LIPA (Louisiana Independent Pharmacists Association)
LIPA is dedicated to the continuing growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacy, representing the professional and proprietary interests of community pharmacists throughout Louisiana. We work to rigorously uphold the right of free enterprise, and are devoted to ensuring our members have the right to compete in a free and fair marketplace.
LIPA has expanded educational and professional opportunities with the support of its student chapter launched in the Fall of 2009 at the University of Louisiana-Monroe. By encouraging and promoting an interest in independent pharmacies, LIPA hopes to provide future leaders of the profession with tools for success.
The LIPA collegiate chapter is designed to provide pharmacy students with an in-depth look at independent pharmacies, ownership, and its privileges. Student members receive, and are able to contribute to a weekly newsletter distributed across the state that provides the latest news concerning independent pharmacies and the profession at large. They also have the opportunity to interact with local pharmacists from across the state, as well as nationally, by attending national conventions hosted by the National Community Pharmacists Association.