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Ilisa Bernstein

APhA warns pharmacists and patients about COVID-19 test, product scams

APhA warns pharmacists and patients about COVID-19 test, product scams

WASHINGTON —  The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) cautions pharmacists and the public to be wary of fraudulent COVID-19 products and scams being offered online or through other channels during the pandemic. APhA issued on Monday guidance to protect pharmacists and patients from frauds and scams. APhA’s new guidance highlights red flags that should raise concern

APhA urges insurers, PBMs to remove barriers on Rx refills for COVD-19 preparedness

APhA urges insurers, PBMs to remove barriers on Rx refills for COVD-19 preparedness

WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is calling on all of the nation’s health insurers and pharmaceutical benefit managers (PBMs) to immediately remove/waive any administrative barriers on pharmacists and patients for access to early medication refills to ensure patients have the medications necessary for chronic diseases to address their needs during the ongoing coronavirus

APhA names Bernstein SVP, pharmacy practice and government affairs

APhA names Bernstein SVP, pharmacy practice and government affairs

WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has named Ilisa Bernstein, as its new senior vice president of pharmacy practice and government affairs, effective October 14. Bernstein will be responsible for leading implementation of the association’s strategies related to professional affairs, pharmacy practice, advocacy, and government affairs. Bernstein has over 30 years of experience advocating