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State Board of Pharmacy ​


Announcement for Pharmacist License Applicants

At the June 28, 2018 Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy (Board) Meeting, the Board voted to waive the requirement that Pharm.D. graduates of schools of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) earn at least 500 intern hours outside of their academic program.  This means that the 1,500 intern hours required for licensure as a pharmacist may be earned through an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy’s Pharm.D. program and these graduates are no longer required to earn 500 intern hours outside of the school’s academic program.


 

FDA Warns of Potentially Counterfeit Drugs from Philadelphia Area Pharmacy 

The State Board of Pharmacy regulates the practice of pharmacy in Pennsylvania. The Board registers pharmacy interns, licenses pharmacists and pharmacies and issues to eligible pharmacists the authorization to administer injectable medications, biologicals and immunizations. The Board is charged with passing upon initial qualifications for licensure and with imposing sanctions against persons and businesses who violate the Pharmacy Act. The Board’s regulations govern practice standards; drug storage; security and dispensing requirements; facility requirements; licensure requirements; internships; and continuing education.

Citation: Pharmacy Act (Act 699 of 1961), Act of September 27, 1961, P.L. 1700, as amended, 63 P.S. § 390-1 et seq. Regulations of the State Board of Pharmacy, 49 PA. CODE, Chapter 27.
  
 

 OPIOID EDUCATION FOR PHARMACIST APPLICATIONS AND RENEWALS SUBMITTED AFTER JULY 1, 2017 (PDF)

CLARIFICATION OF OPIOID CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT UNDER ABC-MAP* (PDF)

 

Disaster Declaration-Naloxone Delivery (PDF)

 

Please note that neither the Board/Commission, nor its staff or counsel, are permitted to provide legal advice or advisory opinions, including interpretations of the law or regulations, or any indication as to how the Board would vote on any given case or scenario.  You are invited to contact a private attorney or professional organization for advice or guidance.