The 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. ASHP is the only national organization of hospital and health-system pharmacists and has a long history of improving medication use and enhancing patient safety.
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s (AMCP) mission is to empower its members to serve society by using sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all.
Managed care pharmacy principles are based upon the use of scientific evidence to achieve healthy outcomes while making the best use of money spent on medications and their management.
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is the organization whose members are recognized in society as essential in all patient care settings for optimal medication use that improves health, wellness, and quality of life. Through information, education, and advocacy APhA empowers its members to improve medication use and advance patient care.
Founded in 1904, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) is the impartial professional organization that supports the state boards of pharmacy in protecting public health. NABP aims to ensure the public’s health and safety through its pharmacist license transfer and pharmacist competence assessment programs, as well as through its VIPPS, Vet-VIPPS, VAWD, and DMEPOS accreditation programs.
Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC (“PHE”) provides Power-Pak C.E.® educational programs for the broad spectrum of healthcare professions. Professional medical and pharmaceutical education constitutes PHE’s core activity. This mission is achieved through the company’s ongoing continuing education activities. The primary goal of all of our continuing education programs is to provide and disseminate topical education to all medical personnel and pharmacists in order to maintain and improve their knowledge and skill.
Pharmacy Times is a clinically-based, monthly journal providing practical information pharmacists can use in their everyday practice. Each issue contains articles and features covering medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, pharmacy technology, disease state management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law, and specialty pharmacy. Pharmacy Times is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of free continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacy Times is owned by Intellisphere, LLC, a leading provider of health care publishing, research, information, and education.