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The PBM fire that started in Ohio is spreading across the states—and APhA is fanning the flames (UPDATED)

In June of 2018, after months of intense pressure from the Ohio Pharmacists Association, Ohio state lawmakers, and Columbus Dispatch investigative journalists, the Ohio Department of Medicaid released a blockbuster report showing that PBMs working on behalf of Medicaid managed care plans charged the state $224 million in hidden spread pricing. 

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On Juneteenth, APhA reaffirms its commitment to racial equity

WASHINGTON DC —The following is a statement issued by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) on the Juneteenth holiday:

Black lives matter.

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Can atorvastatin with sodium valproate reduce migraine?

Adding atorvastatin to the prophylactic regimen for patients with migraine with aura may help reduce the number of acute attacks and pain, wrote the authors of a recent study published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences. They also found that the combination won’t lead to considerable adverse effects for patients.  

More older adults are taking drugs that can lead to falls

Older adults increasingly are taking medications that are prescribed for valid reasons but that also elevate their risks for falls, results from a new study indicate. In their analysis of government data, researchers found that the share of patients matching this profile surged from 57% in 1999 to a staggering 94% in 2017.

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