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Trump tells parts of the nation to brace for 'peak'
President Trump and his advisers say parts of the United States are nearing a peak of cases of COVID-19. Still, the president at Sunday's White House coronavirus task force briefing projected confidence not matched by the White House's medical advisers. "We're starting to see light at the end of the tunnel," Trump said Sunday.
APhA coronavirus watch: What to tell patients about ACE-Is and ARBs
What information can you offer your patients asking about their ACE-Is and ARBs amid the pandemic? Do these medications increase the risk of severe complications or mortality from COVID-19? Should patients currently taking these medications be transitioned to other agents?
APhA coronavirus watch: Pharmacists added to federal tax holiday legislation
Pharmacists will be included in legislation creating a tax holiday for health professionals and first responders who continue to serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation, the Helping Emergency Responders Overcome Emergency Situations (HEROES) Act of 2020, initially did not include pharmacists as beneficiaries, but after a request from the APhA Government Affairs team, bill sponsor Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) added pharmacists to the list.
FDA requests removal of all ranitidine products from the market
FDA on Wednesday ordered that manufacturers immediately pull all prescription and OTC ranitidine (Zantac) medications from the market. The decision is the latest step in the agency's ongoing investigation of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen, in ranitidine drugs.
March 31, 2020
Protect yourselves and your patients from bogus COVID-19 cures,…
Here’s an understatement: Buyer beware! We’re getting reports of scams, counterfeit products, and bogus personal protection equipment (PPE) being offered online and through various channels. Some…0 comments
April 6, 2020
APhA Warns Pharmacists and Patients About COVID-19 Test and Product Scams
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) cautions pharmacists and the public to be wary of fraudulent COVID-19
APhA is the leading advocate for the pharmacy profession and a driving force in creating opportunities for pharmacists to play a key role in integrated patient care, and ensuring the profession is recognized as essential in optimal medication use. We strive to make your job as a pharmacist easier, by providing the latest industry news, continuing education and professional development opportunities, practice tools, and more, so that you can focus on caring for your patients.