online pharmacies from rogue online drug sellers. 

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NABP Reviewing .Pharmacy Domain Name Applications for Sunrise Registration; Two More Special Launch Periods to Follow

Topics: Buying medicine online

NABP is currently reviewing .pharmacy domain name applications received from trademark holders who are registered in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Trademark Clearinghouse.

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Oklahoma Deploys NABP PMP InterConnect; 28 States Now Sharing PMP Data

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

The Oklahoma Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) has deployed the NABP PMP InterConnect®, bringing the total number of live participating state PMPs to 28.

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Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee to Meet in February, FDA Announces

Topics: Compounding and Fda

The Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee will meet on February 23-24, 2015 to provide advice on scientific, technical, and medical issues concerning drug compounding.

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NABP Reviewing .Pharmacy Domain Name Applications for Sunrise Registration; Two More Special Launch Periods to Follow

Topics: Buying medicine online and Patient safety

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is currently reviewing .pharmacy domain name applications received from trademark holders who are registered in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Trademark Clearinghouse.

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New NAPLEX/MPJE Candidate Registration Bulletin Now Available; New NAPLEX Competency Statements Effective November 1, 2015

Topics: Pharmacists, Mpje, and Naplex

The NAPLEX/MPJE 2015 Candidate Registration Bulletin is now available on the NABP website.

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2015 NABP Survey of Pharmacy Law Now Available

Topics: Survey of pharmacy law

Serving as a convenient reference for individuals seeking an overview of the laws and regulations that govern pharmacy practice in 53 jurisdictions, the updated 2015 Survey of Pharmacy Law is now available.

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Medication Disposal Site Search Tool Now Available on AWARXE Website

Topics: Medication collection program disposal

To help visitors to www.AWARErx.org more easily find disposal locations in their area, the AWARXE® Prescription Drug Safety Program has launched a location-based search tool. 

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Medication Disposal Site Search Tool Now Available on AWARErx.org

Topics: Medication collection program disposal

To help visitors to www.AWARERX.org more easily find disposal locations in their area, AWARXE has launched a location-based search tool.

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NABP to Begin Sunrise Trademark Registration Period for .Pharmacy Websites

Topics: Buying medicine online and Diversion

NABP will soon be accepting applications for .pharmacy domain names from trademark holders who are registered in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH).

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Save the Date: AWARXE Twitter Party to Take Place on November 12, 2014

Topics: Over the counter and Patient safety

AWARXE is hosting a Twitter party on Wednesday, November 12.

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NABP Issues Policy Statement Supporting the Pharmacist’s Role in Increasing Access to Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug

Topics: Patient safety and Prescription drug abuse

As the opioid overdose epidemic continues to take hundreds of lives each week, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) has issued a policy statement promoting an active role for pharmacists in expanding access to the opioid overdose reversal drug, naloxone. 

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NABP Issues Policy Statement Supporting the Pharmacist’s Role in Increasing Access to Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug

Topics: Pharmacists

As the opioid overdose epidemic continues to take hundreds of lives each week, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) has issued a policy statement promoting an active role for pharmacists in expanding access to the opioid overdose reversal drug, naloxone.

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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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