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California OKs pharmacists to dispense HIV prevention medications
Gov. Gavin Newsom of California on Monday signed legislation enabling pharmacists in the state to dispense HIV prevention drugs to patients without a doctor's prescription. Advocates of Senate Bill 159 say California is the first state to authorize pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) without prescriptions.
Federal prosecutors conducting criminal probe of Juul
Federal prosecutors in California are reportedly conducting a criminal probe into e-cigarette maker Juul Labs. The investigation by the U.S. attorney's office of the Northern District of California is said to be in its early stages, and the focus of the probe has not been learned.
Purdue Pharma looks to extend bankruptcy shield to Sacklers
Hours after seeking bankruptcy protection for the company Sunday night, Purdue Pharma's lawyers said they would ask a judge to issue an injunction that would halt legal hostilities from attorneys general who will not sign on to a settlement the drugmaker has offered.
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.