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New NEJM article can serve as diabetes medication resource New NEJM article can serve as diabetes medication resource

New NEJM article can serve as diabetes medication resource

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The list of medication options to treat patients who have diabetes grows continually longer and longer. A new clinical practice review article published April 1 by Rita Rastogi Kalyani, MD, in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), distills the newest trial results and guidelines into a systematic approach for the treatment of patients with diabetes. The NEJM article can serve as an up-to-date resource for health care practitioners on glucose-lowering therapies, particularly to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease for patients who have diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes are...
Shorter courses of antibiotics for patients, say new guidelines Shorter courses of antibiotics for patients, say new guidelines

Shorter courses of antibiotics for patients, say new guidelines

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New clinical guidelines promote shorter courses of antibiotics for the treatment of uncomplicated cases of pneumonia, urinary tract infection, cellulitis, COPD exacerbations, and acute bronchitis, according to updated recommendations from the American College of Physicians.   The new guidelines point out that a 5-day course of antibiotics usually works just as well as longer...

APhA Announces 2021 Immunization Champion Award Winners

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The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has selected eight recipients of its 2021 Immunization Champion Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary contributions toward improved vaccination rates within their communities.

“The APhA Immunization Champion Awards program helps us tell the story regarding pharmacists' and the pharmacy teams’ contributions to and impact on the health of communities and as valued members of the immunization neighborhood,” according to Mitchel Rothholz, RPh, MBA, APhA Chief Governance & State Affiliates and Executive Director, APhA Foundation.

“This year is the 13th anniversary for presentation of the award,” he said. “We applaud the more than 460,000 pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians trained to administer vaccines and who are making a difference in their communities, especially during these challenging days of COVID-19."

Nominees were evaluated based on the areas of impact, collaboration, originality, and overcoming challenges and creating opportunities for pharmacists. APhA also recognizes Merck, VaxServe, and Pfizer for their support of this program.

Pharmacists’ Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccines Continues to Grow

92% of Pharmacists Surveyed Have Been, or Plan to Be Vaccinated

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A nationwide survey of pharmacists has found that increasing percentages of pharmacists have been administered a COVID-19 vaccine, are more comfortable addressing vaccine hesitancy with patients, and are continuing to build necessary support staff at their practice location to safely offer a COVID-19 vaccine.

More than 9 in 10 pharmacists (92%) said they plan to or have been vaccinated against COVID-19, in a survey conducted recently by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Of these, 80% said they had received one dose, 9% had received two doses, and 3% planned to get a vaccine as soon as they can. This is the fourth survey APhA has conducted since September about pharmacists’ confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines. In its January 2021 survey, 51% reported they had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Our new look reflects APhA's style and personality

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APhA is putting a new face forward.

On the web
You might have noticed that APhA's website has been completely transformed and modernized.

The new pharmacist.com is clean, contemporary, and designed with our members’ needs in mind. You’re too busy to spend 5 minutes or even 10 seconds navigating an information obstacle course, so the next generation of pharmacist.com makes finding what you need a cinch. Our search function is first class. The uncrowded look means your online experience is simple and unfussy. It’s safe and accessible for people with disabilities. From education programs to practice resources to advocacy tools, everything APhA has to offer is a click away.

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