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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 APhA said Thursday that more than 300 members of its House of Delegates voted to move away from outdated dosing cups and teaspoons in favor of oral syringes and cups with metric system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

Walgreens teams up with CDC to fight Zika virus

Walgreens teams up with CDC to fight Zika virus

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help prevent the spread of the Zika virus in Puerto Rico. The drug chain said Monday that all 120 of its drug stores in Puerto Rico will allocate space to provide information on CDC-recommended steps to avoid contracting the