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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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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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12

May

2023

APhA welcomes their 2023–2024 Executive Postgraduate Training Program class

Author: James Keagy

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Pharmacists Association announced today that its 2023–2024 class of executive residents and fellows has been selected.

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11

May

2023

APhA applauds HHS for extending most PREP Act authorities for pharmacy personnel until December 2024

Author: James Keagy

Washington, DC - Today, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) released the following statement in response to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra’s issuance of the eleventh amendment to the declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act for medical countermeasures that ensures certain pharmacy-provided COVID-19 vaccines and related health care services will continue through December 2024.

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10

May

2023

Pharmacist groups applaud introduction of bill expanding Medicare patients’ access to pharmacist services

Author: James Keagy

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) today applauded the introduction of legislation that would give tens of millions of Medicare patients in medically underserved communities access to critically needed patient care services delivered by pharmacists.

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