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Tools
Interactive tools and recent publications that can be used regularly or referenced to help pharmacists treat patients using opioids. DEA Take Back Day: October 27, 2018 (website collection site locator tool)  Opioid Overdose Reversal with Naloxone (NIDA) Opioid Overdose…
Feb 08, 2016 Basic page
Clinical Resources
A compilation of resources to help pharmacist decision-making and improve communication with patients, such as the Pharmacy Quality Alliance's Opioid Core Measure Set, warning signs related to prescribing and dispensing controlled substances, and medicines recommended for disposal by flushing…
Feb 08, 2016 Basic page
Training and Webinars
A collection of training, webinars, and learning archives, including Pathways to Safer Opioid Use (free, CPE credit), an immersive, interactive training tool designed using opioid-related recommendations. Other resources discuss topics such as abuse deterrent formulations, care of…
Feb 08, 2016 Basic page
State and Federal Developments
Resources that reflect developments regarding federal and state responses to the opioid epidemic, such as the Surgeon General's Spotlight on Opioids: Facing Addiction in America.  Opioid Prescribing by Specialty and Volume in the U.S. (CDC)  Surgeon General's Spotlight on…
Feb 08, 2016 Basic page
Opioid Use, Abuse and Misuse Resource Center
Share: Opioid Use, Abuse…
Jan 16, 2018 Landing 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. The Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (H.R. 592/S. 109) was…
Jul 30, 2012 Basic page
APhA Immunization Champion Awards
The American Pharmacists Association established these special awards in 2008 to recognize the value and extraordinary contributions pharmacists provide to improving the vaccination rates in their communities. Across the country, more than 320,000 pharmacists have completed training as…
Oct 02, 2015 Basic page
How much is too much? Acetaminophen overuse in the United States
Joseph Ladd, PharmD, BCPS, contributing writer
A recent observational study detailing more than 4 years of acetaminophen use in the United States exposed the commonplace overuse of this widely accessible OTC analgesic, antipyretic, and antirheumatic drug. Data from this analysis suggested possible reasons for this misuse and possible potential…
Oct 19, 2018 Article
Fall 2018 Unified Agenda: FDA's new regulatory work to advance health and safety
FDA Voice blog (10/17/18) Gottlieb, Scott
The U.S. government released on Wednesday the Fall 2018 Unified Agenda, which enables federal agencies to share the government's regulatory priorities with the public. "For the FDA," notes Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, "the agenda reflects our ongoing commitment to protecting and promoting the…
Oct 17, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Multidrug-resistant <i>Salmonella</i> Infantis infections linked to raw chicken products
CDC News Release (10/17/18)
CDC reports that it is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Infantis linked to raw chicken that has so far sickened 92 people in 29 states. No deaths have been reported in the outbreak, but 21 people have been hospitalized. According to epidemiologic and laboratory evidence, there are several…
Oct 17, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition