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FDA clears new type of cholesterol drug
FDA has approved bempedoic acid (Nexletol—Esperion Therapeutics), a new cholesterol medicine. Taken once a day, bempedoic acid is the first oral non-statin approved in nearly 20 years. The drug is viewed as an alternative for millions of patients who are unable to take or do not respond to statins.
Ensuring products are safe for patients with celiac disease and gluten allergies
Patients with celiac disease or other gluten-related disorders face many challenges in attempting to completely eliminate gluten from their diet. Pharmacists can help by making sure their patient’s medications, vitamins, and herbal products do not contain measurable gluten.
February 14, 2020
The Supreme Court will hear your calls for greater PBM oversight
All APhA members need to know about a crucial effort by APhA, the National Community Pharmacists Associations (NCPA), Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA), the National Alliance of State Pharmacy…0 comments
February 24, 2020
APhA–APPM Announces 2020 Special Interest Groups Election Slate
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Pharmacy Practice & Management (APhA–APPM) today announced the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) election slate for the 2019 APhA Elections. The APhA–APPM SIGs are member-driven groups focused on key areas of interest. Eight of the current 10 SIGs will hold an election in 2020.
February 21, 2020
APhA Joins Pharmacy Groups to Fight PBMs in Landmark Supreme Court Case
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA), along with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), announced today they will file an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court of the United States...
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