Welcome to the website for the North Dakota Pharmacists Association (NDPhA). The association is
committed to advancing the practice of pharmacy within the state of North Dakota and beyond.
As the professional society representing all pharmacists in the state the objectives of the NDPhA are to act as
- in advocating the role of the pharmacist as an essential provider of healthcare
- to support pharmacists in providing optimal pharmaceutical care;
- to encourage and assist pharmacists to use profitable methods to add value to their pharmacy knowledge
- and by working to improve pharmacists' services and delivery of products needed by health care
The Dakota Pharmaceutical Association was organized August 3, 1885, in Fargo by pharmacists concerned about the
quality of pharmacy practice in the northern part of the Dakota Territory. There were no licensure requirements for
pharmacists and pharmacies and the goal of the group was to organize to advance the profession by promoting
standards for pharmacists to meet. Following statehood the organization was recognized as the North Dakota
Pharmaceutical Association. The articles of incorporation were renewed in 1935. In April 2004, at the annual
convention, the members voted to change the association’s name to the North Dakota Pharmacists Association.
Mission of Pharmacy in North
The mission of the pharmacy profession
in North Dakota is to promote
and advise the safe, rational use of cost effective medications and accommodating devices in a professional and
ethical manner to assure the optimal health of patients and the integrity of the
Mission of NDPhA
The North Dakota Pharmaceutical Association is the professional
society representing all pharmacists in North
Dakota. The mission of NDPhA is to act as the leader in advocating the
role of the pharmacist as an essential provider of health care and to support pharmacists in providing
optimal pharmaceutical care.