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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August 10, 2020
APhA: Transparency, Safety and Availability Must Be Core Principles for Strengthening America’s Drug Supply Chain
The reliability, quality and safety of our nation’s drug supply chain are essential to the nation’s security and health and well-being of the American public. Therefore, we welcome comprehensive federal efforts to improve the state of our drug supply chain, particularly at a time when our health care system is under extraordinary stress.
August 10, 2020
APhA Collaborates with Walmart to Provide Free Comprehensive Opioids Training Program for All U.S. Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Nationwide
As part of ongoing efforts to help curb our nation’s opioid epidemic, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has collaborated with Walmart to offer a free online training program on opioid stewardship to all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians around the country. The new resource for pharmacists is being launched at a time when parts of the country are experiencing increased opioid-related overdoses as access to social and treatment networks are disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
August 10, 2020
The executive order on rebates is a good first step, but don’t…
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Lawmakers urge FDA to temporarily clear e-cigarettes from market amid COVID-19 pandemic
U.S. lawmakers sent a letter to FDA calling on the agency to temporarily clear the market of all e-cigarettes for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter cites emerging research that suggests vaping or using e-cigarettes can come with an increased risk of being diagnosed with COVID-19 and suffering symptoms.
AHA says genetic testing for certain CV conditions can help guide decisions
The American Heart Association (AHA) believes that genetic testing can improve the understanding of a variety of inherited cardiovascular diseases and could help patients and health care providers make decisions, identify risks, and manage treatment.
Coronavirus cases in children rise sharply in the second half of July, with more than 97,000 infections
More than 97,000 U.S. children tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 2 weeks of July, more than a quarter of the total number of children diagnosed nationwide since March, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.