2014

Drs. Foster and Smith Pet Pharmacy Earns Twin Accreditations The first veterinarian-owned pet pharmacy to earn both Vet-VIPPS and PCAB accreditations

RHINELANDER, Wis., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Drs. Foster and Smith Pet Pharmacy is proud to announce the receipt of two important accreditations within the past month: The National Association Boards of Pharmacy Vet-VIPPS Seal and the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) accreditation for compounding pharmacy. Drs. Foster and Smith is the first and only veterinarian-owned, online pet pharmacy to have received both of these prestigious accreditations.

Vet-VIPPS stands for Veterinary-Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites. The Vet-VIPPS Seal means that our pharmacy site and prescription and fulfillment processes have been reviewed and approved by the National Association Boards of Pharmacy and meet the stringent criteria of the Vet-VIPPS program. Vet-VIPPS accredits online pharmacies that dispense prescription drugs and assures customers that they are purchasing drugs and devices from an online pharmacy that is properly licensed and complies with state and federal laws and regulations.

Qualifying Vet-VIPPS Pharmacies must provide verification of all necessary information regarding licensing and policy maintenance, prescription integrity, patient/client confidentiality and much more. The strictness of the criteria is designed to ensure that only the most qualified pharmacies will receive this accreditation. Vet-VIPPS accreditation ensures that an Internet pharmacy is a bona fide pharmacy, and it is the best way for customers to determine that they are getting the quality care they deserve.

Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) accreditation is awarded only to those compounding pharmacies that have successfully demonstrated superior quality and safety in their compounding practices.

Compounding medications is an integral part of the practice of pharmacy and the demand for these customized medications is increasing every year. Examples of compounded prescriptions are:

  • Change dosages & strengths of medications for companion animals
  • Combine medications or customize formulation
  • Add the flavors your pet or horse loves
  • Create alternative dosage forms
  • Compound discontinued pet meds

"Our new Vet-VIPPS and PCAB Accreditations show just how serious our commitment is to protecting and ensuring the health and well being of your pets," said Dr. Race Foster. "As veterinarians we employ nothing but the highest-quality and safest pharmacy practices."

About Drs. Foster and Smith Free Shipping Pet Pharmacy

The Drs. Foster and Smith Pet Pharmacy has been in operation since April of 2003 and has been compounding your pet's prescription medications since August of that same year. Our Pharmacy Services staff and our veterinary staff work together with veterinarians throughout the country to ensure the medications you receive are of the highest quality.  

About the National Association Boards of Pharmacy

Founded in 1904, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) is the impartial professional organization that supports the state boards of pharmacy in protecting public health. NABP aims to ensure the public's health and safety through its pharmacist license transfer and pharmacist competence assessment programs, as well as through its VIPPS, Vet-VIPPS, VAWD, and DMEPOS accreditation programs.

About the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board

The Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board is a not-for-profit corporation formed by eight national pharmacy organizations that recognized the need for a national standards organization for compounding pharmacy. Together, these leading organizations developed the policies and standards for the practice of compounding pharmacy, as well as the PCAB Accreditation criteria and processes.

For more information on our Vet-VIPPS and PCAB Accreditation visit our pharmacy at www.drsfostersmith.com, visit the PCAB web site at www.pcab.org or the NABP web site at www.nabp.net.

SOURCE Drs. Foster and Smith



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http://www.pcab.org
http://www.drsfostersmith.com

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