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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.

American Pharmacists Association Announces Recipients of 2022 Awards and Honors

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the selection of recipients of the Professionwide Awards as part of the 2022 APhA Awards and Honors Program.

Leading Pharmacy Organizations Assert Pharmacists’ Fundamental Workplace Responsibilities and Rights

WASHINGTON, DC -- The boards of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) have released principles that outline the fundamental responsibilities and rights of pharmacists in workplace settings, to enable pharmacists to fulfill their professional responsibilities while serving their patients.

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