Press Releases


APhA Joins NCPA Suit Against Backdoor Pharmacy Fees

Litigation aims to overturn HHS rules allowing pharmacy benefit managers to wring fees out of pharmacies and consumers long after the point of sale

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today joined the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) as an equal partner in a federal lawsuit challenging a confusing scheme of retroactive fees imposed on pharmacies and, indirectly, their patients.

Pharmacy Associations Applaud Introduction of Bill Expanding Medicare Patients’ Access to Pharmacist Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) today praised the introduction of legislation that would give tens of millions of Medicare patients in medically underserved communities access to critically needed primary health care services delivered by pharmacists.

APhA Announces 2021 Immunization Champion Award Winners

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has selected eight recipients of its 2021 Immunization Champion Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary contributions toward improved vaccination rates within their communities.

Pharmacists’ Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccines Continues to Grow

92% of Pharmacists Surveyed Have Been, or Plan to Be Vaccinated

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A nationwide survey of pharmacists has found that increasing percentages of pharmacists have been administered a COVID-19 vaccine, are more comfortable addressing vaccine hesitancy with patients, and are continuing to build necessary support staff at their practice location to safely offer a COVID-19 vaccine.

More than 9 in 10 pharmacists (92%) said they plan to or have been vaccinated against COVID-19, in a survey conducted recently by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Of these, 80% said they had received one dose, 9% had received two doses, and 3% planned to get a vaccine as soon as they can. This is the fourth survey APhA has conducted since September about pharmacists’ confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines. In its January 2021 survey, 51% reported they had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

APhA Names Dr. Rafael Saenz Chief of Staff

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced today that it has named Rafael Saenz, PharmD, MS, FASHP, as Chief of Staff of the association. Dr. Saenz will have oversight for membership and member relations, health systems and international strategy, meetings and expositions, publications and periodicals, communications and marketing, and creative services.

Dr. Saenz received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, and his Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Wisconsin, while concurrently completing the Pharmacy Administration Residency Program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital.