National Conference of Pharmaceutical Organizations (NCPO)

Mission Statements of Members

The mission of AACP is to lead and partner with our members in advancing pharmacy education, research, scholarship, practice and service to improve societal health.

APhA Mission
The American Pharmacists Association empowers its members to improve medication use and advance patient care. APhA will accomplish this by:

  • Providing timely and accurate information that is vital to our members.
  • Raising societal awareness about the role of pharmacists as essential in patient care for optimal medication use.
  • Providing state-of-the art resources to enhance our members’ continuing professional development.
  • Educating and influencing legislators, policy makers, regulators, and the public to advance our vision and mission.
  • Creating unique opportunities for our members to connect and share with their peers across practice settings
The mission of pharmacists is to help people achieve optimal health outcomes. ASHP helps its members achieve this mission by advocating and supporting the professional practice of pharmacists in hospitals, health systems, ambulatory clinics, and other settings spanning the full spectrum of medication use. ASHP serves its members as their collective voice on issues related to medication use and public health.
BIO BIO Mission
The mission of BIO is to be the champion of biotechnology and the advocate for its member organizations — both large and small.
CHPA is committed to promoting the increasingly vital role of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements in America’s healthcare system through science, education, and advocacy. The association provides leadership and guidance on regulatory and scientific issues to Congress; state legislatures; and federal, state, and international government agencies. CHPA shares tools and information with partners across the globe to ensure the safe and responsible use of OTC medicines.

GPhA Mission
The mission of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) is to create and maintain an environment that is most conducive to the continued growth of our member companies. GPhA’s core strategies are to effectively advocate the interests of our members before state and federal lawmakers; support programs to education consumers and policymakers about the value of generic pharmaceuticals; create opportunities for industry leaders to engage in the legislative and regulatory processes; and provide unparalleled service to all members.

GPhA represents the manufacturers and distributors of finished dose generic pharmaceutical products, manufacturers and distributors of bulk active pharmaceutical chemicals, and suppliers of other goods and services to the generic pharmaceutical industry. GPhA member companies manufacture and supply the majority of all prescription drugs dispensed in the United States. Our collective purpose is to improve the lives of consumers by providing access to affordable medicines.

Founded in 2001 by the merger of three generic pharmaceutical trade groups, GPhA now is the nation’s leading association representing the generic industry.


HDMA Mission
Protect patient safety and access to medicines through the safe and efficient distribution of healthcare products and services.

Create and exchange industry knowledge and best practices to enhance the value of the healthcare supply chain.

Advocate for standards, public policies and business processes that produce safe, innovative and cost-effective healthcare solutions.

NABP is the independent, international, and impartial association that assists its member boards and jurisdictions in developing, implementing, and enforcing uniform standards for the purpose of protecting the public health.
The mission of NACDS is to advance the interests and objectives of the chain community pharmacy industry, by fostering its growth and promoting its role as a provider of healthcare services and consumer products.

NCPA Mission

  • We are dedicated to the continuing growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacy in the United States.
  • We are the national pharmacy association representing the professional and proprietary interests of independent community pharmacists and will vigorously promote and defend those interests.
  • We are committed to high-quality pharmacist care and to restoring, maintaining, and promoting the health and well-being of the public we serve.
  • We believe in the inherent virtues of the American free enterprise system and will do all we can to ensure the ability of independent community pharmacists to compete in a free and fair marketplace.
  • We value the right to petition the appropriate legislative and regulatory bodies to serve the needs of those we represent.
  • We will utilize our resources to achieve these ends in an ethical and socially responsible manner.
PhRMA's mission is to conduct effective advocacy for public policies that encourage discovery of important new medicines for patients by pharmaceutical and biotechnology research companies. To accomplish this mission, PhRMA is dedicated to achieving these goals in Washington, the states and the world: Broad patient access to safe and effective medicines through a free market, without price controls; Strong intellectual property incentives; and transparent, effective regulation and a free flow of information to patients.