Press Releases


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.

Shannon Morrison Named CFO of the American Pharmacists Association

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced today that Shannon Morrison, CPA, has been selected to be the organization’s Chief Financial Officer, effective March 1, 2021.

Morrison will be responsible for all aspects of the financial affairs of APhA and the APhA Foundation, including banking, investment programs, financial management, budgeting, long-range planning and forecasting, financial analysis, and internal control systems. She will also have responsibility for the fiscal and operational oversight of the Association’s office building and related office lease operations, as well as APhA’s Administrative Services and Information Technology Departments.

Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock to Keynote American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association today announced the keynote speakers for APhA2021, the only annual conference that brings together all of pharmacy.

  • Janet Woodcock, acting commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration and director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, will speak at the conference’s second general session on Saturday, March 13. Most recently, she was the leader of the therapeutics team for Operation Warp Speed, which evaluated the potential benefits of monoclonal antibody treatments for certain COVID-19 patients.
  • Dan Schneider, the central character of last year’s acclaimed Netflix docuseries, “The Pharmacist,” will speak in an interview-style discussion with APhA President Michael Hogue. The Louisiana pharmacist will discuss his work to expose the rampant corruption behind the opioid addiction crisis. This session will take place at the conference’s opening general session on Friday, March 12. 
  • Liz Bohannon, entrepreneur and the author of Beginner’s Pluck: Build Your Life of Purpose, Passion and Impact Now, will wrap up the second general session on March 13. Bohannon is the founder of Sseko Designs. Since its start, it has grown from three women making sandals together under a mango tree, to an international fashion brand that provides employment, educational opportunities and entrepreneurial training to over 76 women in East Africa.

APhA: Pharmacy is Ready, Willing and Able to Launch New Federal Retail Pharmacy Vaccination Program

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association issued the following statement today following the Biden administration’s launch of its federal retail pharmacy vaccination plan.