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WHO pauses trial of hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced it had temporarily halted its global trial of hydroxychloroquine, citing a new study that found a significantly higher risk of death among those taking it or the closely related drug chloroquine.
Moderna says initial COVID-19 vaccine results are positive
Preliminary results from the first human study of Moderna Inc.'s experimental coronavirus vaccine show the vaccine induced an immune response in some of the healthy volunteers who were vaccinated. In addition, the vaccine appears to be generally safe and well-tolerated, Moderna said.
As states rush to reopen, scientists fear a coronavirus comeback
Dozens of states are coming out of lockdown even as most have not met minimal criteria for doing so safely; some are reopening even as coronavirus cases rise. The much-feared "second wave" of infection may not wait until fall, many scientists say, and instead may become a storm of wavelets breaking unpredictably across the country.
CVS Health, Walgreens, and Rite Aid say they are focused on expanding coronavirus testing
Executives from CVS Health, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, and other companies joined President Donald Trump Monday at the White House to announce the next phase of testing for COVID-19. The companies laid out their plans, but some cautioned their timing and ability to ramp up will depend on having adequate supplies and lab capacity.
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.