Career – WSPA Position Available

The Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) is seeking candidates for the position of Chief Executive Officer. Founded in 1890, the Washington State Pharmacy Association is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional trade association representing our member pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and pharmacies in all practice settings. The leadership of the WSPA is comprised of a CEO and […]

HHS Expands Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

The Department of Health and Human Services expanded access to the COVID-19 vaccine, authorizing pharmacists to order and administer the vaccine. “This action builds upon our Administration’s progress toward delivering a safe, effective, and widely available vaccine by 2021,” said Assistant Secretary for Health ADM Brett P. Giroir, MD said in the press release “Allowing […]

HHS Expands Access to Childhood Vaccines during COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a third amendment to the Declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to increase access to lifesaving childhood vaccines and decrease the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks as children across the United States return to daycare, preschool and school. “Today’s action […]

CDC Updates Guidance for Pharmacies and Pharmacists

The CDC has updated its guidance for pharmacies and pharmacy personnel.  As the CDC states: “This guidance applies to all pharmacy staff to minimize their risk of exposure to the virus and reduce the risk for customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a vital part of the healthcare system, pharmacies play an important role in […]

Guidance for Licensed Pharmacists, COVID-19 Testing, and Immunity Under the PREP Act

Related to the HHS announcement authorizing licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 tests, pharmacists are urged to review the “Guidance for Licensed Pharmacists, COVID-19 Testing, and Immunity Under the PREP Act” document prepared by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. Read Full Guidance For NASPA’s compilation of state actions related to the […]

HHS Statements on Authorizing Licensed Pharmacists to Order and Administer COVID-19 Tests

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health has issued new guidance under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act authorizing licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 tests that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized. HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement in their press release: “Giving pharmacists the authorization to […]