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Jul

2023

APhA applauds introduction of Senate legislation to ensure senior access to prompt pharmacist care and services

Author: James Keagy

WASHINGTON, DC—This week, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Senator John Thune (R-SD) introduced S. 2477, the Equitable Community Access to Pharmacist Services Act (ECAPS), bipartisan legislation that would ensure Medicare beneficiaries can continue to receive prompt care and services from pharmacists to prevent, diagnose, and treat common infectious diseases.

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17

Jul

2023

Pharmacy and Pharmacist Groups Urge FDA to Adopt Phased Approach to Implementation of DSCSA Requirements in Order to Prevent Interruptions to Patient Care

“Specifically, we request FDA use its authority under the law for dispensers to comply with the EDDS requirements no earlier than February 27, 2026.” 

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22

Jun

2023

Members of the pharmacy workforce discuss workplace conditions and set course to implement solutions

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) hosted an invitation-only event on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, to discuss pharmacy workplace conditions.

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21

Jun

2023

With United Voice, Pharmacy Praises Bipartisan “Pharmacy DIR Reform” and Pharmacy Access Bill Vital for Patients, Medicare, and Pharmacies

Bill addresses abusive business practices and supports patients’ access to pharmacies

Author: James Keagy

Arlington, VA - Organizations representing pharmacists and pharmacies are applauding the Protect Patient Access to Pharmacies Act (S. 2052) introduced today in the U.S. Senate.

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6

Jun

2023

APhA announces results of 2023 Board elections

Author: James Keagy

WASHINGTON, DC—Today the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced the election of Randy P. McDonough, BS, PharmD, MS, BCGP, BCPS, RPh, of Iowa City, IA, as 2024–2025 APhA president-elect. McDonough will succeed Alex C. Varkey, PharmD, MS, FAPhA, of Sugar Land, TX, to the office of APhA president on March 24, 2025, at the conclusion of the 2025 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Nashville, TN.

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