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20 North Clark Street ,
Chicago , IL 60602-5109
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.)
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.”
PHARMACY MAGAZINES OF SPECIAL MERIT:
Published twice a month, 1st and 15th, 1 yr $61Circulation: 111,000Ranked #1 in satisfaction
(in market research done by Drug Topics.)
Published monthly, 1 yr $42
Has FREE CEs, including free grading.
Published monthly, 1 yr $57, 2 yr $106
Has 2 very interesting features: Case Studies and “Can you read these Rxs?”
“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.
“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”
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.
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.