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Pharmacy Associations Offer Customized Benefits

Pharmacy Associations Offer Customized Benefits

Jennifer LeClaire | Monster Contributing Writer

American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
The APhA is the largest professional pharmacists’ association in the US. Its more than 50,000 members include pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, pharmacy students, pharmacy technicians and others interested in advancing the profession.

Member benefits include: Drug information resources, continuing education and other educational programs, professional and career development, employment resources, and financial and insurance products.
Fees: Annual dues range from $79 for residents and pharmacy technicians to $235 for pharmacists.

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American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)
The ASCP is the international professional association for pharmacists who treat mainly older patients.

Member benefits include: Special credentialing opportunities, online conference rooms, legislative updates, videotapes, software and other specialized tools.
Fees: Professional annual membership dues range from $105 to $245. Students can join for free.

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
This group represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, HMOs, long-term-care facilities, home care and elsewhere in the healthcare system.

Member benefits include: Online continuing education, access to an email news service and the ability to join ASHP practice-niche subsections.
Fees: Annual membership dues range from $38 for students to $240 for practitioners.

Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists (ANMP)
This professional organization serves pharmacists and those interested in the field of natural medicine.

Member benefits include: Online continuing-education programs and an online newsletter. Corporate members can submit one product for approval in the Virtual Natural Medicine Trade Show.
Fees: Corporate membership costs $1,000 annually. Students can join for $20.

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