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Human Rights Campaign and American Pharmacists Association Release New Guide on Trans Inclusion for Pharmacies on Trans Day of Visibility Read more

Human Rights Campaign and American Pharmacists Association Release New Guide on Trans Inclusion for Pharmacies on Trans Day of Visibility

WASHINGTON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) released a new guide for pharmacies on transgender and gender-diverse inclusion, “Providing Inclusive Care and Services for the Transgender and Gender Diverse Community: A Pharmacy Resource Guide.” The guide, released on International Transgender Day of Visibility, serves as an educational tool and a resource to pharmacists and pharmacy staff on how to be inclusive to transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse patients.

APhA Congratulates New HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Read more

APhA Congratulates New HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra

Statement from Scott J. Knoer, MS, PharmD, FASHP, executive vice president and CEO of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), on the confirmation of Xavier Becerra as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS):

“On behalf of our nation’s pharmacists, APhA congratulates new HHS Secretary Becerra.

Pharmacists stand ready to work with the Secretary, HHS, and the Biden administration to address the critical health care issues facing our nation.

American Pharmacists Association Names Building Annex in Honor of John A. Gans, 11th CEO of APhA Read more

American Pharmacists Association Names Building Annex in Honor of John A. Gans, 11th CEO of APhA

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced at its annual meeting this week that its building annex in Washington, DC, has been named for John A. Gans, the association’s executive vice president and chief executive officer from 1989 to 2009.

“This building became a reality because of Dr. Gans’ visionary thinking, and constant and tenacious leadership,” said Scott J. Knoer, MS, PharmD, FASHP, the current executive vice president and CEO of APhA. “Today, this building is the home of American pharmacy, and provides the association with a solid financial foundation to continue its work on behalf of our members and the profession of pharmacy.”

John A. Gans, PharmD, was APhA’s 11th executive vice president and chief executive officer for 20 years. During his term, membership tripled and revenues increased eight-fold, and he was a major catalyst in the transformation of the pharmacy profession. He is Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences.

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