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Calling balls and strikes on PBMs—and the other players, too

It should be abundantly clear that APhA has several bones to pick with big pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). These PBMs, operating under the guise of altruism, paint themselves as saints who work to lower prescription drug prices for the masses. Instead, they actively game the system by knocking out pharmacy competitors, reducing patient access to medicines and pharmacist services, and ripping off patients, employers, and taxpayers.


APhA Urges COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Health Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today joined more than 50 other health care organizations to urge all health care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.


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Pharmacist becomes first Black president-elect of state association that excluded his father

Leonard L. Edloe, PharmD, ThM, will be installed as the Virginia Pharmacists Association’s (VPhA) first Black president-elect during the organization’s 140th Annual Convention. It’s one more remarkable achievement for a pharmacist who’s been showered with high-profile appointments and professional accolades over his 50-year career—but this one carries particular significance. Decades ago, VPhA denied membership to Edloe’s father based on the color of his skin.

Survey: One-third of consumers would ignore laws against buying from online pharmacies

According to a new survey from the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) Global Foundation, almost half of Americans gamble with their lives to buy medication from online sources—even though the overwhelming majority of them operate illegally. That’s just one of the alarming findings from the organization’s 2021 survey of American perceptions and use of online pharmacies, which was commissioned from Abacus Data.