February 25, 2021
A true pharmacy icon, Dr. Joseph A. Oddis, left the Earth this week. He began his life of service to pharmacy and its patients as a young man, going on to become the CEO of ASHP for 37 years and the recipient of the profession’s most distinguished accolades, including the Remington Medal and Hugo…
February 24, 2021
It was the summer of 2020, and COVID-19 had pulled back the curtain on historic inadequacies in the American health care system—too little personal protective equipment, an unreliable drug supply chain, rampant health inequities, and a lack of coordination between the government, public health…
January 5, 2021
Operation Warp Speed leaders predicted that 20 million people, primarily frontline health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities, would receive the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in December. It’s now January, and media reports indicate that we’ve yet to break 5 million. As with…
December 22, 2020
2020 was a year many of us would like to forget, but that’s impossible; its changes are irrevocable. APhA has a proud history of supporting pharmacists and advancing pharmacy practice. In 2020, we sped forward as the world caught fire, and the paths we once tread are shrinking in our rearview…
November 10, 2020
I want to share with you my statement on the presidential election. APhA will continue to inform you on our advocacy work before and after the inauguration. The statement: “The American Pharmacists Association welcomes the opportunity to work with the new administration and the 117th Congress to…
October 9, 2020
For today’s blog, I invited Ilisa Bernstein, APhA’s senior vice president for pharmacy practice and government affairs, to share her thoughts on this week’s big Supreme Court case from her perspective as both a pharmacist and a lawyer.  By Ilisa Bernstein Finally, oral arguments in Rutledge v PCMA…
October 6, 2020
Today, after decades of pharmacy advocates fighting at the federal and state levels to gain better control of drug pricing and protect the viability of community pharmacies, the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Rutledge v Pharmaceutical Care Management…
September 3, 2020
My op-ed that follows first appeared on September 2, 2020, edition of Morning Consult. I’m sharing it in this space to highlight how APhA keeps fighting for pharmacists and their patients during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We’re working to change the hearts and minds of policy makers—and the…
August 24, 2020
We’re still accepting nominations for the APhA Annual Awards and Honors Program, the most comprehensive recognition program in the pharmacy profession. The deadline for nominations is September 1, so submit yours today. The awards will be presented at the 2021 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition…
August 10, 2020
Everyone knew that President Trump was going to sign executive orders on drug prices the last week of July. No one expected that among them would be a rule that could force PBMs to pass on to Medicare Part D beneficiaries any discounts from manufacturer rebates and other price concessions. Nothing…