Welcome to the Alaska Pharmacists Association

The Mission of the Alaska Pharmacists Association is to preserve, promote and lead the profession of pharmacy in Alaska.

The Alaska Pharmacists Association (AKPhA) is committed to giving Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians an opportunity to voice their issues and concerns regarding pharmacy practice in Alaska.

Whether you are from Southeast, Southcentral or the Interior, members of the Board comprise each region to ensure equal representation.

AKPhA was founded in 1956 when the state was still a territory. Although the American Pharmaceutical Association recognized the association in 1957, it fell dormant for a number of years and reemerged in 1966. Since that time, AKPhA has held annual conventions in Anchorage traditionally around the Fur Rendezvous celebration.

Click HERE to view our Strategic Plan


Independent Dispensing by a Pharmacist of an Opioid Overdose Drug

The Board of Pharmacy regulations concerning standards for the independent dispensing on an opioid overdose drug became effective November 26, 2016.  For details:  Board of Pharmacy Regulation


Pharmacy Bills on the Move/Affecting Pharmacy in AK this Session

SB37/HB 9--Board of Pharmacy Wholesaler Licensing Bill
SB53/HB 25--Insurance Coverage for Contraceptives
SB20/HB24--List U-47700 as a Controlled Substance (an amendment adds tramadol to the list of controlled substances)
SB 38--Pharmacy Benefits Managers/Pharmacy Audits--LETTERS REGARDING THIS ISSUE NEEDED!
SB 32--Prescriptions for Biological Products
SB79/HB159--By the Governor, An Act related to the prescription of opioids; establishing the Voluntary Nonopioid Directive Act; relating to the controlled substance prescription database.  See Governor's Press Release HERE. 
For more information on pending legislation, read reports by our Lobbyist posted HERE. 

Alaska Medicaid Pharmacy Opioid Management Changes--Effective April 20, 2017


2017 Annual Convention--Thank You for Attending!

February 10-12, 2017, Sheraton Anchorage

Convention Co-Chairs:  Christopher Chong and Jessica Thompson
Continuing education credits from Convention have been uploaded for attendees who submitted the required evaluations.  Please double check your online NABP account to ensure your credits are listed correctly.  CPE Monitor only accepts credits up to 60 days past the date of participation, so please contact AKPhA as soon as possible if you find discrepancies or have questions.  


 Thank you to our generous sponsors:

  • Saturday Buffet Breakfast with Exhibitors--Sponsored by Shields Against Addiction
  • Saturday Morning Coffee Break--Sponsored by AKPhA Scholarship Committee
  • Saturday Lunch with Exhibitors--Sponsored by Recoveryas.com
  • Saturday Dessert Social/Afternoon Coffee Break--Sponsored by Cardinal Health
  • Saturday Entertainment--Sponsored by PickPoint
  • Sunday Continental Breakfast--Sponsored by Geneva Woods
  • Sunday Morning Coffee Break--Sponsored by AmerisourceBergen
  • General Sponsor--PioneerRx