About National Council on Patient Information and Education
The National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) is a non-profit coalition of organizations dedicated to improving communication between healthcare professionals, patients, and consumers. Established in 1982 and consisting of 250 members, NCPIE works toward its goal to encourage patients to work with their healthcare providers and to follow their medication therapy safely and effectively. NCPIE members are national and international organizations representing physician, pharmacy, nursing, and other healthcare professional groups; pharmaceutical research and manufacturing companies; managed care organizations; and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The objectives of the organization are to increase consumer awareness about medicines and to assist in the development of more useful prescription medicine information.