News & Media


Stay up-to-date on the latest news about pharmacy education and practice, including essential updates on AACP programs and services, through our numerous print and online communications vehicles.

Recent Updates

August 11, 2021

AACP EVP and CEO Dr. Lucinda L. Maine will join the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being ...

July 26, 2021
With COVID-19 case counts rising amid the spread of the Delta variant, more than 50 health care professional societies and organizations called for all health care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in a joint statement released today.
July 12, 2021
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy is proud to announce it has selected 30 individuals to join its prestigious Academic Leadership Fellows Program, which aims to support and contribute to the development of leaders in academic pharmacy and higher education.
July 9, 2021
Pharmacy schools continue to engage with their communities to fight the national opioid crisis. t’s no secret that opioids can lead to dependence. Opioid use can increase a patient’s risk of respiratory depression, fatal and nonfatal overdose. During the COVID-19 pandemic, prescription and non-prescription opioid misuse or opioid use disorder has become a pressing public health emergency.
July 9, 2021
Patients want transparency about prescription costs and are turning to pharmacists as a trusted source to help them navigate. Prescription drug spending reached almost $370 billion in the United States in 2019, according to National Health Expenditure data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
June 25, 2021
As calls increase to correct longstanding inequities in healthcare, pharmacists are exploring ways to improve training and practice to better serve marginalized groups. While discriminatory practices in healthcare settings have existed for decades, the COVID-19 pandemic further revealed inequities rooted in the longstanding unequal treatment of minorities in this country.
June 25, 2021
Aren’t vaccines the most wonderful tool in our toolboxes? While there are still so many uncertainties associated with our individual and collective behaviors in month 16 of the global pandemic, I personally have found that the increasing percentage of the eligible population to have received at least one dose of available vaccines very reassuring, even liberating.
June 25, 2021
A recent AACP webinar explored tools and tips for virtual networking as well as what to expect when in-person interactions resume. Although networking has changed significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains vital at every career stage. From first-year students to top-ranking experts, networking allows individuals to share knowledge, gain experience and make connections that can lead to new professional opportunities.
May 17, 2021
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) will once again sponsor three AACP Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS) Section Summer Research Exchange Mentorship Program awards for summer 2021. These awards of $2,500 each will support student pharmacists as they pursue research with host mentors outside of their home institutions.
April 23, 2021
As this issue of Academic Pharmacy Now goes live, I am pausing to reflect on the last 14 months of pandemic navigation. What has changed? What hasn’t changed? AACP has been fortunate that all our staff were remote work-enabled on March 13 (Friday the 13th for sure!)
April 23, 2021
With digital health tools improving patient outcomes and changing the way pharmacists deliver care, pharmacy schools are starting to integrate digital health education into the curriculum to prepare students for rapid advances in technology. As it did with so many facets of our lives, the pandemic altered routines and changed the way patients received medical care in the past year.