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AHA says genetic testing for certain CV conditions can help guide decisions
The American Heart Association (AHA) believes that genetic testing can improve the understanding of a variety of inherited cardiovascular diseases and could help patients and health care providers make decisions, identify risks, and manage treatment.
Pay pharmacists for COVID-19 services to help underserved patients, make testing more accessible, groups tell Congress
Twenty-four national organizations representing patients, consumers, the medically underserved, public health advocates, physicians, and diverse health care providers sent a letter to U.S. House and Senate leaders urging the inclusion of payment for pharmacists who provide COVID-19 and flu testing and immunization in the next package of coronavirus legislation. In the letter, the groups assert that pharmacist-provided patient care services improve patient outcomes, something that is particularly important during the pandemic.
Trump signs executive order to boost U.S. production of essential medicine
President Trump has signed an executive order aimed at boosting U.S. production of medicines, medical equipment, and protective gear. "We will bring our pharmaceutical and medical supply chains home—we're going to bring them home where they belong—and we will end reliance on China," Trump said during a visit to the Whirlpool Corp.
CDC warns of the dangers of drinking hand sanitizer after fatal poisonings
CDC on Wednesday cautioned the public about the risks of drinking hand sanitizer and it warned poison control centers to be alert for cases of methanol toxicity. According to the agency, 15 people in Arizona and New Mexico were hospitalized in May and June after they swallowed alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
CDC expects 2020 outbreak of life-threatening AFM
Parents and clinicians should be on the alert for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in children in the coming months, CDC warned Tuesday. The rare but serious neurologic condition that affects primarily children has peaked every 2 years between August and November since 2014.
August 10, 2020
The executive order on rebates is a good first step, but don’t…
Everyone knew that President Trump was going to sign executive orders on drug prices the last week of July. No one expected that among them would be a rule that could force PBMs to pass on to…0 comments
August 10, 2020
APhA: Transparency, Safety and Availability Must Be Core Principles for Strengthening America’s Drug Supply Chain
The reliability, quality and safety of our nation’s drug supply chain are essential to the nation’s security and health and well-being of the American public. Therefore, we welcome comprehensive federal efforts to improve the state of our drug supply chain, particularly at a time when our health care system is under extraordinary stress.
August 10, 2020
APhA Collaborates with Walmart to Provide Free Comprehensive Opioids Training Program for All U.S. Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Nationwide
As part of ongoing efforts to help curb our nation’s opioid epidemic, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has collaborated with Walmart to offer a free online training program on opioid stewardship to all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians around the country. The new resource for pharmacists is being launched at a time when parts of the country are experiencing increased opioid-related overdoses as access to social and treatment networks are disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.