Press Releases


Call for Comments on Pharmacist’s Fundamental Responsibilities and Rights

APhA and NASPA collaborate in development of document to facilitate discussions for change

WASHINGTON, DC -- The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) have released the Pharmacist’s Fundamental Responsibilities and Rights  (Fundamentals) for public comment. The Fundamentals principles focus on pharmacists’ responsibilities and workplace expectations by addressing pharmacists’ professional responsibilities as outlined in the Oath of a Pharmacist, the Pharmacist Code of Ethics, and scopes of pharmacy practice, along with addressing essential rights to which pharmacists are entitled so that their responsibilities can be fulfilled. 

The Fundamentals principles reflect the issues of concern national and state pharmacy organizations have heard expressed by pharmacy personnel. The Fundamentals principles can be used to facilitate meaningful dialogue and action among pharmacists, pharmacy personnel, and pharmacy employers to enhance the pharmacy workplace and patient safety.

APhA, Physicians and Nurses Urge Bolstered Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data During COVID-19 Vaccinations

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association today joined two other leading national health care advocacy organizations to urge urged all health care professionals to redouble efforts to collect and report race and ethnicity data when administering COVID-19 vaccinations. 

In an open letter, APhA, the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association noted that improved data collection is critical to ensure access to vaccines in vulnerable populations and improving vaccine confidence.  The full text of the letter:

American Pharmacists Association Comment on Authorization of Janssen Vaccine: “We are Ready to Continue this Work”

WASHINGTON, DC – Statement from Scott J. Knoer, MS, PharmD, FASHP, executive vice president and CEO of the American Pharmacists Association, upon the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision today to authorize emergency use of Janssen Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine:

American Pharmacists Association Commends Executive Order to Strengthen Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) commends President Biden for signing the Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains to establish more resilient and secure supply chains for critical and essential goods, including pharmaceuticals. 

APhA supports the administration’s efforts to protect our nation’s drug supply and mitigate shortages of both finished drug products and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Ensuring an adequate drug supply during the COVID-19 public health emergency and beyond will enable pharmacists to continue caring for their patients without disruption.

American Pharmacists Association Launches Executive Residency Program; Names Six to Inaugural Class

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association announced today that six student pharmacists have been named to its 2021-2022 class of executive residencies for the association.

The APhA Executive Residency Program was designed to provide pharmacists with training and experience in the fundamentals of association management to support APhA’s vision, mission, and brand identity as the leading professional organization representing pharmacists in all practice settings. Residents contribute to APhA’s strategic priorities and operations through collaborations with staff teams across the organization.