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March 11, 2022

What APA Is Doing for You: Update on Clozapine REMS

  • By Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., FRCP-E, FRCPsych
  • APA Leadership, Serious mental illness, What APA is Doing For You

In November 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) instituted a new Clozapine Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) to monitor prescribing and dispensing of the drug, which is used to treat schizophrenia. The new REMS led to confusion for manufacturers, pharmacies, prescribers, and patients. Some clinicians stopped prescribing the already underutilized drug, and some pharmacies stopped dispensing it. This chaotic situation led the FDA to stop enforcing certain requirements of the REM for 90 days.

March 08, 2022

Women’s History Month: Spotlighting the Women Leaders of APA

  • What APA is Doing For You

March is Women’s History Month and we’re highlighting several women currently leading the organization: APA President Vivian Pender, M.D., President-Elect Rebecca W. Brendel, M.D., J.D., and Assembly Speaker Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, M.D., M.B.A.

January 21, 2022

APA Members: Remember to Vote by Jan. 31

  • What APA is Doing For You

Because of changes to the election guidelines in effect this year that are designed to even the playing field, APA helped to produce some additional materials about the candidates.

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