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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May 19, 2020
APhA-APPM, SIGs and APhA-APRS Announce 2020 Election Results
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the results of elections for the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS), Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM), and the APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
May 18, 2020
APhA Announces Results of 2020 Board Elections
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the election of Theresa Tolle, BPharm, FAPhA of Sebastian, FL, as 2021–2022 APhA President-elect. Tolle will succeed Sandra Leal, of Tucson, AZ, to the office of APhA President on March 21, 2022, at the conclusion of the 2022 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Antonio, Texas.
May 19, 2020
Until we meet again
This is my final blog as CEO of APhA. My successor, Dr. Scott Knoer, will be officially sworn in on June 1, and my last day is May 31. I “graduate” as APhA’s CEO in an unprecedented time of upheaval…0 comments
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Pharmacists can test for COVID-19 regardless of state regulations, HHS says
Your state prohibits pharmacists from ordering and administering COVID-19 tests? Think again, said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the General Counsel on Wednesday, May 20. An advisory opinion clarified that licensed pharmacists may order and administer COVID-19 tests even in states or localities that prohibit or effectively prohibit it.
Coronavirus revives debate over drug pricing
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on pharmaceutical companies' drug pricing decisions. Gilead Sciences has promised to give away its first production run of the antiviral therapy remdesivir and allow poor countries to make generics. Johnson & Johnson said it would sell its vaccine, now in trials, on a not-for-profit basis.
APhA coronavirus watch: OSHA takes small but notable steps toward protecting pharmacy workers
Heads up, pharmacy employers: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an alert listing safety tips to protect essential workers at pharmacies. Released May 14, 2020, it is OSHA’s first alert specifically recognizing pharmacy employees—but the recommendations are not binding.