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National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

NABP flags so-called Canadian online pharmacies

NABP flags so-called Canadian online pharmacies

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — Rogue online pharmacies are exploiting the belief among many Americans that Canadian pharmacies provide safe medication at a lower cost, according to a National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) report. NABP said Monday that it reviewed 108 pharmacy websites that used “Canada” or “Canadian” in their name or URL, or

Four more states join NABP PMP InterConnect network

Four more states join NABP PMP InterConnect network

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Texas have linked to the PMP InterConnect prescription monitoring program data-sharing system administered by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and technology partner Appriss Health. With the addition of four states, NABP PMP InterConnect now has 37 states sharing PMP data over the network to

Rogue online sellers feeding drug abuse

Rogue online sellers feeding drug abuse

Drug abuse, including misuse of prescription drugs, remains at alarmingly high levels in the U.S. Reports of opioid overdoses and drug-related crimes and car accidents seem to appear in local headlines almost daily. Feeding this epidemic, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy says, are rogue Internet drug outlets illegally dispensing prescription controlled substances. NABP’s

NABP: PMP network to remain free for states

NABP: PMP network to remain free for states

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) plans to keep providing state prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) access to its PMP InterConnect at no cost. NABP said PMP InterConnect access will remain free to participating states beyond 2018 so they can focus their resources and federal grants to support PMP operations.

Obama rallies public/private efforts vs. drug abuse

Obama rallies public/private efforts vs. drug abuse

WASHINGTON — The pharmacy industry is doing its part to help stem the tide of prescription drug abuse and heroin use as part of wide-ranging, public- and private-sector efforts announced this week by President Barack Obama. At a community forum in Charleston, W.Va., Obama and administration officials highlighted the need to change prescribing practices for

NABP on assessing online pharmacy safety

Dr. Carmen Catizone, executive director at the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and attorney Libby Baney recently were interviewed about how to shop safely for medications online and avoid illicit sellers peddling counterfeit drugs. NABP notes that today the vast majority of websites selling prescription drugs online are doing so illegally, with many

NABP recognizes Rite Aid’s Podgurski

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Mike Podgurski, vice president of pharmacy services at Rite Aid Corp., has been named 2015 honorary president of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). The honor is awarded each year to an individual in recognition of his or her commitment to supporting the association’s mission and goals, which include

NABP announces general availability for .pharmacy

NABP announces general availability for .pharmacy

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — Next week, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) plans to make the .pharmacy domain name generally available. NABP said late Tuesday that all pharmacies and pharmacy-related entities may apply for .pharmacy domain names starting June 3. The association began accepting .pharmacy applications from dispensing pharmacies on April 1. Applications

NABP sets date for .pharmacy applications

NABP sets date for .pharmacy applications

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) plans to start accepting applications for .pharmacy domain names from all dispensing pharmacies on April 1. Applications from dispensing pharmacies will be accepted until April 30, and approved pharmacies may begin to register their requested .pharmacy domains as early as that date, NABP

NABP rolls out .pharmacy domain for online Rx

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) has launched the .pharmacy generic top-level domain (gTLD), designed to provide consumers worldwide with an easy way to identify safe, legal online pharmacies and related resources. Through its .Pharmacy gTLD Program, NABP said it will grant use of the .pharmacy domain to legitimate