.Pharmacy and the Global Pharmacy Community
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®), the impartial professional organization that supports the state boards of pharmacy in protecting public health, is spearheading the .pharmacy initiative. In its operation of the .Pharmacy Verified Websites Program, NABP seeks to represent the global pharmacy community, which includes independent community pharmacies, chain drug stores, internet pharmacies, schools and colleges of pharmacy, patient advocacy groups, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and wholesale distributors of prescription medications. To ensure the program operates in a manner consistent with international laws and standards, a global coalition of pharmacy community stakeholders provides guidance to the .pharmacy program. In addition, the program:
- Establishes partnerships with regulators in each jurisdiction where the .pharmacy domain names are available, and
- Maintains the highest program standards through participation in global forums to gather input from international pharmacy community stakeholders.