Navigation Links
NABP Purchases AWARxE Consumer Protection Program

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier this year, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) was introduced to the AWARxE campaign, which was created and implemented by the Minnesota Pharmacists Foundation in 2007. Moved by the power of the campaign, NABP obtained the AWARxE program so that its message could be shared on a national level.

The Foundation was inspired to create the AWARxE campaign after hearing of the tragic death of 24-year-old Justin Pearson from an accidental mixed drug overdose. Pearson, who was a resident of St Cloud, MN, ordered the prescription drugs that lead to his death from an illicit online pharmacy that did not require a valid prescription. The drugs were dispensed from pharmacies around the country, including at least one in Minnesota.

"NABP has heard too many stories like Justin's," said William T. Winsley, MS, RPh, NABP president, "and when the Foundation approached us about taking the AWARxE campaign national we knew we had been presented with an excellent opportunity to help save others from having a similar story. Using the AWARxE consumer protection program as a vehicle, NABP aims to educate and raise public awareness about rogue Internet drug outlets, counterfeit medications, and prescription drug abuse, among other serious issues."

Since the program was launched by the Foundation, AWARxE has brought information about illegal drug sites and counterfeit medicines to the public through a dynamic Web site, YouTube videos, and media outreach. AWARxE information is targeted to teens as well as adults. In addition to raising awareness about the dangers of abusing medications, AWARxE provides medication safety information and encourages the public to rely on pharmacists for information on Internet pharmacies and counterfeit medications. The program has also partnered with D.A.R.E. to create training materials and public workshops.

In the future, NABP will work with the Foundation and other stakeholders to expand this public protection program to raise awareness about other issues affecting the public health, as well as pharmacists' important role in patient care. The program's Web site,, will continue to be the primary vehicle for delivering the AWARxE message as NABP expands the program to a national level. As NABP further develops the program, the Association will also be providing the state boards of pharmacy and other pharmacy organizations the opportunity to use the AWARxE tools.

More information on the AWARxE consumer protection program is available at

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. Ukrainian Government Unit Sues in U.S. - Alleges Corrupt Scheme in Vaccine Purchases
2. Veterans Administration Health Care System Purchases 15 Zargis Cardioscan Systems
3. Shire Purchases Strategic Site in Massachusetts
4. Gaining Visibility and Control Over Purchases of Medical Devices is the Focus of a GHX Presentation at Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition
5. ECRI Institute Reissues Cost-Saving Tips to Help Hospitals Make Capital Technology Purchases With Scarce Resources
6. LifeSync Purchases Wireless Patent Portfolio from Motorola
7. Despite Limited Capital Equipment Purchases In 2009, The Global Powered Surgical Instrument Market Held Its Value At $800 Million
8. Paul Capital Healthcare Purchases Additional Royalty Interest in GlaxoSmithKlines Rotarix(R)
9. FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - Purchasing Pet Drugs Online: Buyer Beware
10. A Statement from GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on FDA Regulation of Smokeless Tobacco Products
11. New Manhattan Research Report Explores the Growing Consumer Demand for Online Health Video and How Pharma Marketers Can Leverage this Format
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... -- 3D bioprinting market is expected to ... report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence of chronic ... transplantation is expected to boost the market growth, as 3D ... --> 3D bioprinting market is expected to ... report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence of chronic ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in the ... Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging Opportunities" ... --> --> This new 247-page ... therapeutic drug monitoring market, including emerging tests, technologies, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies ... Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive ... offering. --> ) has ... Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Dental professionals who would like to ... are invited to attend Dr. Mark Iacobelli’s Advanced Implant Mentoring (AIM) CE course. Courses ... , As the co-founders of Advanced Implant Mentoring (AIM), Dr. Iacobelli and Dr. ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The McHenry County law firm of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, ... Francisco J. Botto and Alex C. Wimmer. Attorneys Botto and Wimmer represented the claimant ... (2d) 130884WC. , According to court documents, Adcock testified that on May 10, 2010 ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... board certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in both surgical and non-surgical treatments, announced ... Skin Spa at Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery. , Highly trained and nationally ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... In an ongoing Clinical Study conducted by ... Chicago, IL, UV Angel is evaluating the efficacy of its product and its disinfection ... (totaling 30 beds) from May 2014 through October 2015 at a 360-bed, acute-care, academic ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... provide scholarships for people struggling with eating disorders as a result of the ... second annual event, held at Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, will help ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):