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Pharmacy Rotations: Associations and Organizations

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Associations and Organizations

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)
AAPS aims to be the premier organization of all scientists dedicated to the discovery, development, and manufacture of pharmaceutical products and therapies through advances in science and technology.

American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
The largest association of pharmacists in the United States, boasting more than 60,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and others interested in advancing the profession. 

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)
ASCP is the international professional association that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to advance the practice of consultant and senior care pharmacy.

American Society of Health - System Pharmacists
ASHP is the national professional organization whose more than 40,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians who serve as patient care providers on healthcare teams in acute and ambulatory settings. - See more at: 

California Pharmacists Association (CPhA)
CPhA’s membership covers the entire spectrum of pharmacy practice settings and includes student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)
The NABP is an 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.

National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)
NACDS provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of the chain drug industry in accordance with its goals and objectives.

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
NCPA represents the pharmacist owners, managers, and employees of more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies across the United States.


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