Surescripts Releases 2019 National Progress Report

Surescripts recently released its 2019 National Progress Report. Healthcare interoperability and enhanced information sharing continued to improve healthcare quality, safety and cost for U.S. patients and providers, according to the Surescripts 2019 National Progress Report. The nationwide health information network processed 19.15 billion secure transactions in 2019, while connecting 1.78 million healthcare professionals and organizations […]

Pharmacist Advocacy Groups Call for New Action to Enhance COVID-19 Patient Care 

Pharmacy organizations representing the interests of all pharmacists in the United States have released a joint set of policy recommendations critical to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.   The COVID-19 pandemic continues to put an enormous strain on our nation’s healthcare system, and the supply of qualified healthcare providers is becoming increasingly limited. Pharmacists are currently among those healthcare professionals on the front line, […]

Pharmacy Organizations Request Flexibility on Hand Sanitizer Compounding

NASPA, along with the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding, the American Pharmacists Association, and the National Community Pharmacists Association, sent a letter to the FDA this morning requesting clarification and flexibility related to compounding hand sanitizers and anticipating additional health emergency needs. “Our organizations welcome the opportunity to meet with FDA for regular productive and proactive […]

USP Compounding Resources for COVID19

From a USP Healthcare Quality & Safety Team email: “In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for garbing and personal protective equipment (PPE) and alcohol-based hand sanitizer is expected to outpace available supply. During this pandemic, USP supports State Boards and other regulators using risk-based enforcement discretion related to the implementation of […]

Pharmacy Groups Submit Comments to FDA Regarding Prescription Drug Importation

NASPA, in collaboration with other national pharmacy groups, submitted comments opposing the FDA’s proposed rule allowing wholesale importation of prescription drugs from Canada.  The joint comment letter from NASPA and other national pharmacy organizations, including the American Pharmacists Association, National Community Pharmacists Association, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, ASHP, and […]

Pharmacy Groups Urge “Fundamental Reshaping” of Healthcare Vertical Merger Policy

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Feb. 26, 2020) – The Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding, American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, and National Community Pharmacists Association collectively urged “reinvigorated and reimagined antitrust enforcement policy” in joint comments submitted today to the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division. […]