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HHS activates aid for uninsured Floridians needing medicine after Hurricane Michael
HHS News Release (10/18/18)
In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, HHS reports that thousands of Florida residents with no health insurance are eligible for free replacements of key medications that were lost or damaged in the storm. The Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP), managed by HHS' Office of the Assistant…
Oct 18, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Massachusetts expands access to opioid reversal medication
Associated Press (10/18/18)
Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts said Thursday the state Department of Health has issued a standing order for the distribution of naloxone. The order, mandated under a broader opioids bill the governor signed earlier this year, enables pharmacies across the state to dispense naloxone without a…
Oct 18, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care 2018
The American Pharmacists Association will host 8 offerings of APhA's The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care certificate training program in 2018. Supported by an educational grant from Merck and Novo Nordisk, APhA will conduct these special programs for a nominal fee of…
Jul 19, 2012 Basic page
Tools
Interactive tools and recent publications that can be used regularly or referenced to help pharmacists treat patients using opioids. DEA Take Back Day: October 27, 2018 (website collection site locator tool)  Opioid Overdose Reversal with Naloxone (NIDA) Opioid Overdose…
Feb 08, 2016 Basic page
Clinical Resources
A compilation of resources to help pharmacist decision-making and improve communication with patients, such as the Pharmacy Quality Alliance's Opioid Core Measure Set, warning signs related to prescribing and dispensing controlled substances, and medicines recommended for disposal by flushing…
Feb 08, 2016 Basic page
Training and Webinars
A collection of training, webinars, and learning archives, including Pathways to Safer Opioid Use (free, CPE credit), an immersive, interactive training tool designed using opioid-related recommendations. Other resources discuss topics such as abuse deterrent formulations, care of…
Feb 08, 2016 Basic page
State and Federal Developments
Resources that reflect developments regarding federal and state responses to the opioid epidemic, such as the Surgeon General's Spotlight on Opioids: Facing Addiction in America.  Opioid Prescribing by Specialty and Volume in the U.S. (CDC)  Surgeon General's Spotlight on…
Feb 08, 2016 Basic page
Opioid Use, Abuse and Misuse Resource Center
Share: Opioid Use, Abuse…
Jan 16, 2018 Landing Page
APhA Advocacy Issues
Provider status APhA’s provider status efforts seek to recognize pharmacists as integral members of the health care team and provide patients with access to and coverage for our quality patient care services. The Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (H.R. 592/S. 109) was…
Jul 30, 2012 Basic page
APhA Immunization Champion Awards
The American Pharmacists Association established these special awards in 2008 to recognize the value and extraordinary contributions pharmacists provide to improving the vaccination rates in their communities. Across the country, more than 320,000 pharmacists have completed training as…
Oct 02, 2015 Basic page