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Christie Names Closter Politician To State Board Of Pharmacy

Former Bergen County Freeholder candidate and Closter Council President  Robert Di Dio.
Former Bergen County Freeholder candidate and Closter Council President Robert Di Dio. Photo Credit: Contributed

CLOSTER, N.J. — Former Bergen County Freeholder candidate and Closter Council President  Robert Di Dio was recently appointed to the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy by Governor Christie.

Di Dio previously taught pharmacy management at a local university and was a pharmaceutical consultant assisting and advising pharmacies and hospitals throughout New Jersey and New York.

The Board of Pharmacy is the oldest professional licensing board in New Jersey, and was established in 1877 to protect the public by regulating the dispensing of prescription medications.

The purpose of the Board is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of New Jersey and to regulate the practice of pharmacies and pharmacists.

The Board protects the public by:

  • making sure that every pharmacist has met all of the necessary requirements for licensure
  • investigating and disciplining any pharmacist who has not complied with the Board of Pharmacy's laws
  • enforcing the requirement that every pharmacist continue his/her professional education and training to keep current with the evolving world of pharmacy
  • requiring that all pharmacies be registered by the State and renew their permits annually
  • ensuring that patients receive the prescribed medication

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