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The PBM fire that started in Ohio is spreading across the states—and APhA is fanning the flames (UPDATED)

In June of 2018, after months of intense pressure from the Ohio Pharmacists Association, Ohio state lawmakers, and Columbus Dispatch investigative journalists, the Ohio Department of Medicaid released a blockbuster report showing that PBMs working on behalf of Medicaid managed care plans charged the state $224 million in hidden spread pricing. 

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On Juneteenth, APhA reaffirms its commitment to racial equity

WASHINGTON DC —The following is a statement issued by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) on the Juneteenth holiday:

Black lives matter.

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More older adults taking drugs that can lead to falls

Older adults increasingly are taking medications that are prescribed for valid reasons but that also elevate their risks for falls, results from a new study indicate. Based on government data, researchers found that the share of patients matching this profile surged from 57% in 1999 to a staggering 94% in 2017.

CDC finds childhood vaccination rates are still lagging

In a new analysis, CDC said there was a large decline in essential childhood vaccinations in the early months of the pandemic last year, but rates did not return to pre-pandemic levels with the lifting of the stay-at-home orders.

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