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Nearly one in four adults prescribed medications that may worsen heart failure
In 2016, the American Heart Association published a list of medications that potentially cause or worsen heart failure. A new study looks at the prevalence with which such medications are actually prescribed in this high-risk population by analyzing insurance claims data from 2011 to 2015 for adults aged 18 to 64 years who had at least one hospitalization for heart failure, outpatient visits for heart failure, or a combination of both. Of the 40,966 patients included in the study, 9,954 (24%) filled a prescription for a potentially harmful drug (PHD), such as naproxen, the investigators reported in the May issue of the American Journal of Cardiology.
Florida governor signs bill that would allow the state to pursue importing prescription drugs
Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida on Tuesday signed into law a bill that allows the state to pursue importing prescription drugs from abroad—though components of the bill will still require federal approval to take effect.
June 13, 2019
Chapter Two: Imagine the opportunities
Note from Tom: In honor of his emphasis on the power of stories to advance pharmacists’ professional status, APhA President Brad Tice is contributing a monthly guest blog on the topic. Enjoy the…0 comments
June 11, 2019
Pharmacy Profiles Launches the Nation’s First One-Stop Repository of Pharmacists’ Credentials and Professional Information
Pharmacy Profiles, the trusted and verified repository of the nation's pharmacist providers, today announces its nationwide launch. A subsidiary of the American Pharmacists Association, Pharmacy Profiles provides a one-stop repository of all of the professional information a pharmacist would need to achieve and maintain full recognition as a health care provider. It will support the nation's pharmacists in unlocking their full potential as trusted health care providers and members of the health care team.
June 10, 2019
APhA-APPM, Special Interest Groups and APhA-APRS Announce 2019 Election Results
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the results of elections for the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM), APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS). The newly elected APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS Officers will be installed at the 167th APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, DC, March 20-23, 2020. APhA-APPM SIG leaders will assume their new leadership roles immediately.
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