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 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 7, 2019
JFPS 2019: Sharing the vision in pharmacy
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) will host the 2019 Joint Federal Pharmacy Seminar (JFPS 2019) October 27–30, 2019 in Dallas. JFPS 2019 will focus its education and training sessions on health and readiness, with an emphasis on ensuring that service members are mentally and physically prepared to conduct all military operations.
October 1, 2019
It’s American Pharmacists Month, so get ready for your close-up!
Happy American Pharmacists Month! In this blog, you’ll find the theme, resources, stories, and encouragement to include pharmacy technicians in your celebration. World Pharmacists Day last…0 comments
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Outrage among new pharmacists after cheating scandal upends licensing exam results
California officials have invalidated more than 1,000 pharmacists' test scores because of cheating on a state exam, a move that has caused an uproar among pharmacists who say they have lost wages and job opportunities as a result.
Drug giants close in on a $50 billion settlement of opioid cases
Drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson Corporation, as well as manufacturers Johnson & Johnson and Teva, have reportedly agreed with multiple states on a framework to resolve thousands of opioid cases with a settlement worth approximately $50 billion in cash and addiction treatments.
Drug distributors in talks to settle opioid litigation for $18 billion
Three major drug distributors—McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, and Cardinal Health—are reportedly in negotiations to pay $18 billion to settle litigation brought by state and local governments blaming them for fueling the opioid crisis.
Pharmacists in California authorized to dispense HIV prevention meds without prescription
California became the first state to authorize pharmacists to dispense HIV prevention medications, including both pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and postexposure prophylaxis (PEP), without a physician’s prescription. The groundbreaking legislation was made official on October 7 after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 159.