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Moderna and Pfizer begin late-stage vaccine trials
NIH and the biotech firm Moderna report the first large study of the safety and effectiveness of a coronavirus vaccine in the United States began on Monday. The study, a Phase III clinical trial, will enroll 30,000 healthy people at about 89 sites around the country this summer.
Three coronavirus vaccine developers report promising initial results
Three of the world's leading coronavirus vaccine developers reported positive early results on Monday. Two of the vaccine developers—a partnership between Oxford University and AstraZeneca, and CanSino Biologics, a Chinese company—published their preliminary findings as peer-reviewed research in The Lancet.
Hospitals stock up on COVID-19 drugs to prepare for second wave in fall
U.S. hospitals are stocking up on drugs for treating COVID-19 in an effort to avoid another scramble for critical medications should a second wave of the virus threaten new drug shortages. Hospitals in New York and other areas that faced large numbers of COVID-19 patients earlier this year bought and used large amounts of drugs.
October 2, 2018
This American Pharmacists Month, tell the world that pharmacists…
Welcome to American Pharmacists Month 2018! On Tuesday, we enjoyed celebrating World Pharmacists Day. The event got tremendous attention on social media, so we send a shout out to all of you who took…0 comments
September 27, 2018
October is American Pharmacists Month
Monday marks first day of October and the start of American Pharmacists Month, a celebration in support of pharmacists around the country. The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) celebrates the accomplishments of pharmacists throughout the year but commemorates it during October by recognizing pharmacists’ contributions to health care and all they can do for their communities.
APhA is the leading advocate for the pharmacy profession and a driving force in creating opportunities for pharmacists to play a key role in integrated patient care, and ensuring the profession is recognized as essential in optimal medication use. We strive to make your job as a pharmacist easier, by providing the latest industry news, continuing education and professional development opportunities, practice tools, and more, so that you can focus on caring for your patients.