The Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe (PCNE) was established in 1994 and it became an official association (under Dutch law) in 2004.
Pharmaceutical Care is the pharmacist's contribution to the care of individuals, in order to optimize medicines use and improve health outcomes.
In 2013, PCNE held a expert consensus meeting in Berlin, during which a new European definition for Pharmaceutical Care was created. The meeting was attended by approx. 30 experts from Europe, USA and Australia.