WASHINGTON, DC–The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) applaud the organizations who have supported the Pharmacist's Fundamental Responsibilities and Rights to date, including most recently the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). NABP released a statement supporting the Fundamentals and recognizing the pharmacist's primary role in the protection of public health and provision of quality health care. In support of this role, NABP stated that "pharmacists must be given the opportunity to understand their rights and responsibilities and preserve patient safety without fear of intimidation or retaliation." NABP's statement: https://nabp.pharmacy/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NABP-Statement-Workplace-Safety-and-Well-Being-2022.pdf.
To date, the following organizations have signed on in support of the Pharmacist's Fundamental Responsibilities and Rights Principles developed by APhA and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA): Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (October 2021), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (July 2021), American College of Apothecaries (October 2021), American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (October 2021), College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (Aug 2021), Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (November 2021), and National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (January 2022). Pharmacist's Fundamental Responsibilities and Rights.
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The National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), founded in 1927 as the National Council of State Pharmacy Association Executives, is dedicated to enhancing the success of state pharmacy associations in their efforts to advance the profession of pharmacy. NASPA's membership is comprised of state pharmacy associations and over 70 other stakeholder organizations. NASPA promotes leadership, sharing, learning, and policy exchange among its members and pharmacy leaders nationwide. For more information, visit https://naspa.us.