Pharmacy Organizations

  • APhA- oldest pharmacy organization (1852).  Establishes standards for drugs & chemicals
  • ASHP–accredits residencies & pharmacy tech training
  • NCPA– publishes pharmacy literature primarily for independent pharmacies
  • NABP–serves all the US boards of pharmacy.  Accredits internet pharmacies with VIPPS seal
  • JCAHO (joint commission)– approves Home Health Agencies & hospitals
  • NCQA- independent organization that has quality control measures
  • NCPDPorganization that is responsible for the standardization and maintenance  of electronic data exchange between pharmacies and the PBM’s.

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