How Does IPRN Work

The Iowa Pharmacy Recovery Network serves as a confidential resource to assist impaired pharmacists, pharmacy students and pharmacy technicians obtain an evaluation, treatment, aftercare, support, and as a mechanism for reentry into the profession of pharmacy. IPRN receives names of potentially impaired pharmacy professionals through the impaired person; a concerned family member, friend or co-worker; a college of pharmacy; or the board of pharmacy.

In the event IPRN receives information about an impaired professional from the actual professional, a concerned person, or a college of pharmacy, the case is handled completely confidentially. IPRN works to verify the concerns and then takes steps to assist the professional in receiving an evaluation and the subsequent treatment and aftercare support needed to remain a viable member of the profession of pharmacy. IPRN will work with an impaired professional’s family and co-workers for a period of at least five years to assure successful recovery and reentry into the profession.

In the event a pharmacy professional has already been disciplined by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners, the Iowa Pharmacy Recovery Network may get involved in the professional’s aftercare process through a stipulation of their probation or suspension status.

  • Information from an impaired professional
  • Information from a concerned other
  • Information from the board of pharmacy
  • Information from a college of pharmacy

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