Board of Pharmacy Specialties Seeks Pharmacists to serve on its Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy Specialty Council

Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) issues a Call for Nominations for pharmacists to serve on its Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy Specialty Council.   Term and Eligibility The term of appointment for BPS Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy Specialty Council members is usually based on the calendar year. The term for this call… Continue Reading Board of Pharmacy Specialties Seeks Pharmacists to serve on its Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy Specialty Council

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Pharmacy Named 2018 Recipient of the Warren E. Weaver/Richard P. Penna Award

Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) has announced that the Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Pharmacy has been named the 2018 recipient of the Warren E. Weaver/Richard P. Penna Award.   At the Johns Hopkins Hospital, board certified clinical pharmacists provide direct care for patients in adult internal medicine, ambulatory care, anticoagulation… Continue Reading The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Pharmacy Named 2018 Recipient of the Warren E. Weaver/Richard P. Penna Award

Board of Pharmacy Specialties Receives Petition to Recognize Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy as a Specialty

Board of Pharmacy Specialties Receives Petition to Recognize Solid Organ Transplantations as a Pharmacy Specialty Public Comment Period Closes May 15, 2018 Washington, D.C.—The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) has received a petition to recognize Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy as a specialty and has opened the public comment period. The petition to recognize Solid Organ… Continue Reading Board of Pharmacy Specialties Receives Petition to Recognize Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy as a Specialty

2019 BPS Board of Directors Call for Nominations

2019 BPS Board of Directors Call for Nominations Four Positions Available Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on its Board of Directors. The term of appointment for BPS Board members is based on the calendar year. Each appointment is for three years with the possibility… Continue Reading 2019 BPS Board of Directors Call for Nominations

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Growth of Pharmacist Board Certification

Peter G. Koval, PharmD, BCPS, CPP Associate Professor of Clinical Education University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy   Growth of Pharmacist Board-Certification – “If you build it…they will come to be certified by BPS!” Spring reminds many of us of baseball season. One classic baseball film, A Field of Dreams utilizes… Continue Reading Growth of Pharmacist Board Certification

BPS Announces Appointments to the Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy Specialty Council

Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is pleased to announce the inaugural members of the Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy Specialty Council. These appointments are effective June 1, 2018. BPS Specialty Councils serve two major functions: To recommend standards and eligibility requirements for certification and recertification of pharmacist specialists to the BPS Board… Continue Reading BPS Announces Appointments to the Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy Specialty Council

BPS To Introduce Practice Eligibility Attestation Requirement in 2019

Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) recently updated its policy regarding the application process for all BPS certification examinations.   Effective January 1, 2019: All applicants intending to demonstrate eligibility for any BPS certification examination with practice experience must provide an attestation from their employer, on company letterhead, that verifies this experience accurately… Continue Reading BPS To Introduce Practice Eligibility Attestation Requirement in 2019

Progress on Sterile Compounding Initiatives

James A. Ponto, MS, RPh, BCNP Chief Nuclear Pharmacist, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Clinical Professor, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy       Progress on Sterile Compounding Initiatives The 2012 New England Compounding Center tragedy shined a spotlight on problems with some sterile compounding practices, especially when greed overrides safety. Although owner Barry… Continue Reading Progress on Sterile Compounding Initiatives

BPS Announces Progress Report on Recognized Credentials and Proposed Specialties

Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) today announced a progress report on recent activities, including a timeline for the implementation of newly recognized and future certifications.   “BPS appreciates the profession’s continued support of our mission,” said BPS Executive Director William Ellis, RPh, MS. “The observed growth in the number of board‐certified pharmacists and the recognition of… Continue Reading BPS Announces Progress Report on Recognized Credentials and Proposed Specialties