Pharmacists are the medication experts on America’s health care team. The APhA Media Advisors and staff pharmacists can help the media make sense of pharmacist clinical services, over-the-counter products, prescription medications, vitamin and herbal supplements, as well as many other topics. These pharmacists are ready to help develop stories about medication use and how the pharmacist helps improve patient health and reduce health care costs.
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October 21, 2019
APhA issues statement on health care in immigrant detention centers
In the wake of multiple reports of substandard medical care at migrant detention centers in the United States [see citations below], the APhA Board of trustees has issued the following statement decrying the conditions at these centers.
October 16, 2019
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 from January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2022, and will offer at least 45 credit hours per year.
October 22, 2019
Pharmacists are easy to reach and ready to immunize
How has American Pharmacists Month been treating you? While our work to support your well-being (more on that below) continues, we do hope you have had a chance to visit pharmacistsmonth.com to…0 comments
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Ohio moves to expand pharmacist services after gaining provider status
The Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) recently launched a new initiative to expand pharmacist services across the state. The effort comes on the heels of SB 265, a new state law signed by former Gov. John Kasich in April 2019 that formally recognized pharmacists as providers throughout the state insurance code.
For kids with inherited high cholesterol, statins may be beneficial in adulthood
Initiation of statin therapy during childhood in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia slowed the progression of carotid intima–media thickness and reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that examined the long-term effect of statin therapy in children.
DEA says vaping devices will be accepted at Drug Take Back Day on Saturday
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, October 26. The event, held each spring and fall since it was enacted by DEA in 2014, is an opportunity for people in cities throughout the United States to safely dispose of prescription drugs, including opioids, in authorized disposal sites in their communities—including those placed in pharmacies.
Last-minute opioid deal could open door to bigger settlement
Monday's $260 million settlement between four drug companies and two Ohio counties clears the way for broader talks aimed at resolving thousands of opioid-addiction cases nationwide. For now, the deal will direct $215 million to Ohio's Cuyahoga and Summit counties from drug distributors McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen.