National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Becomes AIHP National Sponsor

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AIHP is pleased to announce that the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) is the newest member of the Institute’s National Association Sponsorship program. NABP has chosen to support the Institute at the Contributor level with a $2,500 annual contribution.

Dennis Birke, AIHP’s Executive Director, welcomed NABP, stating: “NABP has supported AIHP as a loyal member for more than 30 years. We are very grateful for its increased support as one of our national sponsors.”

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy was founded in 1904 to assist state boards of pharmacy in creating uniform education and licensure standards. NABP’s focus today is promoting patient and prescription-drug safety through examinations that assess pharmacist competency, pharmacist licensure transfer, verification services, and various pharmacy accreditation programs.

NABP Solutions, an NABP subsidiary, provides consulting services focusng on regulatory compliance to pharmacies and to the drug supply chain. NABP’s members consist of the 50 United States state boards of pharmacy, as well as the boards in the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, 10 Canadian provinces, and the Bahamas.

Lemrey “Al” Carter, MS, PharmD, RPh, in 2020 became NABP’s Executive Director/Secretary, succeeding Carmen A. Catizone, MS, RPh, DPh, who retired.

AIHP’s National Association Sponsorship program was founded in 2015 to build mutually supportive relationships between the Institute and the major pharmacy organizations in the United States. The program is founded on the premise that the Institute’s work to preserve and disseminate the history of pharmacy benefits the entire profession. Through ongoing annual contributions, participating sponsors provide AIHP with a stable base of financial support and demonstrate their support for advancing and broadening knowledge of pharmacy’s history.

AIHP’s other national sponsors include the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Pharmacists Association, and the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.

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