.PHARMACY and NABP
The .pharmacy Top-Level Domain program provides a means for consumers around the globe to be sure the medications they buy online are safe. The number of rogue websites selling dangerous substances far outweighs the number of sites that are legally dispensing safe medications – .pharmacy helps easily separate the good ones from the bad.
The .pharmacy TLD is available to pharmacies and other entities offering prescription drugs or prescription drug-related products, services, or information via the Internet, subject to their completion of the registrant application and approval process to establish compliance with all applicable laws and .pharmacy program standards.
The application and approval process includes vetting by NABP prior to registration to ensure that they meet all applicable regulatory standards, including those addressing pharmacy licensure and valid prescription requirements. Eligible registrants will demonstrate good standing and compliance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which they are based, as well as in all jurisdictions in which they conduct business, including without limitation dispensing or shipping prescription medications in or to a jurisdiction. Read more about the program standards on the .pharmacy website.
.Pharmacy and the Global Pharmacy Community
The .pharmacy TLD program will include a global pharmacy coalition of stakeholders to ensure the program operates in a manner consistent with international laws and standards.
- A standard setting committee will be established in each jurisdiction where the .pharmacy domain names will be sold. For example, there will be a National Standard Setting Committee for France, Japan, Germany, and so on.
- The .pharmacy program will coordinate with international regulatory bodies when reviewing .pharmacy applications to ensure compliance with applicable laws.
- The highest quality program standards will be maintained through participation in global forums to gather input from international .pharmacy stakeholders.
.Pharmacy Supporter Advisory Committee Reports
The .Pharmacy Supporter Advisory Committee was convened by the NABP Executive Committee and operates under the principles outlined in the NABP pharmacy governance document (PDF). The group also provides expertise and strategic input to the .pharmacy Executive Board and ultimately to the NABP Executive Committee for recommendations on establishing core (common) standards of operation that are universal to legitimate pharmacy practice and that will be required of all domain name registrants in the .pharmacy generic Top-Level Domain, consistent with the mission and purpose of the .pharmacy gTLD and the interests of the global public health.
Click below to read the committee’s reports.
- July 22, 2014 (PDF)