National Pharmacy Organizations Write Azar Regarding Drug Importation

NASPA, along with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), wrote U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Azar this week regarding state prescription drug importation plans.  All three organizations oppose the approval of a state drug importation program that meets a lower standard than that set […]

Pharmacy Groups Applaud Bipartisan Effort for DIR Relief

National pharmacy organizations applauded the bipartisan Congressional focus on closing the DIR loophole in the recent Medicare rule.  Last week, 105 members of the House of Representatives sent the Trump Administration a letter, and 28 senators sent a similar letter.  NASPA, along with National Community Pharmacists Association, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, American Pharmacists […]

Over 100 Organizations Urge Congress to Oppose Importation of Non-FDA Approved Drugs

Over 100 health, patient advocacy, and law enforcement organizations, including NASPA and state pharmacy associations, signed on to a letter sent to President Trump and members of Congress asking them to safeguard patients and protect the secure U.S. prescription drug supply.  The letter reminds the president and members of Congress that four previous FDA commissioners […]

NASPA Welcomes New Staff

NASPA is excited to welcome Allie Jo Shipman to the team!  Allie Jo is a South Carolina native and a 2017 graduate of Mercer University College of Pharmacy in Atlanta, GA. Interested in advancing the pharmacy profession, she moved to Alexandria, VA after graduation to begin her career in association management as the 2017-2018 National […]

NASPA Welcomes New President Louise Jones

NASPA is excited to announce its 2019 President, Louise Jones.  Louise was sworn in to the President position on March 23, 2019 at the NASPA 2019 Spring Meeting, held in conjunction with the APhA 2019 Annual Meeting in Seattle. Louise is the Chief Executive Officer of the Alabama Pharmacy Association (APA), a position she has […]

Pharmacy Organizations Support National Standards for Technician Education

Several national pharmacy organization members of the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP), including NASPA, have agreed to support “the adoption of national standards to ensure that pharmacy technician education consistently achieves quality outcomes.”  The statement also reads, “In applying developed standards, accrediting bodies should allow for innovation and flexibility in program delivery.” Twelve other […]