Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) August 15, 2011
BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus), one of the nation’s leading specialty pharmacies, announces today it has received Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) accreditation from The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). Currently, BioPlus is one of only 29 pharmacies that have earned the VIPPS seal of approval. The accreditation gives patients and physicians the assurance that BioPlus offers a safer, more secure pharmacy experience.
“It is very rewarding to see that the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy recognizes the trust, reliability, and quality of BioPlus that makes our specialty pharmacy deserving of this accreditation,” says Dr. Stephen Vogt, President and CEO of BioPlus. VIPPS is a voluntary program that provides U.S. consumers with concrete information regarding the safety and quality of online pharmacies. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urges consumers to check for the VIPPS accreditation for their online prescription drug purchases.
The VIPPS accreditation recognizes BioPlus as a fully licensed pharmacy in compliance with all applicable state boards of pharmacy statutes. “Achieving VIPPS accreditation is a milestone that BioPlus is proud to have earned, especially since VIPPS serves as a gold standard for pharmacies and does an admirable job of protecting American consumers. Earning this seal of approval shows BioPlus’ commitment and dedication to providing physicians and patients with the highest caliber of pharmacy experience,” adds Dr. Vogt.
The strict VIPPS accreditation process included an on-site inspection of BioPlus’ pharmacy as well as a rigorous review of 19 separate pharmacy practice criteria of policies and procedures related to patient confidentiality, verification of prescriber and patient/caregiver identity, prescription authentication, security and processing, quality assurance, and meaningful pharmacist consultations.
The VIPPS seal of approval, now appearing on the BioPlus website, conveys to the public that BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy upholds the highest pharmacy standards. The NABP can be contacted directly at (847) 391-4406 or by visiting to the NABP website at http://www.nabp.net.
About BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy
BioPlus is a pharmacist-owned, VIPPS accredited, national specialty infusion pharmacy providing high-touch services and specialty pharmaceuticals for patients with chronic diseases such as arthritis, hepatitis C, cancer, and other conditions. Licensed in all 50 states, BioPlus is one of the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacies. Accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), patients can contact the Pharmacy toll free at 1-888-292-0744.
For information: http://www.bioplusrx.com or