CDC Covid-19 Vaccine Announcement

Today, HHS public health and medical experts released a joint statement on the plan for COVID-19 booster doses. HHS, CDC, and FDA continue to study data to understand how long vaccine protection lasts. The authorized COVID-19 vaccines continue to effectively reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, even against the highly prevalent Delta […]

Vaccine Documentary Available to Stream!

National Vaccine Documentary THIS WILL BE AVAILABLE LOCALLY: WHUT (DC) – Monday, 9/13 at 9:00am  Thursday, 9/30  at 10:00am Falsehood flies and the truth comes limping after, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over and the tale has had its effect.” – Jonathan Swift, 1710 “This […]

WDCPhA Updates Constitution and Bylaws

The Association convened at our Mid-year meeting on Sunday, July 25, 2021.  At this membership assembly we ratified the new Constitution and Bylaws document by a majority vote of the members present.  You can read the new document below. We thank everyone for their participation and we look forward to continuing our forward progress.  Come […]

Free CE: FDA’s Role in Public Health: Drug Efficacy, Safety, Quality, and Beyond

FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research is announcing an updated online continuing education (CE) course titled “FDA’s Role in Public Health: Drug Efficacy, Safety, Quality, and Beyond.”  The course provides an overview of the FDA drug regulatory process and the science that supports the FDA mission. It includes topics such as: New drug development […]

Study Outlines Significant Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Childhood Vaccination Rates

Childhood vaccination rates in Texas showed a sharp decline during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in Vaccine. The researchers used data from a statewide immunization registry to determine how immunization rates changed over a 10-year period for children at 4 age milestones: 1 month, 5 months, 16 months, and 24 months. They also […]

Expert: Pharmacists Are ‘The Heroes of 2021,’ Leading the Charge on Helping to Heal Our Nation

Health care affordability and the prevention of drug abuse are critically important to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), making these topics the focus of a discussion led by Steven C. Anderson, FASAE, CAE, IOM, president and CEO, NACDS, during a session at the NACDS 2021 Annual Meeting. This year, Anderson noted that […]

This Saturday is Drug Take Back Day!

Watch this quick video from Miss America (and pharmacy student!) Camille Schrier reminding everyone that this Saturday, April 24 is #DEATakeBack! The DEA is holding its 20th Take Back Day on April 24th for unused prescription medications. In the last 10 years, the DEA has collected over 6,800 tons of prescription medications total during their […]

Breaking News: CDC Halts J&J Vaccine

Breaking news: Federal health agencies have called for an immediate pause in use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID19 vaccine after six clotting cases in the U.S., in which one woman has died. Nearly 7 million people in the U.S. have received Johnson & Johnson shots so far, and about 9 million more doses have […]