Pharmacy News

Saturday morning at APhA2021 Virtual: Pharmacists are “the active ingredients” for change

APhA2021 Virtual’s Second General Session was all about pharmacists positioning themselves as key agents of change: rededicating to vulnerable patients, operationalizing COVID-19’s lessons, mining the wisdom of visionaries, and reevaluating traditional notions of achievement.

Biden directs states to make all adults eligible for vaccine by May 1

President Biden told the nation Thursday night that all U.S. adults will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination by May 1, regardless of age, occupation, or health status. In the televised remarks, he set a target of allowing Americans to gather safely for small Independence Day celebrations.

In an era of digital health, where do pharmacists fit in?

During APhA’s inaugural DigitalHealth.Rx Summit, experts spoke about the ways in which pharmacy can integrate digital health technologies as well as how pharmacists can lead this technological revolution for health care. The summit, chaired by Parisa Vatanka, PharmD, CTTS, senior director of corporate alliances at APhA, took place on March 11 and coincided with APhA2021 Virtual, which runs from March 12th to the 15th.

In a year like no other, pharmacists gather virtually for APhA2021

Did you know that the base of the flagpole that sits outside the entrance of the APhA Headquarters building in Washington, DC, is dedicated to pharmacists who have lost their lives in wars?

APhA2021: Federal Pharmacy Forum brought forces together

The 21st Annual APhA Federal Pharmacy Forum’s opening ceremony and education sessions were held Friday, March 12, in conjunction with APhA2021 Virtual. Approximately 85 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians attended from the U.S. Army (USA), Navy (USN), Air Force (USAF), Coast Guard (USCG), Public Health Service (USPHS), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the Defense Health Agency (DHA). Student pharmacists and others also attended, and approximately 14 supporting industry partners exhibited.