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American Pharmacists Association

APhA votes for new policy on liquid medicine dosing

APhA votes for new policy on liquid medicine dosing

WASHINGTON —  The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) plans to adopt a new policy on the labeling and measurement of oral liquid medications. APhA said Thursday that more than 300 members of its House of Delegates voted to move away from outdated dosing cups and teaspoons in favor of oral syringes and cups with metric system

APhA backs CDC guidelines on opioid prescribing

APhA backs CDC guidelines on opioid prescribing

WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has voiced its support of final guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that aim to help prescribers improve the care and safety of patients being treated for chronic pain. APhA said late Tuesday that the CDC recommendations are directed at primary care clinicians who prescribe

APhA launches online opioid resource center

APhA launches online opioid resource center

WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has gone live with an online resource center to serve as a one-stop shop for pharmacists who want to learn more about opioid use, abuse and misuse. The Resource Center, accessed via the APhA website, will help educate pharmacists by identifying learning opportunities, highlighting clinical and patient resources,

New public-private partnership taking aim at Rx abuse

WASHINGTON — President Obama highlighted the need to change prescribing practices for opioid medications, channel more resources for addiction treatment and facilitate access to naloxone, a drug that helps prevent overdose deaths. “More Americans now die every year from drug overdoses than they do from motor vehicle crashes. The majority of those overdoses involve legal

Industry mourns passing of FMI’s Cathy Polley

Industry mourns passing of FMI’s Cathy Polley

ARLINGTON, Va. — Cathy Polley, vice president of health and wellness at the Food Marketing Institute and executive director of the FMI Foundation, died earlier this week after a long battle with cancer. A registered pharmacist, Polley during the course of her career emerged as a leading advocate for the profession. In overseeing FMI’s health

Workshop to explore quality ratings in Rx

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) will co-host a one-day pharmacy quality ratings workshop with the American Pharmacists Association, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the National Community Pharmacists Association and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations. The program will be held at the Westin Hotel in Old Town Alexandria, Va., on November 9.

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