Navigation Links
AWARxE Recognizes American Pharmacists Month
Date:10/12/2010

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AWARxE, a consumer protection program provided by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®), encourages patients not to compromise on quality of care when buying medications online. Similarly, the core message for this year's American Pharmacists Month, "know your medicine, know your pharmacist," highlights the pharmacist's important role in patient health care outcomes.

The AWARxE program aims to educate patients on the safe and effective use of their medications, and pharmacist care is a vital part of that equation, explains NABP President William T. Winsley, MS, RPh. "Whether the pharmacy is online or around the corner, consumers should be able to trust that a licensed, qualified pharmacist is there to ensure they are getting the right medication, at the right dose, that is appropriate for their condition, and to answer any questions or address any problems they might have."

The Internet provides consumers with a convenient option to interact with their pharmacy remotely. A legitimate Internet pharmacy will treat patients with the same care and guidance as the neighborhood brick-and-mortar pharmacy. The fact is, however, many Web sites selling prescription drugs are not what they appear to be. Through extensive research, AWARxE finds that as many as 96% of Web sites selling prescription drugs are out of compliance with pharmacy laws and practice standards established in the United States to protect patient health. Rogue Web sites are all over the Internet, operating as virtual pill peddlers, selling dangerous and addictive drugs indiscriminately to anyone with a credit card, regardless of age or health, and, often, regardless of the safety, efficacy, or authenticity of the drugs they sell.

In keeping with the theme of American Pharmacists Month, AWARxE seeks to impress upon consumers that today's pharmacists are highly trained health care professionals who play a critical role in patient care. As aging patients increasingly rely on multiple prescription drugs to manage chronic ailments, it is more important than ever that they have a trusted resource with specialized knowledge who can help to optimize their medication therapy outcomes.

Empowering consumers to distinguish between Web sites that do, and do not, comply with pharmacy laws and patient care standards, AWARxE advocates the use of Internet pharmacies that are accredited by the VIPPS® (Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites(CM)) program. VIPPS accreditation requires an Internet pharmacy to comply with the licensing and survey requirements of its state and each state to which it dispenses pharmaceuticals. VIPPS-accredited pharmacies meet nationally endorsed standards of pharmacy practice, and they demonstrate compliance with standards of privacy and authentication and security of prescriptions, and adhere to quality assurance policy. Moreover, as an essential facet to ensuring public health, they provide meaningful consultation between patients and pharmacists. AWARxE encourages consumers to expect nothing less.

More information on the AWARxE consumer protection program is available at http://www.awarerx.org. American Pharmacist Month, observed throughout the month of October, recognizes the significant contributions to health care and the commitment to patient care by pharmacists in all practice settings nationwide. More information is available on the American Pharmacists Association Web site at http://www.pharmacist.com.

NABP is the independent, international, and impartial Association that assists its member boards and jurisdictions in developing, implementing, and enforcing uniform standards for the purpose of protecting the public health.


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. NABP Purchases AWARxE Consumer Protection Program
2. Honor Society of Nursing Recognizes Researcher of HIV Risk Prevention for Poor and Underserved
3. National Pharmacy Technician Day: Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Recognizes Pharmacy Technicians During Octobers American Pharmacists Month
4. Medela Recognizes National Prematurity Awareness Month With Virtual Human Milk Collection Campaign
5. Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Holst Centre and imec for Its Path Breaking Wearable Energy Harvester Technology
6. Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Japan Stent Technology for Its Pioneering Coronary Stent Design
7. Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Fovia for its HDVR(R) Platform - A Disruptive Technology Breakthrough
8. Frost & Sullivan Recognizes IntelligentMDx for Its Commitment to the Advancement of Healthcare and Diagnostics
9. Thermal Angel Blood Warmer Recognizes CALSTAR 6 With Distinguished Emergency Responder Award
10. The Scientist Magazine Recognizes febits HybSelect(TM) Among the Winners of Top 10 Innovations of 2009
11. Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Timoptic(R) (timolol maleate) as Best Brand Name Beta Blocker for Glaucoma: Timoptic Brand is Highest Rated in Survey of Ophthalmologists
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/25/2016)... 2016  Granger Diagnostics today announced immediate availability of ... infections. This test ensures discovery of ALL bacteria, ... test requires only a simple swab of the wound ... G. Bostwick , MD, Chief Medical Officer, described ... "We are excited to make available, for the ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 MedDay, ... disorders, announces that an oral presentation entitled "High doses of ... MS-SPI trial" will be given by Professor Ayman Tourbah ... 2nd Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in ... and related disorders 3" will take place on Sunday, 29 ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ReportsnReports.com adds "Chronic Cough ... provides an overview on therapeutic pipeline of Chronic ... therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action ... along with latest updates, and featured news and ... in the therapeutic development for Chronic Cough and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/27/2016)... , ... May 27, 2016 , ... Two director-level employees ... YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) 2016 honorees. The award recognizes businesswomen ... For this year, Geri Boone, Director of the MLTSS (Managed Long-Term Services and Supports) ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... ... An influential resource amongst nurses and professionals in the health care world, ... of topics detailing why we appreciate nurses in so many different ways. From exclusive ... being in a major recession to one of the hottest growing professions in any ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... the factors of a stroke, which we as a society can control and change. ... a stroke occurs nearly every 40 seconds within the United States. Plus, with an ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... to help educate the many who are unaware of the plight of aphasia. ... will run within the “Stroke Awareness” campaign. , The link between stroke and ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Aimed at nurses and ... interest stories, courtesy of leaders in the nursing and health care industry. It ... leading advocates and associations—namely Jones & Bartlett Learning. , Jones & Bartlett Learning ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):