NASPA Welcomes New Staff

NASPA is excited to welcome Savannah Cunningham as a Summer Intern starting this week!  Savannah is a second-year student pharmacist at Mercer University College of Pharmacy in Atlanta, GA. She is originally from Murfreesboro, TN and graduated with a biology degree from Lipscomb University in 2018. Savannah currently serves as the President of Mercer’s APhA-ASP […]

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 […]

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, […]