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Direct-to-consumer genetic testing: Top five things pharmacists should know
More and more companies are marketing direct-to-consumer (DTC) tests for a growing range of health conditions and traits directly to consumers online or in stores, including in pharmacies. But the kits are often marketed without the proper evidence to support the results, and little regulation exists.
Adults unintentionally make it easy for young children to eat dangerous meds
New research highlights the need to keep medications in their child-resistant containers. The study—which involved calls to five U.S. poison control centers by researchers from CDC, Emory University School of Medicine, and the Georgia Poison Center—is published in the Journal of Pediatrics.
Trump budget cuts funding for health agencies
The Trump administration's 2021 budget request delivered Monday to Congress includes a nearly 10% cut to HHS, although the requested cuts are not expected to win approval from the House of Representatives, which has the power of the purse and a Democratic majority. The budget request would trim funding for CDC by almost 16%.
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 10, 2020
APhA Statement on Firearm Related Injuries, Deaths in U.S.
The American Pharmacists Association Board of Trustees is issuing the following public statement calling for more proactive steps to address this important public health and safety issue. CDC data indicate that nearly 40,000 Americans in 2017 died from firearm related incidents — more than the number who died in traffic accidents but fewer than deaths related to opioid use.
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