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American Pharmacists Month: You stand by us all

As we reach the midpoint of American Pharmacists Month, we must continuously honor the pharmacists who do heroic work every day in the face of incredible pressures. Pharmacy workforce shortages exist in almost every area of the country. Corporations can seem insufficiently responsive to the stresses of pharmacy practice. Patients may aggressively challenge the professional judgment of pharmacists and other pharmacy personnel. A toxic mixture of vaccine misinformation and disinformation fuels distrust. Keeping up-to-date with the rapidly evolving vaccine guidance from government authorities can be difficult. We recognize these problems and are thankful for your invaluable work.

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APhA Statement on Administration Plan to Vaccinate Children Age 5 to 11 Against COVID-19

The American Pharmacists Association supports the Biden administration’s efforts to implement a comprehensive plan to vaccinate children age 5 to 11 against COVID-19.

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New impurities lurking in some heart medications

Over the past few years, blood pressure medications have been recalled due to concerns about N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable carcinogen. But this may not be the only impurity to be worried about in these medications. As drug companies have addressed the NDMA issue, they have also found new potentially dangerous chemicals known as azido impurities.

USPSTF says aspirin recs to prevent heart attack or stroke should be changed

Health experts now believe that daily use of low-dose aspirin—once viewed as an inexpensive and effective prophylaxis against heart disease—has more potential harms than benefits.

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