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Aug

2023

APhA and NASPA release sixth PWWR report and learnings

WASHINGTON, DC— Today the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) released the sixth installment of the Pharmacy Workplace and Well-being Reporting (PWWR) trends and learnings report series.1

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17

Aug

2023

Pharmacy Organizations Blast Tenth Circuit Decision Invalidating an Oklahoma Law Regulating PBMs

Ruling creates a split in the federal courts that could lead to the Supreme Court

Author: James Keagy

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Aug. 17, 2023) – A group of pharmacy organizations backing Oklahoma’s right to curb the abusive behaviors of pharmacy benefit managers blasted a decision of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals allowing PBMs to escape certain state regulation by hiding behind the alleged preemption of that law by federal ERISA and Medicare Part D laws. 

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17

Aug

2023

APhA brings OTC hearing aid training program to pharmacists and student pharmacists across the country

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is thrilled to announce a new interprofessional, competency-based advanced training program on OTC hearing aids developed by University of Pittsburgh faculty.

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16

Aug

2023

APhA Issues Statement on Hawaii Wildfires

Author: James Keagy

APhA is saddened by the incalculable losses in Lahaina, Hawaii as the result of wildfires. While it remains too early to evaluate the full extent of the loss, pharmacy has been directly impacted.

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26

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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