APhA: Transparency, Safety and Availability Must Be Core Principles for Strengthening America’s Drug Supply Chain
August 10, 2020
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.
APhA Collaborates with Walmart to Provide Free Comprehensive Opioids Training Program for All U.S. Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Nationwide
August 10, 2020
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.
July 30, 2020
Citing the continued rise in the numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, the Board of Trustees of the American Pharmacists Association today urged the American public to take the simple actions that save lives: “Wash your hands often, avoid close contact through physical distancing, and wear a face covering.”
July 28, 2020
APhA issues statement from Scott J. Knoer, MS, PharmD, FASHP, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Pharmacists Association, following the release of the HEALS Act.
APhA Urges Congress to Authorize Pharmacists’ COVID Testing and Immunization Services under Medicare in Next Pandemic Bill
July 24, 2020
In a letter delivered today to the majority and minority leaders of Congress, the American Pharmacists Association requested immediate action to address the growing need to expand COVID-19 testing and immunization services by providing all pharmacists with temporary provider status in Medicare Part B.
American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Call for Continued WHO Global Support and Cooperation in the Fight Against COVID-19
July 8, 2020
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) stand with front-line pharmacists around the world who are caring for patients and rely heavily on the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) during the COVID-19 global crisis. Global efforts for patient care support and access to safe and quality medical products, among other support, are essential and cannot be compromised.
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Collaborates with American Pharmacists Association To Develop Immunization Credential Program for Pharmacy Technicians
June 29, 2020
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), the nation’s leading certifying organization for pharmacy technicians, is pleased to announce a collaboration with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) to provide pharmacy technician credentialing in immunization delivery to those completing the APhA/Washington State University Pharmacy-Based Immunization Administration by Pharmacy Technicians program.
June 22, 2020
The APhA Board of Trustees has taken a critical next step in addressing structural racism in pharmacy by appointing a diverse group of APhA members to provide input and guidance to the APhA Board and staff. The task force will recommend actions driving short- and long-term strategies to eliminate racism, discrimination, injustice, and the marginalization of individuals within the profession and communities that APhA members serve.
Citing patient safety value, APhA and NCPA strongly object to Wall Street Journal editorial calling pharmacists “needless middlemen”
June 18, 2020
On June 15, the chief executives of the American Pharmacists Association and the National Community Pharmacists Association send the following letter to the editors of the Wall Street strongly objecting to the Journal’s June 12 editorial, “Letting the Docs Dispense.”
American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and APhA Foundation Join National Organizations to Promote Pharmacists-Patient Care
June 17, 2020
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and APhA Foundation, today, joined 20 other organizations comprised of patients, healthcare providers, public health, payers and purchasers, in support of the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention’s Value & Access Initiative by signing a Joint Policy Statement, including recommendations that will expand access to care options for patients nationwide, especially in underserved or otherwise vulnerable populations.