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Iowa Board of Pharmacy

The Iowa Board of Pharmacy is comprised of five pharmacist members and two public members, all appointed by the Governor. The Board is responsible for regulating the practice of pharmacy and the legal distribution and dispensing of prescription drugs and precursor substances throughout the State. To learn more about the Board of Pharmacy, go to

The Board writes the administrative rules pertaining to the practice of pharmacy in the state of Iowa in order to implement and enforce the law. The state of Iowa utilizes the website,, to gain public comments in the rulemaking process. New proposed rules will be posted to the site and are available for public comment for a specified period of time. Public comments are valuable in helping the board determine how the proposed additions or changes will be received. All comments are considered in the rulemaking process and participation is encouraged. The new website also provides resources for learning about the rulemaking process and how to track proposed rule changes.