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New guideline strongly recommends varenicline for smoking cessation
A new evidence-based guideline from the American Thoracic Society addresses several pharmacotherapy-initiation questions for treating tobacco use and dependence. The overall message is a recommendation in favor of varenicline over other forms of monotherapy.
Trump says discount cards will soon be mailed to older adults to help pay for prescription drugs
During a speech in Charlotte, NC, on Thursday, President Trump said his administration would mail discount cards to 33 million Medicare beneficiaries to help pay for the cost of prescription drugs. He said these cards could be used to help pay for up to $200 in prescription drug costs. CMS would be responsible for implementing the plan.
FDA to announce tougher standards for a vaccine that make it unlikely one will be cleared by Election Day
FDA will likely soon issue guidance on stricter standards for an emergency use authorization (EUA) of a COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to enhance transparency and strengthen public trust. Doing so could make it more challenging for any vaccine candidate to be cleared prior to Election Day on November 3, experts say.
September 3, 2020
During this Pandemic, It’s Time to Expand Children’s Access to…
My op-ed that follows first appeared on September 2, 2020, edition of Morning Consult. I’m sharing it in this space to highlight how APhA keeps fighting for pharmacists and their patients during the…0 comments
September 25, 2020
APhA: New Federal Drug Importation Program Puts Patients at Risk
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) issued the following statement today after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized the rule for the legal importation of drugs from Canada.
September 21, 2020
Women in pharmacy face intolerable levels of harassment and intimidation
We want to make this clear right off the bat: APhA is steadfastly opposed to sexism, racism, discrimination, harassment, and intimidation – implicit or explicit – and we are committed to combatting behaviors that undermine any member of our profession.
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