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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 
703-739-2330

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

Produces “American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education”
1-706-721-4450

 

“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.”

PHARMACY MAGAZINES OF SPECIAL MERIT:

 

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

 

1-877-529-1746
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
703-838-2673
nina.dadgar@ncpanet.org

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.

NIH

 

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

 

NIDA

 

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.

https://www.achc.org/compounding-pharmacy.html

Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB)

Established in 2007 by eight of the nation’s leading pharmacy organizations, Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) offers the most comprehensive compliance solution in the industry, with standards based on U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) guidelines. PCAB assesses pharmacies that compound medications whether in the retail, hospital, mail order, or closed door setting. This includes the combining, mixing, or altering of drug ingredients to create a medication pursuant to a prescription order for an individually identified patient. An extensive on-site survey conducted by an independent expert and annual verification ensures compliance with the non-sterile and sterile pharmacy compounding process defined by USP <795> and USP <797>.

 

Addiction & Recovery Resources :

https://aa.org

Alcoholics Anonymous 

The Preamble

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes.

Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

 

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https://na.org

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multilingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and members hold nearly 76,000 meetings weekly in 143 countries today.

https://www.addictiongroup.org/resources/

Addiction Group Recovery Resources 

Addiction Group is dedicated to help individuals suffering from substance abuse and prevent new cases through credible information and spreading awareness to as many as we can reach. Every fact-based piece of content is written by journalists or medical professionals. Also, we have no affiliations to any rehab centers, we aren’t sponsored, and we display no advertisements on our website. Alcohol misuse and abuse are widespread issues affecting millions of Americans of all ages and backgrounds. Our team of journalists, researchers, doctors, and medical professionals has created a fact-based resource center on alcohol addiction and treatment. Learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

 

https://alcoholrehabhelp.org/treatment/prevention/

Alcohol Rehab Help is an informational web guide created for people struggling with alcohol use disorders (AUD) and co-occurring mental health disorders. Not only do we offer information on Alcohol Use Disorder, but we also have comprehensive information regarding treatment options. 

  • We provide free resources and information to help struggling individuals & families get their lives back on track.

  • Our website does not host any form of advertisement. 

  • All content published on Alcohol Rehab Help is fact-based and original. It is all sourced from current scientific research, ensuring content is accurate, relevant, and up-to-date with current research and addiction terminology.

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Haven of Rest Ministries  (Akron Homeless Shelter)

 

The purpose of Haven of Rest is to serve and glorify God through Christ-centered, life-changing programs of love and compassion that respond to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of men, women and children without regard to their race, color, creed or social standing.

Boys Town

While ministering to the ​homeless on the streets of Omaha, Nebraska, Father Edward Joseph Flanagan developed a lifelong interest in young people and their struggle to grow into responsible, productive members of society. Today, with your help, we continue Father Flanagan's mission of saving children and healing families.

 

 

Catholic Relief Services

 

For more than 75 years, CRS has been providing expertise and compassion to the very poorest of our brothers and sisters in more than 100 countries. I believe this charity has the lowest management fees of any religious charity (more of your dollars to people that need it)!

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