The Iowa Pharmacy Recovery Network is a monitoring and advocacy peer-review program administered by the Iowa Pharmacy Association for the purpose of assisting impaired pharmacists, pharmacy students, and pharmacy technicians, whose dependency and or disability is potentially threatening to professional performance and public safety. Services provided by IPRN are intended to be in the best interest of the pharmacist, technician, or student, and the public. IPRN’s activities are designed to preserve the involved pharmacy professional’s reputation and ability to render competent and quality patient care. There are pharmacists, pharmacy students, and pharmacy technicians who are falling out of the profession due to chemical and/or mental impairments. The profession of pharmacy can’t afford to lose valuable people because of a disease that is manageable. Caring volunteers who understand the disease are willing to help provide a second chance to those who need it.
For purposes of IPRN, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students are defined collectively as "pharmacy professionals".
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