About the NANP

The National Association of Nuclear Pharmacies (NANP) is a non-profit trade association of over 400 hundred nuclear pharmacies and includes the majority of the pharmacies that prepare and distribute radiopharmaceuticals in the United States. NANP differs from other “nuclear” organizations because it represents “pharmacies,” rather than pharmacy professionals, manufacturers, or physicians. This enables NANP to focus on the specific business, regulatory, and professional issues that affect nuclear pharmacies.

NANP’s goal is to represent the unique interests of nuclear pharmacies. Since its inception in 1984, NANP has focused on three main areas: legislative and regulatory activities, education, and member services.

NANP’s past legislative and regulatory accomplishments include contributions to rule making process through numerous comments and legislative initiatives to FDA, HCFA, NRC, DOT, and state Boards of Pharmacy. NANP has also assisted many individual NANP members to help them respond to inquiries and investigations by federal and state regulatory agencies, including DOT, NRC, and OSHA.

On the educational front, NANP has sponsored educational programming at APhA Annual Meetings, published several newsletters and informational articles on issues including group purchasing, consignment agreements, employee relations, DOT Hazmat compliance, and NRC investigations; sponsored several speeches on legal and business issues relevant to nuclear pharmacies; held a workshop entitled “The Impact of Group Purchasing on the Practice of Nuclear Pharmacy;” published a position paper on aseptic processing of sterile products; and contributed to the creation of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Model Nuclear Pharmacy Regulations (under Bill Hladik).

One of NANP’s greatest strengths lies in its member service. NANP’s board, officers, and involved members have proved to be a tremendous resource to nuclear pharmacies looking for information and help. In addition, NANP retains an attorney (Chris Ondeck - 202-624-2855) to handle questions and problems of members, at no charge to the member. Many members have taken advantage of this service over the past several years in dealing with business issues, regulatory investigations and initiatives, and legal problems.

NANP accomplishes its activities on a modest budget. Its board and officers are volunteers. Member dues are used to pay basic operating expenses. If you are not already a member, you are encouraged to join. NANP also has an “Associate Member” category for businesses that are not nuclear pharmacies, but who are in the radiopharmaceutical business and who wish to support our activities.

If you have an interest in getting involved with NANP’s activities, please let any officer or board member know. We would be delighted to have your help.

The National Association of Nuclear Pharmacies (NANP) is a non-profit trade association of over 400 hundred nuclear pharmacies and includes the majority of the pharmacies that prepare and distribute radiopharmaceuticals in the United States. NANP differs from other “nuclear” organizations because it represents “pharmacies,” rather than pharmacy professionals, manufacturers, or physicians. This enables NANP to focus on the specific business, regulatory, and professional issues that affect nuclear pharmacies.

NANP’s goal is to represent the unique interests of nuclear pharmacies. Since its inception in 1984, NANP has focused on three main areas: legislative and regulatory activities, education, and member services.

NANP’s past legislative and regulatory accomplishments include contributions to rule making process through numerous comments and legislative initiatives to FDA, HCFA, NRC, DOT, and state Boards of Pharmacy. NANP has also assisted many individual NANP members to help them respond to inquiries and investigations by federal and state regulatory agencies, including DOT, NRC, and OSHA.

On the educational front, NANP has sponsored educational programming at APhA Annual Meetings, published several newsletters and informational articles on issues including group purchasing, consignment agreements, employee relations, DOT Hazmat compliance, and NRC investigations; sponsored several speeches on legal and business issues relevant to nuclear pharmacies; held a workshop entitled “The Impact of Group Purchasing on the Practice of Nuclear Pharmacy;” published a position paper on aseptic processing of sterile products; and contributed to the creation of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Model Nuclear Pharmacy Regulations (under Bill Hladik).

One of NANP’s greatest strengths lies in its member service. NANP’s board, officers, and involved members have proved to be a tremendous resource to nuclear pharmacies looking for information and help. In addition, NANP retains an attorney (Chris Ondeck - 202-624-2855) to handle questions and problems of members, at no charge to the member. Many members have taken advantage of this service over the past several years in dealing with business issues, regulatory investigations and initiatives, and legal problems.

NANP accomplishes its activities on a modest budget. Its board and officers are volunteers. Member dues are used to pay basic operating expenses. If you are not already a member, you are encouraged to join. NANP also has an “Associate Member” category for businesses that are not nuclear pharmacies, but who are in the radiopharmaceutical business and who wish to support our activities.

If you have an interest in getting involved with NANP’s activities, please let any officer or board member know. We would be delighted to have your help.