Press Releases


Peter H. Vlasses to Receive Remington Honor Medal, Highest Honor in Pharmacy

WASHINGTON, DC – Peter Harris Vlasses, PharmD, DSc (Hon), FCCP, of Glen Ellyn, IL, was today announced as the recipient of the 2022 Remington Honor Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Vlasses has served in many roles throughout his accomplished career and is currently the Executive Director Emeritus of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) following his 20-year term as the ACPE Executive Director.

PBMs enjoy the benefit of status quo in Congress’ swing-and-a-miss on reducing prescription drug costs

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the public release of the Build Back Better Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is disappointed that Congress did not include provisions to rein in the excessive pricing gymnastics played by massive pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) within Medicaid managed care and Medicare Part D programs.

Pharmacies prepare to make COVID vaccines available to their communities

The American Pharmacists Association is committed to working with pharmacy teams, public health and other stakeholders following the decision of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  to recommend that children age 5 to 11 be vaccinated against COVID-19.

APhA Statement on Administration Plan to Vaccinate Children Age 5 to 11 Against COVID-19

The American Pharmacists Association supports the Biden administration’s efforts to implement a comprehensive plan to vaccinate children age 5 to 11 against COVID-19.

APhA joins pharmacy associations to offer condolences to families of pharmacist and two others killed in Maryland

The American Pharmacists Association joined the leaders and members of 16 other pharmacy organizations to extend its deepest condolences to the families of Brian and Kelly Robinette, of  Ellicott City, Md., and Rebecca Reynolds of Cumberland, Md. Police say Mr. Robinette, a community pharmacist, was killed by a sibling who was upset that Mr. Robinette was administering COVID-19 vaccines.