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 […]

Input Requested: Pharmacists’ Responsibilities and Rights

APhA and NASPA are requesting input from pharmacists on Pharmacist’s Fundamental Responsibilities and Rights, a guidance document outlining pharmacists’ responsibilities and workplace expectations. Virtual town halls will be held on Tuesday, April 6 and Wednesday, April 7 – Both at 5:00 pm ET. If you are unable to attend, you can email comments to When […]