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COVID-19 drug remdesivir to cost $3,120 for typical patient
Gilead Sciences announced Monday that it expects to charge U.S. hospitals $3,120 for a typical COVID-19 patient who requires its drug remdesivir. Gilead will start charging for the drug in July, but federal and state officials will continue to determine which hospitals receive it.
Lawmakers push COVID-19 bills to prevent price gouging, track federal funds used to discover drugs
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced a pair of bills Monday that would prohibit drug makers from price gouging and also require all taxpayer-funded COVID-19 research to be recorded in a federal database.
Study: Global lockdowns, other measures averted half-billion COVID-19 cases
A peer-reviewed study from the Global Policy Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley, published Monday in Nature, found that emergency health measures taken in six countries prevented approximately 530 million COVID-19 infections, of which 62 million would probably have been "confirmed cases." Researchers examined the effects
APhA swears in Scott Knoer as CEO
Scott Knoer, MD, was sworn in Monday as chief executive officer and executive vice president of APhA. "Being sworn in as the leader of this storied organization is the greatest honor of my life," Knoer said during a virtual ceremony witnessed by APhA members and staff.
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.