For All of Pharmacy. For All of South Carolina.
In an environment where no restrictions were placed on those who practiced medicine or pharmacy, and control was limited for the quality of drugs and medicine, a group of druggists from Charleston, SC saw the need for change. They organized and formed the Pharmaceutical Association of the State of South Carolina. Incorporated March 10, 1876, four years after the first attempt to organize, the Association and its original 50 members began the long process of bringing pharmacy in the 21st century. The Association was formed then for many of the same reasons it exists today– to ensure that all pharmacists be adequately trained, educated and properly licensed to offer quality pharmaceutical services to the public, and to constantly strive for the advancement of the profession of pharmacy.
The mission of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association shall be to serve its members, enabling them to advance the practice and science of pharmacy.