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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June 11, 2019
Pharmacy Profiles Launches the Nation’s First One-Stop Repository of Pharmacists’ Credentials and Professional Information
Pharmacy Profiles, the trusted and verified repository of the nation's pharmacist providers, today announces its nationwide launch. A subsidiary of the American Pharmacists Association, Pharmacy Profiles provides a one-stop repository of all of the professional information a pharmacist would need to achieve and maintain full recognition as a health care provider. It will support the nation's pharmacists in unlocking their full potential as trusted health care providers and members of the health care team.
June 10, 2019
APhA-APPM, Special Interest Groups and APhA-APRS Announce 2019 Election Results
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the results of elections for the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM), APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS). The newly elected APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS Officers will be installed at the 167th APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, DC, March 20-23, 2020. APhA-APPM SIG leaders will assume their new leadership roles immediately.
June 13, 2019
Chapter Two: Imagine the opportunities
Note from Tom: In honor of his emphasis on the power of stories to advance pharmacists’ professional status, APhA President Brad Tice is contributing a monthly guest blog on the topic. Enjoy the…0 comments
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Nearly one in four adults prescribed medications that may worsen heart failure
In 2016, the American Heart Association published a list of medications that potentially cause or worsen heart failure. A new study looks at the prevalence with which such medications are actually prescribed in this high-risk population by analyzing insurance claims data from 2011 to 2015 for adults aged 18 to 64 years who had at least one hospitalization for heart failure, outpatient visits for heart failure, or a combination of both. Of the 40,966 patients included in the study, 9,954 (24%) filled a prescription for a potentially harmful drug (PHD), such as naproxen, the investigators reported in the May issue of the American Journal of Cardiology.