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 […]

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

Several days ago, the Trump Administration announced aggressive actions and regulatory flexibilities to help healthcare providers and states respond to and contain the spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking several actions following President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency due to COVID-19 earlier today. […]

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. […]

Pharmacy Groups Unite to Fight PBMs in Landmark Supreme Court Case

Alexandria, VA (February 21, 2020) – The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA), along with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), announced today they will file an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in support of a […]

NASPA and Upsher-Smith Honor 44 Pharmacists

The National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC, and the state pharmacy associations are proud to honor the 44 pharmacists selected as Excellence in Innovation award winners in 2019.  All 40 winners, recognized for their outstanding contributions to the pharmacy profession, can be seen on the press release. “The National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations […]