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American Pharmacists Association Hails Supreme Court Ruling on Pharmacy Benefit Managers

The American Pharmacists Association today hailed the unanimous decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the right of Arkansas to regulate pharmacy benefit management (PBM) companies.

“This is a great day for pharmacists and their patients,” said Scott J. Knoer, executive vice president and CEO of the American Pharmacists Association. “For years, PBMs have threatened the sacrosanct relationship between pharmacists and their patients and have never been forced to answer to any authority for their actions. This opinion redresses that imbalance and returns the power to protect the interests of patients to the states and other local authorities, where it belongs.”

American Pharmacists Association Announces Recipients of 2021 Awards and Honors

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the selection of recipients of the Professionwide Awards as part of the 2021 APhA Awards and Honors Program. 

Honorees will be officially recognized at APhA2021, which is scheduled to take place March 12–15, 2021. The APhA Awards and Honors Program is the most comprehensive recognition program in the profession of pharmacy. For more information, visit pharmacist.com/awards.

American Pharmacists Association Announces 2021 APhA Fellows

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the selection of the APhA Fellows as part of the 2021 APhA Awards and Honors Program. 

Honorees will be officially recognized at APhA2021, which is scheduled to take place March 12–15, 2021. The APhA Awards and Honors Program is the most comprehensive recognition program in the profession of pharmacy. For more information, visit pharmacist.com/awards.

APhA Fellows are members of either the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice & Management (APhA–APPM) or the APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research & Science (APhA–APRS), with a minimum of 10 years of professional experience. To become an APhA Fellow, members must demonstrate exemplary professional achievements and service to the profession through activities with APhA and other national, state and/or local professional organizations.

The Academies have selected the following members as the 2021 APhA Fellows. Here is a glimpse of their work and accomplishments:

Pharmacists Ready to Receive and Administer COVID-19 Vaccines, According to APhA Survey

More than three quarters of pharmacists plan to be vaccinated with one of the COVID vaccines, and 60% will be set up and ready to vaccinate patients as soon as the vaccine is available, in a recent nationwide survey of 400 pharmacists conducted by the American Pharmacists Association.

When pharmacists were asked if they plan to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • 52% said they would receive the vaccine as soon as possible
  • 17% said they would receive it after six months of experience with the vaccine
  • 9% said they would receive after one year of experience with the vaccine
  • 17% said they were undecided
  • 6% said they would not receive it

American Pharmacists Association Announces Recipients of 2021 Academy Awards

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the selection of recipients of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice & Management Awards and APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research & Science Awards as part of the 2021 APhA Awards and Honors Program. Announcements of the APhA Fellows and Professionwide Awards will follow this week.

Honorees will be officially recognized at APhA2021, which is scheduled to take place March 12–15, 2021. The APhA Awards and Honors Program is the most comprehensive recognition program in the profession of pharmacy. For more information, visit pharmacist.com/awards.

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