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The following documents and links reflect the policies and positions of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) on a variety of topics. On occasion, PPA will write more detailed positions papers when it appears that an abbreviated policy statement is insufficient to convey the association's viewpoints.


Policy Manual

  • The PPA Health Policy Manual contains the adopted policies of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association. The PPA Health Policy Committee regular reviews each policies at a minimum of every five years.



Eliminating the Barriers to Safe and Effective Prescription Medications

  • This position paper outlines the problems and issues that exist in the prescription medication delivery system along with possible solutions for consideration.



Opioid Dispensing Guidelines

  • PPA developed these voluntary dispensing guidelines, which the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania then endorsed.



Safe Medication Disposal

  • This position paper outlines the problems, questions, and possible solutions for disposing of unused medications.



Pharmacists' Role in the Patient-Centered Medical Home



Unintended Consequences of Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare Six Prescription Drug Limit

  • In 2012, the Pennsylvania Medical Assistance Program implemented a six drug limit. This position paper outlines the issues and unintended consequences resulting from this action.



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