PMP Director, Arizona State Board of Pharmacy
• Advocacy Track: State Responses to Rx Drug and Heroin Abuse
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Dean Wright, RPh, holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of New Mexico, College of Pharmacy. Mr. Wright worked in retail and long-term care pharmacy settings until 1991, when he became a Compliance Officer for the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy. In this capacity, he conducted compliance visits at regulated facilities, and investigated complaints and violations of state and federal drug laws. In 1994, in addition to his regular duties, Mr. Wright became the Board’s rule writer. In August 2007, he left compliance and moved into the Board office to become the Director of the Board’s Prescription Monitoring Program.