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APhA welcomes CMS’ proposed elimination of retroactive DIR fees in potential win for patients and pharmacies

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is pleased to see provisions in a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule that would eliminate pharmaceutical benefit managers’ (PBMs’) use of retroactive direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees

FDA’s Decision to Block Pharmacists from Ordering COVID-19 Oral Antivirals Will Hurt COVID Positive Patients, National Pharmacy Groups Warn

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today issued the following statement in response to the FDA’s decision to authorize the Pfizer COVID-19 oral antiviral but specifically prevent pharmacists from writing the prescriptions:

APhA: Pharmacist burnout hits breaking point, impacting patient safety

The Board of Trustees of the American Pharmacists Association issued the following statement today:

We have heard loud concerns of overwhelmed pharmacists in busy pharmacies. We have also heard of potential pharmacist protests to their employers in the form of a sickout.

Pharmacy organizations update Oath of a Pharmacist

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Board of Directors and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Board of Trustees have approved updates to the profession’s Oath of a Pharmacist to incorporate contemporary language and address diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.

APhA Announces 2022 Immunization Champion Award Winners

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has selected eight recipients of its 2022 Immunization Champion Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary contributions toward improved vaccination rates within their communities.

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