Posted by: audreybenenati | May 25, 2010

Pharmacist.com | APhA Announces New Policies Adopted By House of Delegates


Actions range from adopting new policies to reflect cutting edge technology to updating a decades-old policy

Washington, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) released today its report on new policies adopted by its House of Delegates at the APhA2010 Annual Meeting held in March in Washington, DC.  The topics of the new policies include: pharmacogenomics, e-prescribing, personal health records, prescription transfer coupons, sale of tobacco products in pharmacies, and introductory pharmacy practice experiences for student pharmacists.

“Several of the subjects such as pharmacogenomics and e-prescribing, are at the forefront of the healthcare debate today,” said APhA CEO and Executive Vice President Thomas Menighan.  “Adoption of these policies ensures that the Association remains current and its policies reflect the cutting edge in pharmacy and healthcare practice.  While the tobacco policy, which has been in place for the last 40 years, has been strengthened and is our most comprehensive stance to date.”…

Discontinuation of the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies and facilities that include pharmacies
1.APhA urges pharmacies and facilities that include pharmacies to discontinue the sale of tobacco products.
2.APhA urges the federal government and state governments to limit participation in government-funded prescription programs to pharmacies that do not sell tobacco products.
3.APhA urges state boards of pharmacy to discontinue issuing and renewing licenses to pharmacies that sell tobacco products and to pharmacies that are in facilities that sell tobacco products.
4.APhA urges colleges of pharmacy to only use pharmacies that do not sell tobacco products as experience sites for thir students.
5.APhA urges the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to adopt the position that college-administered pharmacy experience programs should only use pharmacies that do not sell tobacco products.
6.APhA urges pharmacists and student pharmacists who are seeking employment opportunities to first consider positions in pharmacies that do not sell tobacco products.

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