Pharmacy Regulatory Agencies

  1. American Society for Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)
    ASCP sets standards for pharmacists who provide medication distribution and consultant services to nursing homes
  2. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation
  3. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
    • The DEA is the agency that enforces controlled substances laws and regulations. 
    • The DEA was created by President Richard Nixon in 1973 in order to establish a single unified command to combat "an all-out global war on the drug menace."
  4. United States Pharmacopoeia (USP)
    USP is a voluntary, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that sets standards for the manufacturing and distribution of drugs and related products
  5. The Joint Commission (formerly known as Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations)
    The Joint Commission is a non-government, not-for-profit organization that establishes national standards and compliance for nearly 20,000 health care programs in the US. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs in the United States
  6. American society of health-system pharmacists (ASHP)
    The ASHP is the leading association for pharmacists practicing in hospitals and other health-care systems.  Their curriculum provides a national standard for developing technician competency.
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Pharmacy Regulatory Agencies
This is a list of the agencies that regulate the practice of pharmacology