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APhA launches Leadership360 Institute

APhA launches Leadership360 Institute

WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has unveiled the Leadership360 Institute, an educational program to help pharmacists enhance their leadership and management skills. Institute participants can sign up for any or all of the three Leadership tracks, including Lead360, Mentor360 and Manage360. Each track will offer programs to help pharmacists excel in their individual

APhA says Tom Price grasps pharmacists’ role

APhA says Tom Price grasps pharmacists’ role

Rep. Tom Price (R., Ga.) had a tense confirmation hearing in the Senate last week for his nomination by President Donald Trump as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). But he got a thumbs-up from the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) on at least one count: pharmacists’ place in the U.S. health

Congressmen go to bat for pharmacy

Congressmen go to bat for pharmacy

(*Note: Segment begins at 00:21 of clip. Video courtesy of C-Span.) Earlier this week, several congressman voice their support for the pharmacy profession on the floor of the House of Representatives, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) reported. Speaking during an hour-long Special Order on pharmacy issues, Rep. Earl “Buddy” Carter (R., Ga.) — the only

Pharmacy groups advocate USP standards for biologics

Pharmacy groups advocate USP standards for biologics

WASHINGTON — A coalition of pharmacy industry organizations has asked congressional leaders to weigh proposals that would free certain biologic drugs from adherence to U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) standards. This week, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and eight other groups sent a letter to the chairman and ranking members of key House and Senate committees expressing

APhA brings pharmacy students to the Hill

APhA brings pharmacy students to the Hill

WASHINGTON — Over the weekend, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) gave pharmacy students an opportunity for their voices to be heard on Capitol Hill. The APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), supported by Rite Aid, Cardinal Health and Amgen, hosted leadership and professional development programming in Washington, D.C., for 240 pharmacy students. Running Friday to

APhA hails lawmakers’ support of provider status bill

APhA hails lawmakers’ support of provider status bill

WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) applauded remarks by two congressmen in support of pharmacist provider status legislation. APhA said Reps. Ron Kind (D., Wis.) and Todd Young (R., Ind.) issued statements this week to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health calling for pharmacists to have a bigger role in health care.

Walgreens, APhA take aim at substance abuse

Walgreens, APhA take aim at substance abuse

WASHINGTON — Walgreens has teamed up with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) to battle prescription drug abuse. Through the collaboration, the APhA Institute on Alcoholism and Drug Dependencies will continue to offer a substance abuse education program for pharmacists and student pharmacists. The four-day educational program, which will provide pharmacy professionals with key information and

Cardinal, APhA honor pharmacy schools for efforts against Rx abuse

Cardinal, APhA honor pharmacy schools for efforts against Rx abuse

DUBLIN, Ohio — Student pharmacists from across the country and a clinical professor of pharmacy were honored by the Cardinal Health Foundation, Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and American Pharmacists Association (APhA) for their efforts in preventing prescription medication abuse and misuse. Cardinal Health said Friday that the recognitions are part of Generation Rx,

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,

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