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To the over 300,000 practicing pharmacists working today:

Happy American Pharmacists Month!

As a pharmacist, the role you play in our health, our communities, and our lives has never been more crucial, more heroic, or more appreciated. This American Pharmacists Month, we thank you for standing by our patients throughout the pandemic and beyond.

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Emergency Action is Necessary to Provide Payment for Pharmacist Prescribing of Paxlovid

APhA needs your assistance to ensure you can effectively care for you patients. Reach out to your Member of Congress and Senators and ask them to take immediate action to provide adequate, appropriate, and fair payment for pharmacist consultations and services for prescribing Paxlovid.

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APhA’s Learning Library

We’re excited to announce the launch of the new APhA Learning Library! This new platform will make it easier than ever for you to get the education you need. Read about some key highlights of our new system.

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Community Pharmacy Workplace Summit

APhA is committed to facilitating meaningful dialogue between pharmacy management, pharmacy team members, and other stakeholders that result in improved workplaces, well-being, and ability to meet ethical obligations to patient safety.

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The kickoff of American Pharmacists Month (APhM) in October is always exciting for me because it falls at the same time as my birthday. My annual birthday present to myself is a flu shot. This year I added a bonus gift of a COVID-19 bivalent booster. It brought me such pride and joy for the pharmacist to jab me with these gifts knowing how our profession rose to the occasion these past few years and how pharmacists continue to be on the front line of care. Those were tears of joy on my face when Joan Kim at Grubb’s Pharmacy in Washington, DC jabbed me!

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On October 3, 2022, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) published the National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being.

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