BPS Celebrates 40 Years of Advancing Patient Care

In 1976, as the US celebrated its 200 birthday, there was little fanfare around the birth of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), in fact our birth name was Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties. The launch of BPS presaged the anticipated evolution of the pharmacy profession, as we embarked on a path of deeper clinical engagement to impact the safe and effective use of medications well before a prescription is written.

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Is Compounding a Specialty?

Following the 2012 tragedy involving the New England Compounding Center (NECC) and other similar albeit smaller compounding misadventures, the public and healthcare professions pushed for improved safety of compounded drugs, primarily by seeking regulatory reform.

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The Development of New Specialties

With the announcement that BPS has issued a call for petition for both Cardiology and Infectious Diseases Pharmacy, this edition of the BPS Leadership Blog is a good place to review the overall process for recognizing new specialties.

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