November 5, 2019
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today expressed its support for a bill that will provide new opportunities to address drug shortages and improve care. The Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages (MEDS) Act, introduced by Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tina Smith (D-MN), aims to improve communications to pharmacists about drug shortages and mitigate the risks drug shortages pose to patient safety, among other benefits.
November 1, 2019
American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Chief Operating Officer Elizabeth Keyes was recognized by the Joint Federal Pharmacy Seminar (JFPS) leadership during its recent annual meeting in Dallas, for her support of federal pharmacy programs, including JFPS.
October 29, 2019
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) proudly represented the pharmacy profession today at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) “Patients over Paperwork” Initiative’s 2-year anniversary. The initiative is designed to reduce burdensome and unnecessary regulations and guidelines so that clinicians and providers can focus on their primary mission—improving patients’ health.
October 29, 2019
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has announced a call for nominations for the 2020 APhA Immunization Champion Awards. The APhA Immunization Champion Awards recognize individuals and organizations within the profession of pharmacy who have made extraordinary contributions towards improved vaccination rates within their communities.
American Heart Association recognizes the American Pharmacists Association for workplace health achievement
October 28, 2019
The results of the American Heart Association 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) achieved bronze level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. Health and well-being have always been at the center of APhA’s mission and core values. APhA, its staff, and members are focused on optimizing medication use and improving the health and well-being of patients and communities, including its workforce of the Association.
October 23, 2019
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) applauds the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) on its new consensus report Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being that was publicly released on October 23, 2019. The report outlines six goals that stakeholders should pursue to prevent and mitigate health care clinician burnout and foster professional well-being.
October 21, 2019
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.
Board of Pharmacy Specialties approves APhA to provide recertification tools for Board-Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacists
October 16, 2019
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
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
Sunday night's episode of John Oliver's Last Week Tonight on HBO included a segment on pharmacy compounding.