Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, pharmacists’ scope of practice has expanded exponentially, with pharmacists on the front lines administering COVID-19 vaccines and offering COVID-19 testing services.
Kristin Wiisanen, PharmD, FAPhA, FCCP
Springtime, blue skies, and this year’s Annual Meeting & Exposition are here, and with them the promise of new growth, expansion, and an invitation to open one’s arms to welcome change.
Ilisa BG Bernstein, PharmD, JD, FAPhA
Aimee Dawson, PharmD, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester; and Pharmacist, Holyoke Health Center, Holyoke, MA
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FDA issued an EUA on February 24, 2023, for the first at-home OTC diagnostic test that can differentiate and detect influenza A and B and the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
As an age-advanced (i.e., older) pharmacist, I can remember the days when proton-pump inhibitors, H2 receptor antagonists, fluticasone nasal spray, and many other self-care products required a prescription.
The momentum is building for PBM reform and APhA remains focused on challenging PBM’s anticompetitive business practices which create an unequal playing field in the marketplace that disadvantages patients, pharmacists, and communities.