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 […]

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, […]

NASPA Welcomes New President Kelly Fine

NASPA is excited to announce its 2020 President, Kelly Fine. Kelly was sworn in to the President position on March 20, 2020 at the NASPA 2020 Virtual Spring Meeting. Kelly joined the Arizona Pharmacy Association as CEO in October 2011. A graduate of the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy, she came to Arizona in […]

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 […]