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Pharmacy groups blast US importation of drugs from Canada
APhA is warning about potential fallout from a new FDA rule, published September 25, that sanctions the import of prescription medicines from Canada. The Trump administration asserts that Americans will save money on their medications, but APhA fears the rule will compromise patient safety.
New guideline strongly recommends varenicline for smoking cessation
A new evidence-based guideline from the American Thoracic Society addresses several pharmacotherapy-initiation questions for treating tobacco use and dependence. The overall message is a recommendation in favor of varenicline over other forms of monotherapy.
Trump says discount cards will soon be mailed to older adults to help pay for prescription drugs
During a speech in Charlotte, NC, on Thursday, President Trump said his administration would mail discount cards to 33 million Medicare beneficiaries to help pay for the cost of prescription drugs. He said these cards could be used to help pay for up to $200 in prescription drug costs. CMS would be responsible for implementing the plan.
September 3, 2020
During this Pandemic, It’s Time to Expand Children’s Access to…
My op-ed that follows first appeared on September 2, 2020, edition of Morning Consult. I’m sharing it in this space to highlight how APhA keeps fighting for pharmacists and their patients during the…0 comments
September 30, 2020
American Pharmacists Association and Pharmacy Podcast Network Announce Exclusive Collaboration Agreement
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the Pharmacy Podcast Network (PPN) today announced that they have entered into agreement where PPN will be the exclusive distributor of “Locked on Pharmacy,” APhA’s podcast series on pharmacy topics.
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