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The new pharmacist.com is clean, contemporary, and designed with our members’ needs in mind. You’re too busy to spend 5 minutes or even 10 seconds navigating an information obstacle course, so the next generation of pharmacist.com makes finding what you need a cinch. Our search function is first class. 

Guest blog: After Atlanta, an entire community is feeling vulnerable. We all are.

We join all Americans in mourning the victims of this week’s horrific shootings in Atlanta. We don’t need authorities to formally declare a motive to know in our hearts that these were clearly hate crimes, perhaps driven by multiple pathologies.

Words are inadequate

2020 was a year many of us would like to forget, but that’s impossible; its changes are irrevocable. APhA has a proud history of supporting pharmacists and advancing pharmacy practice. In 2020, we sped forward as the world caught fire, and the paths we once tread are shrinking in our rearview mirror. This was the first year of a new era for pharmacy.

You’ve heard me describe the profession’s 2020 progress before—the new practice authorities, the movement toward payment reform, the attention to workplace conditions.

My statement on the presidential election

I want to share with you my statement on the presidential election. APhA will continue to inform you on our advocacy work before and after the inauguration.

The statement:

“The American Pharmacists Association welcomes the opportunity to work with the new administration and the 117th Congress to continue recognizing pharmacists as medical experts providing patient care. Chief among these are efforts to secure pharmacist provider status for Medicare coverage, and advocating for fundamental payment reform for pharmacists’ services.

Rutledge v PCMA arguments: Thumbs up or thumbs down?

For today’s blog, I invited Ilisa Bernstein, APhA’s senior vice president for pharmacy practice and government affairs, to share her thoughts on this week’s big Supreme Court case from her perspective as both a pharmacist and a lawyer. 

By Ilisa Bernstein

Finally, oral arguments in Rutledge v PCMA were heard this week. The pharmacy community has been eagerly awaiting the showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court on this case involving the state of Arkansas against the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, the association representing pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). 

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