March 17, 2020
As the coronavirus continues to spread and impact Americans throughout the country, lawmakers are cutting red tape and clearing the way for frontline providers, such as pharmacists, to be a greater resource to patients during these troubling times.
APhA Urges Insurers, PBMs to Immediately Remove Barriers on Prescription Drug Refills for Coronavirus Preparedness
March 13, 2020
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is calling on all of the nation’s health insurers and pharmaceutical benefit managers (PBMs) to immediately remove/waive any administrative barriers on pharmacists and patients for access to early medication refills from their pharmacy of choice to ensure patients have the medications necessary for chronic diseases to address their needs during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
March 6, 2020
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) recommends that patients and/or caregivers ensure that they have adequate supplies of necessary medications to address their needs if not able to get to the pharmacy because of coronavirus.
February 27, 2020
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division addressing the impact vertical mergers are having on the pharmacy supply chain, medication pricing and patient access and choice. Vertical mergers, which combine two or more companies that operate at different levels in the same supply chain, have created a highly concentrated marketplace where only a few large Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM) control about three-quarters of all prescription claims, and integrated health care systems restrict access.
February 24, 2020
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Pharmacy Practice & Management (APhA–APPM) today announced the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) election slate for the 2019 APhA Elections. The APhA–APPM SIGs are member-driven groups focused on key areas of interest. Eight of the current 10 SIGs will hold an election in 2020.
February 21, 2020
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA), along with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), announced today they will file an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court of the United States...
February 20, 2020
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Pharmacy Practice & Management (APhA–APPM) and Academy of Pharmaceutical Research & Science (APhA–APRS) today announced the election slate for the 2020 APhA Elections.
APhA Former Board of Trustee Member Daniel Buffington named to the AMA’s Current Procedural Terminology Editorial Panel
February 19, 2020
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced that former Board of Trustee member Daniel Buffington, PharmD, MBA, will be the first pharmacist...
February 18, 2020
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the slate of candidates for its Board of Trustees, President-elect, and Honorary President. The elections for these positions will be held March 20–May 11, 2020. Association members will have the opportunity to meet the candidates at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in National Harbor, MD on March 20–23, 2020.
February 10, 2020
The American Pharmacists Association Board of Trustees is issuing the following public statement calling for more proactive steps to address this important public health and safety issue. CDC data indicate that nearly 40,000 Americans in 2017 died from firearm related incidents — more than the number who died in traffic accidents but fewer than deaths related to opioid use.