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ACCP Report - August 2019

Consensus-Guiding Statements on Collaboration Between Community Pharmacy- and Clinic-Based Pharmacists

On August 7, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network USA (CPESN USA), and the National Community Pharmacists Association Innovation Center (NCPA-IC) released guidance on collaboration between community pharmacy–based pharmacists and clinic-based pharmacists in achieving medication optimization.

Published in JACCP (available at, this first-of-its-kind multi-organizational guidance provides four sets of statements describing how pharmacists can collaborate across their respective practice settings to improve patient care through medication optimization.

The statements are intended to stimulate community pharmacy– and clinic-based pharmacists to engage in partnerships that capitalize on the potential synergy of pharmacist-pharmacist collaborations.