Surround yourself with good people. Whether they're the best or not, people are capable of learning if they've got good hearts and they're good souls - Kid Rock
image by: American Pharmacists Association
Can pharmacists help fill the growing primary care gap?
By 2020 157 million people in the US will be living with at least one chronic health condition. As the number of Americans managing diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol increases, the ranks of primary care providers (PCPs) who currently perform the majority of chronic disease management are dwindling. Within the next 10 years, there is estimated to be a 27% shortage of PCPs in the US – about 90,000 fewer PCPs than the US health care system requires.
But there are approximately 300,000 pharmacists in the US, and the number of pharmacists is going up. Between 2003 and 2013, the number of pharmacists in the US increased by approximately 19%.
Can pharmacists help fill the growing primary care gap?
Pharmacists are trained to do much more than dispense medication, and they could help plug the growing gaps in chronic care management in the United States. The trouble is that state pharmacy practice statutes were written in a different era, and haven’t caught up with the training pharmacists receive today. There’s a chasm between what pharmacists are trained to do and what they are allowed to do by law.
Avicenna continues to secure the best buying terms from a variety of suppliers as well as offering training & development opportunities and hosting a vibrant calendar of social events including an annual overseas conference.
The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is the authoritative collection of standards for UK medicines and is an essential reference for anyone involved in pharmaceutical R&D, manufacture, testing and regulation.
Drug Information Association
DIA is a member-driven non-profit association that serves more than 30,000 professionals involved in the discovery, development, regulation, surveillance, or marketing of pharmaceuticals or related products worldwide.
Federation of Pharmacy Networks
The Federation of Pharmacy Networks is a Cooperative of Independent Pharmacy Group Purchasing Organizations established for the purpose of providing a forum for its members to exchange ideas that promote, advance and ensure the future of independent pharmacy.
Guild for Professional Pharmacists
The Guild has been established and is dedicated to advance and promote the interests of employee pharmacists professionally, educationally and economically.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), based in suburban Philadelphia, is the nation''s only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. ISMP represents over 30 years of experience in helping healthcare practitioners keep patients safe, and continues to lead efforts to improve the medication use process.
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations
The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations is the global non-profit NGO representing the research-based pharmaceutical, biotech and vaccine sectors. Its members comprise 26 leading international companies and 44 national and regional industry associations covering developed and developing countries.
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers
The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW), along with the European association of wholesalers - GIRP, has been named as a Participant in IMPACT to represent the pharmaceutical distribution sector, specifically full-line pharmaceutical wholesalers.
International Pharmaceutical Federation
Founded in 1912, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the global federation of national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). Through its 122 Member Organisations and 4000 Individual Members, FIP represents and serves almost two million practitioners and scientists around the world.
International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation
The International Pharmaceutical Students'' Federation (IPSF) was founded in 1949 by eight pharmacy student associations in London. The Federation now represents approximately 350,000 pharmacy students and recent graduates in 70 countries worldwide.
International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology
The International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) is an international organization dedicated to advancing the health of the public by providing a forum for the open exchange of scientific information and for the development of policy; education; and advocacy for the field of pharmacoepidemiology, including pharmacovigilance, drug utilization research, and therapeutic risk management.
The IPEC Federation, a global organization consisting of regional associations organized to promote quality in pharmaceutical excipients, was formally created in January 2010 at a meeting in Cannes, France.
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
In response to public concern of the safety of pharmacy practices on the Internet, the Association developed the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) program in the spring of 1999.
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Founded in 1933, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores works to provide the chain drug industry with a unified voice necessary for growth and success. As we celebrate our 75th anniversary, NACDS is still dedicated to its original vision: representing the nation's leading retail chain pharmacies and suppliers.
National Council for Prescription Drug Programs
The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs, Inc. (NCPDP) is a not-for-profit ANSI-Accredited Standards Development Organization consisting of over 1,500 members representing virtually every sector of the Pharmacy services industry.
National Pharmacy Association
The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) is the trade association for the UK''s community pharmacy owners and has virtually all community pharmacies in voluntary membership.
National Pharmacy Technician Association
NPTA, the National Pharmacy Technician Association, is the world's largest professional organization established specifically for pharmacy technicians. The association is dedicated to advancing the value of pharmacy technicians and the vital roles they play in pharmaceutical care.
National Prescription Coverage Coalition
The National Prescription Coverage Coalition is a consortium of Health Plans that have joined together to immediately improve their prescription coverage benefits and dramatically decrease their prescription coverage costs.
Parental Drug Association
The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the leading global provider of science, technology and regulatory information and education for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community.
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country''s leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies, which are devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.
Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute
The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute provides research, education, and publication services to help health care benefit executives work with pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and other pharmacy professionals to design prescription drug benefit programs.
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
PTCB develops, maintains, promotes and administers an NCCA accredited national certification program for pharmacy technicians. PTCB provides certification and recertification programs and services that offer pharmacy technicians an opportunity to demonstrate that they have mastered knowledge and skills across practice settings.
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is an official public standards''setting authority for all prescription and over''the''counter medicines and other health care products manufactured or sold in the United States. USP also sets widely recognized standards for food ingredients and dietary supplements.
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE was established in 1932 for the accreditation of pre-service education, and in 1975 its scope of activity was broadened to include accreditation of providers of continuing pharmacy education.
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Founded in 1900, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is a national organization representing the interests of pharmacy education and educators.
American Association of Pakistani Pharmaceutical Scientists
We are Pakistani Descent-North American innovators from the myriad disciplines of pharmaceutical sciences.
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists provides a dynamic international forum for the exchange of knowledge among scientists to enhance their contributions to health.
American Association of Pharmacy Technicians
The American Association of Pharmacy Technicians provides leadership, and continuing education programs and services, to help technicians update their skills to keep pace with changes in pharmacy services.
American College of Clinical Pharmacy
The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) is a professional and scientific society that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources enabling clinical pharmacists to achieve excellence in practice and research.
American Institute of the History of Pharmacy
The documentation and preservation of pharmacy's heritage is the primary aim of the Institute. We do this by making available a wide variety of materials related to scholarly, professional, and popular history of pharmacy.
American Pharmacy Services Corporation
APSC is an elite buying group and one of the most competitive and fastest growing buying groups in its region. By linking you with colleagues, APSC membership provides you with the opportunity to combine your financial resources with others and maximizes your purchasing power in the pharmacy marketplace.
American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
The American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) was founded in 1900, and consists of over 1,900 professionals whose primary interest is to promote and advance the science of human pharmacology and therapeutics.
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is the international professional association that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to advance the practice of consultant and senior care pharmacy.
American Society of Health System Pharmacists
ASHP is a 35,000-member national professional association that represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems.
Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK
The Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK is the professional and representative organisation for pharmacy technicians working in the UK.
Austrian Pharmaceutical Society
Since 1979, the Society has represented the interests of the pharmaceutical industry in Austria.
British Pharmaceutical Nutrition Group
BAPEN was founded in 1991 as a result of the recommendations made by the King's Fund report ''A Positive Approach to Nutrition as Treatment''. It aims to set standards of clinical practice in nutritional support and to educate and train everyone involved in the prevention of malnutrition during illness.
British Society for the History of Pharmacy
The British Society for the History of Pharmacy was formed in 1967 having originated from a committee of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. It seeks to act as a focus for the development of all areas of the history of Pharmacy, from the works of the ancient apothecary to today's ever changing role of the community, wholesale or industrial pharmacist.
California Pharmacists Association
The California Pharmacists Association (CPhA), founded in 1869, is the largest state association representing pharmacists. CPhA represents pharmacy professionals from all practice settings.
California Society of Health System Pharmacists
Founded in 1962, CSHP is a professional society representing thousands of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, and associates who serve patients and the public by promoting wellness and the best use of medications.
Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians
The Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians Inc. (CAPT) is the national voluntary association providing leadership to and supporting the professional development of pharmacy technicians in the pursuit of providing optimal pharmaceutical services in collaboration with pharmacists.
Canadian Pharmacists Association
The Canadian Pharmacists Association is the national organization of pharmacists, committed to advancing the profession of pharmacy so as to contribute to the health of Canadians.
Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
CSPS is the premier organization for bringing together Pharmaceutical Scientists in Canada. We are advancing excellence in Canadian Pharmaceutical R&D and Education.
Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists
CSHP is the national voice of pharmacists committed to the advancement of safe, effective medication use and patient care in hospitals and related health care settings.
College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists
The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) was founded on March 24, 1998 when the network of pharmacists formerly known as the Conference of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists became a professional society.
Controlled Release Society
The Controlled Release Society (CRS) is an international organization which serves 3,000 members from more than 50 countries. Two-thirds of the CRS membership represents industry and one-third represents academia and government.
European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy
The aim of the association is to facilitate contacts and collaboration between university-level schools of pharmacy, to support member faculties in their efforts to develop resources, effective methods of learning and teaching, balanced curricula and quality assurance of education...
European Association of Hospital Pharmacists
European Association of Hospital Pharmacists is a working community of national associations of hospital pharmacists. Its membership includes representatives of national hospital pharmacy associations in almost all the European Union (EU) member states, in addition to Switzerland, Norway, Serbia, Turkey, Croatia and the Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia (FYROM) .
European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences
The European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences (EUFEPS) is the only pan-European body to represent the interests of scientists in industry, academia, government and other institutions engaged in drug research, development, regulation and policymaking through Europe.
European Pharmaceutical Students Association
The European Pharmaceutical Students' Association (EPSA) represents over 120,000 pharmacy students in 32 European countries.
Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists UK
GHP exists to defend the interests of individual NHS employed pharmacists across healthcare boundaries and the UK. In times of great change and challenge, membership of GHP provides the individual pharmacist with a powerful voice, locally, nationally and across the UK.
International Association of Generic & Innovative Drug Manufacturers
The Association is a nonprofit Pharmaceutical Drug Research Development Association dedicated to the overall development and research of key generic and innovative drugs.
International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering
ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the world's largest not-for-profit association dedicated to educating and advancing pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals and their industry. Founded in 1980, today ISPE serves 25,000 members in 90 countries.
International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
ISPOR promotes the science of pharmacoeconomics (health economics) and outcomes research (the scientific discipline that evaluates the effect of health care interventions on patient well-being including clinical outcomes, economic outcomes, and patient-reported outcomes) and facilitates the translation of this research into useful information for healthcare decision-makers to ensure that society allocates scarce health care resources wisely, fairly and efficiently.
International Society of Pharmaceutical Compounding
The objective of ISPhC is to promote pharmaceutical compounding internationally. One of the specific objectives is to organize a bi-annual international meeting, to serve as a global forum for pharmaceutical compounders from all over the world.
Lambda Kappa Sigma
Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS) is an international, professional pharmacy fraternity open to undergraduate and graduate pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists. Since its establishment in 1913, LKS has grown to more than 22,000 members, with 44 campus chapters and 36 alumni groups chartered internationally.
Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society
The Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (Persatuan Farmasi Malaysia) is the National association for pharmacists in Malaysia.
National Community Pharmacists Association
The National Community Pharmacists Association, founded in 1898 as the National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD), represents the pharmacist owners, managers, and employees more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies across the United States. The nation's independent pharmacies, independent pharmacy franchises, and independent chains dispense nearly half of the nation's retail prescription medicines.
Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group UK
The NPPG is here for you as a paediatric pharmacist whether it is your chosen specialty, just a part of your job or even if it is just an interest. Various specialist and geographical subgroups enable members with related interests to share information and formulate policy.
Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers Association of Canada
NDMAC, the Association representing the $3.8 billion self-care health products industry, is dedicated to advancing Canadian self-care by building an environment that improves the opportunities for people to manage their own health through the responsible use of safe and effective self-care health products.
Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group
We are an international nonprofit professional association representing the interests of pediatric pharmacists and their patients. We are dedicated to improving medication therapy in children.
Pharmaceutical Education & Research Institute
PERI is a not-for-profit organization that has been serving the pharmaceutical industry since 1989. Our entire operations revolve around providing you with the highest quality training available to assist you in your current position, and provide you with educational opportunities to enhance your long-term learning.
Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union
The Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) is the European association representing community pharmacists. PGEU''s members are the national associations and professional bodies of community pharmacists in 30 European countries including EU Member States, EU candidate countries and EFTA members.
Pharmaceutical Management Agency
Welcome to PHARMAC, the Pharmaceutical Management Agency of New Zealand. We're part of the New Zealand medicines system and work to improve people's access to medicine, and to promote their optimal use.
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
The society is the leading advocacy organisation for pharmacists, influencing attitudes, opinions and policies through representation, networking, consultation, continuing education, practice support, standards, guidelines and a range of publications and health promoting programs and resources.
Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand
The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Inc is the professional association representing over 3,000 pharmacists, from all sectors of pharmacy practice.
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society
The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is an international membership organization of regulatory professionals in the rapidly growing medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. As regulatory professionals, RAPS members perform vital work in all areas of the healthcare product lifecycle, ensuring these products are safe and effective, while driving organizational strategy and sound decision-making.
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society
The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is an international membership organization of regulatory professionals in the rapidly growing medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors.
Society of Air Force Pharmacy
The Society shall, through appropriate mechanisms, further the practice of pharmacy within the United States Air Force and assist members in fulfilling continuing education requirements to achieve the highest standards of practice.
Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) is the professional body which represents over 2,100 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians practising in all parts of the Australian health system.
South African Association of Hospital & Institutional Pharmacists
SAAHIP is the national professional association representing pharmacists who practise in institutions, for example hospitals, clinics and managed care organisations. It is a sector of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA). This association is dedicated to advancing pharmacy practice in organised health care settings.
The American Society for Automation in Pharmacy
ASAP's mission is to assist its members in advancing the application of computer technology in the pharmacist's role as caregiver and in the efficient operation and management of a pharmacy.
The American Society of Pharmacognosy
The American Society of Pharmacognosy was founded in 1959 as an outgrowth of the Plant Science Seminar which itself was established in 1923. The Society is international in scope and brings together men and women dedicated to the promotion, growth, and development not only of pharmacognosy but all aspects of those sciences related to and dealing in natural products.
The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) is the trade association for more than 70 companies in the UK producing prescription medicines. Its member companies research, develop, manufacture and supply more than 80 per cent of the medicines prescribed through the National Health Service (NHS).
The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London
The Society of Apothecaries is no.58, and the largest, of the livery companies of the City of London. In addition to its traditional civic, ceremonial, social and charitable activities, the Society has been licensing doctors to practise Medicine since 1815.
©2020 | HealthWorldNet, Inc. | 4615
Last Updated : Monday, April 6, 2020