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Despite increased mortality, DOAC safety data offer reassurance
Joseph Ladd, PharmD, BCPS, contributing writer
  A large, prospective open cohort, recently published in BMJ, assessed associations and risks among apixaban, dabigatran, and rivaroxaban compared with warfarin in patients both with and without atrial fibrillation (AF). Despite lower risk of major bleeds, increased risk of all-cause…
Aug 16, 2018 Article
Partners Which Host APhA Programs
Many APhA certificate training programs are offered under license agreements with other organizations, such as state pharmacy associations, colleges and universities, and pharmacy chains. This agreement allows the organization to host the APhA certificate training programs. To Register for a…
Feb 05, 2018 Basic page
Manage360
Learn the management skills necessary to be an effective leader. Manage360 is a virtual management skills training program that covers topics and tactics that will help you gain the confidence needed to serve as a manager and leader. Topic Areas Building Relationships: A Pharmacist's Guide to…
Aug 15, 2018 Basic page
Leadership Institute
Reach your full leadership potential and achieve personal and professional success with Leadership360 Institute. A variety of training formats - including in-person, small group events, virtual experiences, online group and one-to-one…
Feb 15, 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
Ohio ends pharmacy middlemen contracts over 'spread pricing'
Associated Press (08/14/18)
The Ohio Department of Medicaid on Tuesday indicated it will end the state's contracts with PBMs that bill taxpayers more than they reimburse pharmacists for filling Medicaid patients' prescriptions. The state is moving to a more transparent pass-through pricing model January 1, under which PBMs…
Aug 14, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Fixed low-dose triple combination antihypertensive medication vs. usual care for mild to moderate hypertension
Journal of the American Medical Association (08/14/18) Vol. 320, No. 6, P. 566 Webster, Ruth; Salam, Abdul; de Silva, H. Asita; et al.
New research out of Sri Lanka investigated whether a low-dose triple combination antihypertensive medication would achieve better blood pressure control compared with usual care. The randomized, open-label trial included adults with mild-to-moderate hypertension who required initiation or…
Aug 14, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
I.V. remifentanil PCA vs. intramuscular pethidine for pain relief in labor
The Lancet (08/13/18) Wilson, Michael J. A.; MacArthur, Christine; Daniels, Jane; et al.
The RESPITE clinical trial, conducted at multiple U.K. maternity wards, investigated epidural analgesia progression among mothers given pethidine during labor vs. remifentanil. The sample population included about 400 patients aged 16 years and older, who were in labor with a single fetus at…
Aug 14, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
They thought hemophilia was a 'lifelong thing.' They may be wrong.
New York Times (08/13/18) Kolata, Gina
After decades of trying to develop a gene therapy to treat hemophilia, scientists are getting closer to success. In recent experiments, brief I.V. infusions of powerful new treatments have appeared to rid patients of the lifelong condition. Several biotech companies are now racing to get their gene…
Aug 14, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
CVS launches program targeting expensive new drugs
The Hill (08/14/18) Weixel, Nathaniel
Under a new program, CVS Caremark's clients—employers and insurers—will be able to exclude coverage of medications with very high launch prices. CVS, noting that launch prices have been increasing steadily for years, said the program will use specific ways of comparing the cost and…
Aug 14, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition