Press Releases


APhA, Physicians and Nurses Urge Bolstered Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data During COVID-19 Vaccinations

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association today joined two other leading national health care advocacy organizations to urge urged all health care professionals to redouble efforts to collect and report race and ethnicity data when administering COVID-19 vaccinations. 

In an open letter, APhA, the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association noted that improved data collection is critical to ensure access to vaccines in vulnerable populations and improving vaccine confidence.  The full text of the letter:

American Pharmacists Association Comment on Authorization of Janssen Vaccine: “We are Ready to Continue this Work”

WASHINGTON, DC – Statement from Scott J. Knoer, MS, PharmD, FASHP, executive vice president and CEO of the American Pharmacists Association, upon the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision today to authorize emergency use of Janssen Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine:

American Pharmacists Association Commends Executive Order to Strengthen Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) commends President Biden for signing the Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains to establish more resilient and secure supply chains for critical and essential goods, including pharmaceuticals. 

APhA supports the administration’s efforts to protect our nation’s drug supply and mitigate shortages of both finished drug products and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Ensuring an adequate drug supply during the COVID-19 public health emergency and beyond will enable pharmacists to continue caring for their patients without disruption.

American Pharmacists Association Launches Executive Residency Program; Names Six to Inaugural Class

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association announced today that six student pharmacists have been named to its 2021-2022 class of executive residencies for the association.

The APhA Executive Residency Program was designed to provide pharmacists with training and experience in the fundamentals of association management to support APhA’s vision, mission, and brand identity as the leading professional organization representing pharmacists in all practice settings. Residents contribute to APhA’s strategic priorities and operations through collaborations with staff teams across the organization.

Shannon Morrison Named CFO of the American Pharmacists Association

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced today that Shannon Morrison, CPA, has been selected to be the organization’s Chief Financial Officer, effective March 1, 2021.

Morrison will be responsible for all aspects of the financial affairs of APhA and the APhA Foundation, including banking, investment programs, financial management, budgeting, long-range planning and forecasting, financial analysis, and internal control systems. She will also have responsibility for the fiscal and operational oversight of the Association’s office building and related office lease operations, as well as APhA’s Administrative Services and Information Technology Departments.