St. Louis Pharmacist, Daniel Blakeley, Is The First Ever To Earn 50 Pharmacist Licenses
On September 23, 2010, Daniel Blakeley, RPh and CEO of Foundation Care Pharmacy located in Earth City, was licensed as a pharmacist in the state of Ohio. This is his 50th license to practice pharmacy. He is licensed in Washington D.C. and all states except California.
Being registered in virtually the entire country is a rare and prestigious accomplishment. According to Carmen A. Catizone, MS, RPh, DPh, executive director/secretary of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®), NABP knows of no other pharmacist who has received 50 licenses. “NABP is pleased that its licensure transfer process has aided Mr. Blakeley on his journey to achieve this remarkable accomplishment. Mr. Blakeley has a great deal of dedication to keep track of renewing so many licenses, and ensuring compliance with continuing education requirements for all 50 jurisdictions. It is an impressive feat,” Catizone said.
Blakeley, a graduate of St. Louis College of Pharmacy, received his first license to practice pharmacy in Missouri in 1979. It was not until 5 years ago that he began the licensure process for the additional 49 locations. In order to become licensed, Blakeley was required to study state pharmacy practice laws and take the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination®, which tests the pharmacy jurisprudence knowledge of prospective pharmacists through a combination of questions on federal law and laws specific to the state where the license is being sought. In a few states, Blakeley was required to travel and interview with the State Board of Pharmacy in person.
Blakeley’s place of employment, Foundation Care, is a full service pharmacy that sets itself apart from others by putting patient care at the heart of its mission. This is one of the reasons Blakeley has ventured to take one state law exam per week for the past several months. “I feel we are better able to serve our patients all over the country now that we are more familiar with laws and procedures specific to each state,” Blakeley said. “It is important that we provide the best care possible, and this is one way we are doing so.”
In addition to his state licenses, Blakely is now working on obtaining licenses in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. He will be completing these application processes within the next several months. For more information about Foundation Care visit www.foundcare.com, and for more information about the NABP visit www.nabp.net.
About Foundation Care
As a full service pharmacy, Foundation Care continues to provide the most up-to-date medications while working to make our patients treatment easier and more affordable. Located in the Saint Louis, MO area, Foundation Care serves patients locally and nationwide. For additional information, visit www.FoundCare.com or call Foundation Care at (314) 291-1122 or toll‐free at (877) 291-1122.
Posted on Friday, September 24, 2010 10:55 AM | Tags: Business