The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) was founded in February 1995 by Canada's pharmacy regulatory bodies, to enable members to take a national approach in addressing common issues. As an umbrella association of the regulatory authorities, NAPRA offers a number of advantages to its members such as:
- Cost savings and enhanced quality of outcomes from a pooling of financial resources and expertise;
- Harmonization of standards with greater credibility, dependability, and acceptance; and
- An ability to evaluate the impact of policies and standards implemented in many jurisdictions.
NAPRA is incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act as a voluntary, not-for-profit association.