PPAG Advocacy. Community. Outreach. Partnership
The mission of PPAG: the Pediatric Pharmacy Association is to improve the lives of children and to advocate for safe and effective medication use in children. PPAG advances its mission by promoting awareness of optimal medication therapy with all health care professionals by coordinating an effective communication network.
There are various ways we accomplish our advocacy mission:
Grassroots Action: PPAG promotes a grassroots approach to promoting pediatric-friendly legislation in the US Congress. In the past we have supported the following Legislative Acts and other initiatives:
Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA)
Pediatric Research Equity Act (PREA)
Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (BPCA)
Drug Shortages Prevention Act
Preserving Access to Life Saving Medications Act
The Federal 340B Drug Pricing Program
SCHIP: State Children's Health Insurance Program
Partnerships. PPAG promotes pediatric patient safety by partnering and collaborating with other non-profit organizations, professional associations, and governmental agencies. Examples:
International Campaign for Better Medicine
World Health Organization (WHO) "Make Medicine Children's Size" Campaign
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee
Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition (PAPCC)
Outreach Programs. PPAG promoted pediatric patient safety by providing quality information to patients, parents, and the general public.
Special Interest Groups. Unlike anything available to pediatric pharmacists today, our SIGs offer you a chance to communicate to a highly specialized audience of your choosing. Go to your MyPPAG page for more information
The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics. The JPPT is a peer-reviewed clinical medical journal dedicated to the dissemination of information regarding the safe and effective use of medications in neonates, infants, children, and adolescents. By contributing to the medical literature the JPPT plays a vital role in advancing PPAG's advocacy as well as educational missions.
Position statements. PPAG offers therapeutic position statements that respond to specific therapeutic issues. These statements are thorough, evidence-based recommendations of drug use. PPAG also offers position statements on public policy issues that are directed to health care professionals, public officials, and the general public.