Associations News

NACDS Launches Vaccine Campaign as Flu Season Looms

September 02, 2020

NACDS is launching a nationwide awareness campaign on the importance of getting the flu vaccine this fall.

Coronavirus News Roundup: FDA Issues EUA for Rapid Antigen Test, ASHP Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Guidelines

August 28, 2020

Here's the coronavirus-related news from this week that you should know.

NCPA Urges Investigation of Mail Order Prescription Plans After USPS Delays

August 28, 2020

In the letter, NCPA stated that investigations should probe problems associated with mail order prescription plans.

NACDS Urges Further State Action to Affirm Pharmacist-Administered Childhood Vaccinations

August 27, 2020

NACDS is urging states to provide clarity on pharmacist-provided childhood vaccinations, and enhance overall patient access to vaccines.

ASHP Outlines Tenets for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout and Oversight

August 27, 2020

ASHP issued its recommended principles for the development, distribution, allocation, and oversight of an eventual COVID-19 vaccine.

NACDS to CMS: Fix Pharmacy Reimbursement Rate Calculations for Drug Discount Cards

August 14, 2020

NACDS is urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to change how pharmacy reimbursement rates are calculated for drug discount cards.

2020 NCPA Annual Convention Will be Held As Virtual Meeting

August 13, 2020

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) announced today its 2020 NCPA Annual Convention will be held virtually, October 18-19, 2020.

APhA, Walmart Provide Free Opioid Training to Pharmacists, Technicians

August 12, 2020

In a collaborative effort, the American Pharmacists Association and Walmart are offering free online training on opioid stewardship to all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Coalition of Health Groups Push for Pharmacist Provider Status

August 07, 2020

In an open letter, several health organizations urged the Trump Administration and Congress to recognize pharmacists as medical providers.

2020 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting to Go Virtual

July 31, 2020

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) announced plans to hold the 2020 Midyear Clinical Meeting in December as an all-virtual experience.

Pharmacy Groups: DIR Fee Reform Needed in Drug Pricing Executive Order

July 30, 2020

NACDS, APhA, NCPA, and others warn that overlooking DIR fee reform will be detrimental to pharmacy viability.

APhA Urges American Public to Wear Masks, Keep Social Distancing

July 30, 2020

In an open letter, the American Pharmacist Association’s (APhA) Board of Trustees called for Americans to continue following public health guidelines.

Pharmacy Groups Push for Pharmacy-Centered Assistance in HEALS Act

July 29, 2020

Several pharmacy organizations have stressed that the next coronavirus economic relief package should include provisions directed toward pharmacies.

APhA Pushes for Pharmacist Provider Status to Expand COVID-19 Testing

July 27, 2020

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) urged Congress to take immediate action to expand coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing services by granting pharmacists temporary provider status.

NCPA Letter to Trump Urges for DIR Reform to Lower Drug Prices

July 23, 2020

In a letter to President Trump, NCPA CEO explained that failure to implement sweeping DIR fee reform would be detrimental to independent community pharmacies and their patients.

FIP Advocates for Expanding Pharmacists’ Roles in Immunization Globally

July 23, 2020

A global pharmacy organization is aiming to help pharmacists expand their role in immunization via a new resource.

HHS Invites NACDS to Join Federal Vaccine Consultation Panel

July 21, 2020

The Federal Vaccine Consultation Panel will allow industry leaders to share the questions, concerns, and needs of their constituencies related to the development and distribution planning of a COVID-19 vaccine.

NCPA Launches “Essential” Campaign to Shed Light on COVID-19 Relief Package Pitfalls

July 15, 2020

The campaign advocates for improvements to the next COVID-19 relief package, including expanded protections and roles for community pharmacists.

National Association of Specialty Pharmacy Releases Agenda for Fifth Annual Specialty Pharmacy Law Conference

July 10, 2020

The conference will take place virtually in conjunction with the eighth NASP Annual Meeting & Expo Virtual Experience