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NASCSA Hires Ralph Orr as Policy and Communications Director

Posted 11/27/2022

Responding to an ongoing need voiced by NASCSA?s membership the Executive Committee has hired Ralph Orr who will serve as Policy and Communications Director. Ralph is an honorary member of NASCSA and previously served as President among other positions on the Executive Committee. Ralph has extensive experience with Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) and controlled substance issues, with over 20 years of experience at the Virginia Department of Health Professions. While there he implemented and administered the state?s PMP and worked with the Board of Pharmacy, other licensing boards and several state agencies on controlled substances issues. We are delighted to welcome Mr. Orr in his new role at NASCSA. He can be reached at

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