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The National Associations of Boards of Pharmacy

The NABP pre-naplex exam


More information about NAPLEX

State Boards of Pharmacy

Accredited College of Pharmacy by state

International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


20 North Clark Street ,
Suite 2500
Chicago , IL   60602-5109 
Phone:  312-664-3575
Fax:  312-664-4652

ACPE was established in 1932 to accredit colleges of Pharmacy and was expanded in 1975 to include providers of continuing pharmacy education.

 Autonomous and independent Board of Directors is derived through AACP, APhA, NABP (3 appointments each) and ACE (American Council on   Education)(one appointment.)

Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

1426 Prince Street ,
Alexandria , VA  22314 

Founded in 1900.  A voluntary organization of pharmacy educators. These people do not accredit colleges of pharmacy.

Produces “American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education”


“The Journal is directed to all those with interest in professional, graduate, and   postgraduate pharmaceutical education.  Its purpose is to document and advance pharmaceutical education in the United States and internationally.”



Drug Topics

218-723-9477, 888-527-7008
Published twice a month, 1st and 15th, 1 yr $61Circulation: 111,000Ranked #1 in satisfaction 
(in market research done by Drug Topics.)

US Pharmacist


Published monthly, 1 yr $42
Circulation: 112,000
Has FREE CEs, including free grading.


Pharmacy Times

1-732-656-1140, 800-545-3592
Published monthly, 1 yr $57, 2 yr $106
Circulation: 149,000
Has 2 very interesting features:  Case Studies  and  “Can you read these Rxs?”

American Pharmacists Association


“Improving medication use.  Advancing patient care.”

The APhA was founded in 1852 as the American Pharmaceutical Association and   presently has more than 50,000 members.

Link to National Community Pharmacists Association


“NCPA is the only organization dedicated solely to the interests of independent pharmacy.” 

Represents 25,000 pharmacies and 60,000 RPhs.

 Provides resources and services to grow your business. 
“We fight to limit the influence of the PBMs.”
Was founded in 1898 as the National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD)
Publishes “American Pharmacist”
Circulation: 25,000

NCPA launched NIPCO in 1995


National Institute for Pharmacy Care Outcomes
The aim is to help community pharmacists attain the Pharmacist Care Diplomate Credential----helping community pharmacists develop new market niches in disease management and wellness.  

The NACDS - National Association of Chain Drug Stores


NACDS was created to represent the views and policy positions of member chain drug companies.  Among other things, to “promote the value and role of community retail pharmacy in the health care system.  You must own 4 or more retail pharmacies to be a member.



National Institutes of Health
This is part of US Dept of Health and Human Services
This is the home of 27 Institutes and Centers
“HIH supports…an estimated 212,000 research personnel who are affiliated with approximately 2800 organizations, including universities, medical schools, hospitals, and other research facilities in all 50 states…”
NIH 1996 budget:  11 billion
NIH 2004 budget:  28 billion




National Institute on Drug Abuse
(part of the National Institute of Health)

Did you know that your pharmacy can get accredited as a compounding pharmacy? The Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board does this accreditation.

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