Resources

Texas State Board of Pharmacy

The Texas State Board of Pharmacy is the state agency responsible for the licensure and discipline of Texas pharmacists and pharmacies. Look here for information about the Board's mission, Compact with Texans, policies and guidelines, members, staff, public information reports, statutes, meeting agendas, calendar of events, and more. 

Texas Department of Insurance Complaints

TDI has a single complaint form for all types of insurance including auto, homeowners, life, health, title, and workers' compensation. Please follow the instructions on the form to provide additional information for certain types of complaints, for example, title, HMO, and workers' compensation claim complaints. Also health care providers should use Attachment A, accessed via a link within the form, to provide additional claim-specific information.

Texas Pharmacy Association

In May 1879, 18 pharmacists met in the backroom of a Dallas drug store and formed the Texas State Pharmaceutical Association. Their goal was simple: to improve the quality of drugs and pharmaceutical services in Texas.

Today, TPA serves members practicing in all areas of pharmacy, including community, hospitals, long-term care facilities, education, manufacturing and distribution.

National Community Pharmacists Association

The National Community Pharmacists Association, founded in 1898 as the National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD), represents the pharmacist owners, managers, and employees of more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies across the United States. The nation's independent pharmacies, independent pharmacy franchises, and independent chains dispense nearly half of the nation's retail prescription medicines.

The nation's independent pharmacists are small business entrepreneurs and multifaceted health care providers who represent a vital part of the United States' health care delivery system. They have roots in America's communities. They are community leaders actively involved in community-oriented public health, civic, and volunteer projects. Many hold local elected offices; others serve as state legislators.

American College of Apothecaries
The American College of Apothecaries was founded on May 9, 1940 in Richmond, Virginia. In 1978, the Research & Education Foundation was established, and in 1998 the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists began. The existence of these three separate entities allows for the provision of numerous benefits to the Fellowship and the profession. Our Research & Education Resource Center was founded in 1998 in Bartlett, Tennessee.

Internal Academy of Compounding Pharmacists
The mission of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) is to protect, promote and advance the art and science of pharmacy compounding. IACP is the recognized authority for information, expertise, and practice standards with regard to pharmacy compounding.

MEDISCA
MEDISCA is an industry leader in the repackaging and distribution of pharmaceutical compounding supplies. We are committed to providing the highest quality Fine Chemicals and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), Bases, Devices, Equipment, Oils, Flavors and Colorings. MEDISCA was founded in 1989 and has offices in Montreal, QC and Richmond, BC in Canada; Plattsburgh, NY, Las Vegas, NV and Irving, TX in the U.S. Our buyers are active throughout the world sourcing and securing first quality products that conform to the latest editions of USP, BP and EP and other compendial pharmacopeias. We are dedicated to meeting the highest customer service standards for clients located across North and South America, Australia and Asia. To further meet your needs, Certificates of Analysis (CofA), Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and Technical Specifications are available for all fine chemicals and APIs online or upon request. MEDISCA NETWORK is dedicated to offering the compounding community the corner stone elements for the growth and establishment of a successful compounding practice through our various training activities and technical support services.

Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board
What is the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) and what is its mission? PCAB is a not-for-profit corporation formed by eight national pharmacy organizations that recognized the need for a national standards organization for compounding pharmacy. PCAB's mission is to organize and carryout a comprehensive program of voluntary accreditation in the practice of pharmacy compounding. The member organizations are:

PCCA
The mission of the Professional Compounding Center of America (PCCA) is to strengthen the role, position and skills of member compounding pharmacists so they can meet the unique healthcare needs of patients through our exceptional service, highest-quality products, shared innovations and education. One patient. One physician. One pharmacist. A triad relationship with a common goal: achieving a positive therapeutic outcome for the patient. And in the midst of this relationship and this common goal is PCCA, the leader in pharmacy compounding since 1981.

USP
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is the official public standards-setting authority for all prescription and over-the-counter medicines, dietary supplements, and other healthcare products manufactured and sold in the United States. USP sets standards for the quality of these products and works with healthcare providers to help them reach the standards. USP's standards are also recognized and used in more than 130 countries. These standards have been helping to ensure good pharmaceutical care for people throughout the world for more than 185 years. USP is an independent, science-based public health organization. As a self-sustaining nonprofit organization, USP is funded through revenues from the sale of products and services that help to ensure good pharmaceutical care. USP's contributions to public health are enriched by the participation and oversight of volunteers representing pharmacy, medicine, and other healthcare professions as well as academia, government, the pharmaceutical industry, health plans, and consumer organizations.

FDA
Drugs@FDA provides one place where you can search for official information about FDA approved brand name and generic drugs. Drugs@FDA contains prescription and over-the-counter human drugs currently approved for sale in the United States as well as discontinued drugs.

FDA Drug Information Portal
Links to new drug approvals, consumer safety information, and more.

FDA Regulations
Guidance documents and regulatory information available from CDER

New Drugs — FDA New Drug Approvals

Drug Watch
Provides  accurate, comprehensive information about  commonly used drugs and devices by answering questions raised by consumers.