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BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy awarded VIPPS accreditation

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy gives seal of approval to BioPlus' online services

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Less than one month after joining the specialty pharmacy network of health insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has received an accreditation from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, the company said.

BioPlus, which joined the health insurer's network at the beginning of August, announced that it received the NABP's Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites, or VIPPS, seal of approval. The company said the accreditation recognized it as a fully licensed pharmacy in compliance with all applicable state boards of pharmacy statutes, and would assure patients and physicians that it offers a safer, more secure pharmacy experience.

"It is very rewarding to see that the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy recognizes the trust, reliability and quality of BioPlus that makes our specialty pharmacy deserving of this accreditation," BioPlus president and CEO Stephen Vogt said. "VIPPS is a voluntary program that provides U.S. consumers with concrete information regarding the safety and quality of online pharmacies. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration urges consumers to check for the VIPPS accreditation for their online prescription drug purchases."

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