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ACCP Report - March 2017

BPS Approves New Specialties in Cardiology Pharmacy and Infectious Diseases Pharmacy

The Board of Directors of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) announced the approval of two new specialties: Cardiology Pharmacy and Infectious Diseases Pharmacy. The announcement followed the board's February 8 approval of petitions for the new specialties. The BPS announcement is available at

ACCP was a co-petitioner with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) for the Cardiology Pharmacy specialty. ACCP also was a co-petitioner with APhA, ASHP, and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists for the Infectious Diseases Pharmacy specialty. Initial testing in the new specialties is planned for September 2018.