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American Pharmacists Association

Obama rallies public/private efforts vs. drug abuse

Obama rallies public/private efforts vs. drug abuse

WASHINGTON — The pharmacy industry is doing its part to help stem the tide of prescription drug abuse and heroin use as part of wide-ranging, public- and private-sector efforts announced this week by President Barack Obama. At a community forum in Charleston, W.Va., Obama and administration officials highlighted the need to change prescribing practices for

Provider status bill builds momentum

Provider status bill builds momentum

WASHINGTON — Congressional support continues to mount for the pharmacy industry’s push for pharmacists to be designated as health care providers. The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) reported that a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives now support the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (H.R. 592), or the so-called provider status bill. Overall,

APhA COO appointed interim executive director of APhA Foundation

APhA COO appointed interim executive director of APhA Foundation

WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Keyes, chief operating officer of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), has been named as interim executive director of the APhA Foundation with the departure of Mindy Smith. APhA said this week that Smith is joining the executive team at PrescribeWellness, a provider of community pharmacy and patient care solutions. Keyes is slated

Pharmacy groups ask FDA to delay product tracing deadline

Pharmacy groups ask FDA to delay product tracing deadline

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) have asked the Food and Drug Administration to delay enforcement of a July 1 product tracing deadline for dispensers of pharmaceuticals. In a letter this week to the FDA’s Office of Compliance, the three

Cardinal, APhA present 2015 GenerationRx Awards

Cardinal, APhA present 2015 GenerationRx Awards

DUBLIN, Ohio — The Cardinal Health Foundation and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) recently honored pharmacists for their efforts in preventing misuse of prescription drugs. At the APhA 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, the Cardinal Health Foundation and APhA presented the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) GenerationRx Awards, which recognize

APhA website supports provider status push

It might behoove pharmacy industry stakeholders to take a look at the American Pharmacists Association’s “new and improved” PharmacistsProvideCare.com website. Developed for APhA’s “Pharmacists Provide Care” campaign, the relaunched site supports the pharmacy industry’s efforts to attain health provider status for pharmacists under federal law and to promote patient access to and coverage of pharmacist-provided patient care services. PharmacistsProvideCare.com serves