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To the over 300,000 practicing pharmacists working today:

Happy American Pharmacists Month!

As a pharmacist, the role you play in our health, our communities, and our lives has never been more crucial, more heroic, or more appreciated. This American Pharmacists Month, we thank you for standing by our patients throughout the pandemic and beyond.

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Emergency Action is Necessary to Provide Payment for Pharmacist Prescribing of Paxlovid

APhA needs your assistance to ensure you can effectively care for you patients. Reach out to your Member of Congress and Senators and ask them to take immediate action to provide adequate, appropriate, and fair payment for pharmacist consultations and services for prescribing Paxlovid.

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APhA’s Learning Library

We’re excited to announce the launch of the new APhA Learning Library! This new platform will make it easier than ever for you to get the education you need. Read about some key highlights of our new system.

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Community Pharmacy Workplace Summit

APhA is committed to facilitating meaningful dialogue between pharmacy management, pharmacy team members, and other stakeholders that result in improved workplaces, well-being, and ability to meet ethical obligations to patient safety.

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Ilisa Bernstein's Letter to the FDA Regarding Pharmacists Prescribing Oral COVID-19 Treatments

A letter from Interim CEO Ilisa Bernstein, PharmD, JD, FAPhA, to Dr. Robert Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on the importance of pharmacists being allowed to prescribe oral COVID-19 treatments.

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APhA Statement on Monkeypox PREP Act Declaration

(WASHINGTON, DC) Ilisa Bernstein, PharmD, JD, FAPhA, interim executive vice president and CEO of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) released the following statement regarding HHS Secretary Becerra signing a Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act declaration that grants pharmacists the authority to administer monkeypox vaccines.  

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