The June/July 2013 issue of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) newsletter features an article, developed in partnership with the National Hemophilia Foundation, about state approaches to standards of service for pharmacies that serve patients with bleeding disorders. The article provides a concise overview of NHF’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Council (MASAC) guideline #188, as well as current state action. Click here to view the article. NABP is an independent organization that provides support for state boards of pharmacy to create, implement and enforce regulatory guidelines to ensure that pharmacies and pharmacists are properly informed and educated about current standards of care. This article recognizes the need for pharmacies to adhere to a uniform set of standards to ensure that patients have access to these specialized providers. NHF has been working with NABP to educate the group about MASAC #188 and the need for pharmacies that serve people with bleeding disorders to maintain high standards. It is the first step in what NHF hopes will be model language for more states to develop standards of service. To learn more about NABP, click here.