Pharmacy News

In an era of digital health, where do pharmacists fit in?

During APhA’s inaugural DigitalHealth.Rx Summit, experts spoke about the ways in which pharmacy can integrate digital health technologies as well as how pharmacists can lead this technological revolution for health care. The summit, chaired by Parisa Vatanka, PharmD, CTTS, senior director of corporate alliances at APhA, took place on March 11 and coincided with APhA2021 Virtual, which runs from March 12th to the 15th.

In a year like no other, pharmacists gather virtually for APhA2021

Did you know that the base of the flagpole that sits outside the entrance of the APhA Headquarters building in Washington, DC, is dedicated to pharmacists who have lost their lives in wars?

APhA2021: Federal Pharmacy Forum brought forces together

The 21st Annual APhA Federal Pharmacy Forum’s opening ceremony and education sessions were held Friday, March 12, in conjunction with APhA2021 Virtual. Approximately 85 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians attended from the U.S. Army (USA), Navy (USN), Air Force (USAF), Coast Guard (USCG), Public Health Service (USPHS), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the Defense Health Agency (DHA). Student pharmacists and others also attended, and approximately 14 supporting industry partners exhibited.

House passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill; Biden to sign Friday

President Biden is expected Friday to sign legislation that will provide $1.9 trillion in COVID-19 relief. The bill allocates $7.5 billion for vaccine distribution initiatives and $48 billion for testing and contact tracing, with billions more going toward child care, rental assistance, and more.

CDC says fully vaccinated people can gather privately without masks

CDC has updated its guidance regarding Americans who are fully immunized against coronavirus, meaning it has been at least 2 weeks since they received their second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines or their only dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.