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.
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
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
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,
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
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
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
WASHINGTON — Scott Knoer was sworn in Monday as the 13th chief executive officer and executive vice president of the American Pharmacists Association, during a virtual ceremony witnessed by APhA members and staff. “Being sworn in as the leader of this storied organization is the greatest honor of my life. Guiding our profession through a