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Scott Knoer

APhA hails HHS announcement authorizing pharmacists to administer COVID-19 vaccines

APhA hails HHS announcement authorizing pharmacists to administer COVID-19 vaccines

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) authorized pharmacists and pharmacist interns to order and administer COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved or licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to all individuals age 3 or older. Pharmacist interns must do so while acting under the supervision of qualified pharmacist.

APhA to NASEM: Pharmacists should be in top-tier of providers of COVID-19 vaccine

APhA to NASEM: Pharmacists should be in top-tier of providers of COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — All pharmacists should be in the first tier of providers for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to ensure that pharmacists are able to continue providing critical care to their patients, said Scott Knoer, in testimony this week to a committee of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. The academy’s draft recommendations placed pharmacists

National pharmacy organizations urge governors to include community-based pharmacies in vaccination plans for COVID-19

National pharmacy organizations urge governors to include community-based pharmacies in vaccination plans for COVID-19

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – The fastest and surest way to immunize millions of Americans against COVID-19 is to enlist local pharmacists who see more patients per year than primary physicians, a group of national pharmacy organizations told the National Governors Association today. “To realize the positive outcomes hoped for, all community-based pharmacists and pharmacies must be part of

APhA and FIP call for continued WHO global support and cooperation in the fight against COVID-19

APhA and FIP call for continued WHO global support and cooperation in the fight against COVID-19

WASHINGTON —  The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) stand with front-line pharmacists around the world who are caring for patients and rely heavily on the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) during the COVID-19 global crisis. Global efforts for patient care support and access to safe and quality medical products,

APhA announces task force, campaign to address structural racism in pharmacy

APhA announces task force, campaign to address structural racism in pharmacy

WASHINGTON — The APhA board of trustees has taken a critical next step in addressing structural racism in pharmacy by appointing a diverse group of APhA members to provide input and guidance to the APhA board and staff. The task force will recommend actions driving short- and long-term strategies to eliminate racism, discrimination, injustice, and

The APhA and APhA Foundation join national organizations to promote pharmacists-patient care

The APhA and APhA Foundation join national organizations to promote pharmacists-patient care

WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and APhA Foundation joined 20 other organizations comprised of patients, healthcare providers, public health, payers and purchasers, in support of the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention’s Value & Access Initiative by signing a Joint Policy Statement, including recommendations that will expand access to care options

PTCB adds Al Carter and Scott Knoer to its board of governors

PTCB adds Al Carter and Scott Knoer to its board of governors

WASHINGTON — The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), the leading certifying organization for pharmacy technicians, welcomes Lemrey “Al” Carter, effective May 14, and Scott Knoer on June 1, as members of the PTCB board of governors. We are excited to welcome Al Carter and Scott Knoer as new members of our board of governors,” said William Schimmel, PTCB executive director