News View all news
Pharmacists can test for COVID-19 regardless of state regulations, HHS says
Your state prohibits pharmacists from ordering and administering COVID-19 tests? Think again, said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the General Counsel on Wednesday, May 20. An advisory opinion clarified that licensed pharmacists may order and administer COVID-19 tests even in states or localities that prohibit or effectively prohibit it.
Coronavirus revives debate over drug pricing
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on pharmaceutical companies' drug pricing decisions. Gilead Sciences has promised to give away its first production run of the antiviral therapy remdesivir and allow poor countries to make generics. Johnson & Johnson said it would sell its vaccine, now in trials, on a not-for-profit basis.
APhA coronavirus watch: OSHA takes small but notable steps toward protecting pharmacy workers
Heads up, pharmacy employers: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an alert listing safety tips to protect essential workers at pharmacies. Released May 14, 2020, it is OSHA’s first alert specifically recognizing pharmacy employees—but the recommendations are not binding.
May 19, 2020
Until we meet again
This is my final blog as CEO of APhA. My successor, Dr. Scott Knoer, will be officially sworn in on June 1, and my last day is May 31. I “graduate” as APhA’s CEO in an unprecedented time of upheaval…0 comments
May 19, 2020
APhA-APPM, SIGs and APhA-APRS Announce 2020 Election Results
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the results of elections for the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS), Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM), and the APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
May 18, 2020
APhA Announces Results of 2020 Board Elections
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the election of Theresa Tolle, BPharm, FAPhA of Sebastian, FL, as 2021–2022 APhA President-elect. Tolle will succeed Sandra Leal, of Tucson, AZ, to the office of APhA President on March 21, 2022, at the conclusion of the 2022 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Antonio, Texas.
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.