Pharmacy News

USPSTF recommends lowering age for diabetes screening

In a new draft recommendation, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) said it is lowering the recommended age individuals should be screened for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. The group wants overweight or obese adults ages 35 to 70 to undergo screening. In 2015, USPSTF recommended screening for abnormal blood glucose as part of cardiovascular risk assessment in adults ages 40 to 70 years who are overweight or obese.

Overworked, understaffed: Pharmacists say industry in crisis puts patient safety at risk

An investigation by NBC News reveals that the U.S. community pharmacy profession may have been pushed close to its limit over the past decade.

Vaccinated Americans have been getting their second doses on time, CDC says.

A new CDC analysis reveals that nearly 9 in 10 Americans who received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine have completed the regimen, and the majority of people who received two doses did so within the recommended time frames.

APhA House of Delegates debates health inequities, harassment, national pharmacy organization unity

At its Monday, March 15, 2021 business session, members of the APhA House of Delegates (HOD) considered policies salient to both pharmacy and the nation at large, including abuse of power and harassment in the profession, anti-racism, and social determinants of health. The session also included discussion on medications for opioid-use disorder and a proposal to unify national pharmacy organizations.

APhA2021 Virtual honors this year’s Immunization Champions

The 13th Annual APhA Immunization Champions Award Ceremony, held on Sunday, March 14, recognized the innovative pharmacists, practices, and community leaders who protect patients and the community from vaccine-preventable diseases.