20(b) Explain the applicant's relationship to the community identified in 20(a)
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1. Accreditation Programs
NABP serves a broad array of pharmacy and other prescription drug-related entities through its various accreditation programs, which include:
-The Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) program, which accredits online pharmacies that uphold laws and meet the highest standards of pharmacy care;
-The Veterinary-Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (Vet-VIPPS) program, which accredits online providers of prescription drugs and devices for pets;
-The NABP e-Advertiser Approval program, which approves Internet advertisers that offer limited pharmacy or prescription services;
-The Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) accreditation program, which is recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as an authorized accrediting body for DMEPOS providers; and
-The Verified- Accredited Wholesale Distributors (VAWD) accreditation program, which accredits pharmaceutical wholesale distribution facilities.
2. Competency and Licensing Examinations and Resources
NABP serves the pharmacy community through its competency and licensing examinations and resources, which include:
-The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX), which was developed and is administered by NABP, measures a candidate’s knowledge of the practice of pharmacy and is required of all pharmacists seeking licensure in the US or its territories;
-The Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE), which combines federal- and state-specific questions to test a candidate’s pharmacy jurisprudence knowledge;
-The Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) Certification program, which assists graduates of foreign pharmacy schools in more than 200 countries as they work toward becoming licensed pharmacists in the U.S.;
-The Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE), which is one of the examinations required as part of the FPGEC Certification Program;
-The Pre-NAPLEX and Pre-FPGEE, which are practice exams, developed and administered by NABP to assist pharmacists preparing to take these professional examinations;
-The CPE Monitor, which is an online system for pharmacists and technicians to track their continuing professional education; and
-The Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA), which is an assessment tool used by pharmacy schools to measure student and curriculum performance across all professional years.
3. Pharmacy Regulatory Community
NABP represents the pharmacy regulatory community through its support of the boards of pharmacy in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Australia, eight Canadian provinces, and New Zealand.
4. Data Collection and Management Resources
NABP serves the pharmacy professional and regulatory community through its multiple data collection and management resources, which include:
-The NABP’s Licensure Transfer program, which enables licensed pharmacists to transfer their existing license from one state or jurisdiction to another;
-The Internet drug outlet identification program, which conducts research and issues quarterly reports to support regulatory and enforcement efforts targeting illegal online drug sellers;
-The NABP Clearinghouse, which is a national database of educational, competence, licensure, and disciplinary information on pharmacists practicing in NABPʹs member states and jurisdictions;
-The NABPLAW, which provides quick access to pharmacy laws and regulations; and
-The NABP PMP InterConnect, which facilitates interoperability and interstate data sharing between prescription monitoring programs.
5. Awareness Campaigns
NABP partners with pharmaceutical manufacturers, including multinational companies, in awareness campaigns to reduce prescription drug counterfeiting.
6. Patient Advocacy and Consumer Education
NABP partners with patient advocacy and consumer education groups to educate patients on medication safety issues, which include:
-The Buying Medicine Online section of the NABP website; and
-The AWARXE consumer protection program.
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