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APhA-ASP House of Delegates
​ ​ The House of Delegates is the policy‑making body of the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), an official Academy of the American Pharmacists Association. With representation at every school and college of pharmacy, APhA‑ASP is the collective voice of student pharmacists in the…
Mar 11, 2014 Basic page
APhA Advocacy Issues
Provider Status APhA’s provider status efforts seek to recognize pharmacists as integral members of the health care team and provide patients with access to and coverage for our quality patient care services.   Other improvements to Medicare As scientific innovation leads to…
Jul 30, 2012 Basic page
APhA-ASP Policy & Advocacy
From guides to planning and implementing policy and advocacy events at your chapter to detailed information on APhA's Provider Status initiative and the APhA-ASP Policy Process, APhA-ASP has the ideas, resources, and information to make advocating for your profession easy. Start planning your…
Sep 06, 2014 Basic page
APhA Quick Quiz
The quizzes are developed by experts in the field for pharmacists as an online learning activity with questions that are intended to test your knowledge on a variety of topics that focus on public health issues. These quizzes are free to members and non-members! Take APhA’s Quick Quizzes to learn…
Jun 13, 2017 Basic page
Board of Pharmacy Specialties approves APhA to provide recertification tools for Board-Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacists
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced that it has received approval from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) to provide a professional development program for the recertification of Board-Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacists (BCSCP). APhA will provide recertification credit…
Oct 16, 2019 Press Release
Drug distributors in talks to settle opioid litigation for $18 billion
Wall Street Journal (10/16/19) Randazzo, Sara
Three major drug distributors—McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, and Cardinal Health—are reportedly in negotiations to pay $18 billion to settle litigation brought by state and local governments blaming them for fueling the opioid crisis. The three distributors would collectively pay $18…
Oct 15, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
FDA clears first transdermal patch for schizophrenia
Medscape (10/15/19) Brooks, Megan
FDA has cleared a transdermal patch formulation of asenapine (Secuado—Noven Pharmaceuticals) for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia. "In addition to offering a new delivery option, transdermal patches can also provide caretakers and health care providers with a nonintrusive, visual…
Oct 15, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
'Alarming upsurge' in measles has devastating effect, WHO warns
Reuters (10/11/19) Kelland, Kate
A worldwide resurgence of measles is being aggravated by inadequate vaccination coverage, experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) recently warned following a 2-day meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization. Kate O'Brien, a WHO department director, said: "The…
Oct 15, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Clinical geriatric assessments and collaborative medication reviews for improving HRQoL in home-dwelling older patients
JAMA Internal Medicine (10/16/19) Romskaug, Rita; Skovlund, Eva; Straand, Jørund; et al.
A recent study out of Norway examined the effect of clinical geriatric assessments and collaborative medication reviews by geriatrician and family physicians on health-related quality of life and other outcomes in home-dwelling older adults receiving polypharmacy. The cluster randomized clinical…
Oct 15, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
More than 150 teens have fallen ill from vaping. Is it enough to make their peers stop?
Washington Post (10/15/19) Balingit, Moriah
Interviews with pediatricians, public health officials, and teenagers reveal that while many young people are trying to quit vaping, others are resistant to the notion that it might be dangerous. "I know there are people who still vape, definitely," said Chloe Fatsis, a senior at Woodrow Wilson…
Oct 15, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition