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COVID-19 Information from Government & Health Organizations

Click on each link below to see guidance or communications about that organization or subject:

 

World Health Organization (WHO)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

United States Pharmacopeia (USP)

Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)

Alabama State Board of Pharmacy (ALBOP)

Alabama Medicaid Agency

  

World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization (WHO) Website - COVID-19 Updates as They Happen

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC Coronavirus Page

Updated Guidance to Pharmacies and Pharmacy Staff 4-15-20

CDC issues updated guidance on providing adult and pediatric vaccinations during COVID-19 4-6-20

Delivery of Adult Clinical Preventive Services, Including Immunizations, During the COVID-19 Pandemic

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/preparedness-checklists.html

Maintaining Childhood Immunizations During COVID-19 Pandemic

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/pediatric-hcp.html

CDC Hand Hygiene   (pdf)

CDC If You Are at Higher Risk   (pdf)

CDC - Steps to Prevent Illness

CDC Awards Alabama $8.1M to help fight spread of coronavirus

CDC Workplace/Home Recommendations  (pdf)

 

U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

FDA Coronavirus Page

FDA Updates Temporary Policy Regarding Non-Standard PPE Practices for Pharmacy Compounders During the the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency 5-14-20

Compounding Policy Clarifications 4-6-20

List of all FDA Emergency Authorizations (COVID-19) - Updated Daily

Updated FDA Guidance for Compounding Hand Sanitizer  (pdf) 3-20-20

FDA Policy for Temporary Compounding of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products During the Public Health Emergency

 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

CLIA Application for Certification

CMS Alert to All Part D Plan Sponsors: Minimizing Face-to-Face Contact for Medication Delivery or Dispensing  (pdf) 3-20-20

UPDATED Information for MA Organizations and Part D Sponsors (pdf) 4-21-20

Information for Medicare Advantage Organizations and Part D Sponsors (pdf) 3-10-20

 

US Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

Guidance - Emergency CII Prescriptions (pdf)

Early Rx Refill (pdf)

DEA is protecting the nation's prescription drug supply chain

DEA Postpones National Prescription Drug Takeback Day (pdf)


United States Pharmacopeia (USP)

USP Guidance on Garbing and Personal Protective Equipment

 

Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)

ADPH Creates Hotline, Email for COVID-19 Information 3-23-19

Alabama Department of Public Health - COVID-19

 

Alabama State Board of Pharmacy (ALBOP)

Pharmacists may now be involved in certain types of COVID-19 testing (pdf) 4-17-20

HHS Guidance for Pharmacist Testing (PDF) 4-8-19

UPDATED: Joint Notice of Enforcement Discretion by the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners and the Alabama State board of Pharmacy (pdf) 4-6-20

Joint Notice of Enforcement Discretion by the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners and the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy (pdf)

Emergency Rules - Temporary Pharmacist Permit 4-6-20

Emergency Rules - Temporary Pharmacy Permit 4-6-20

Emergency Rules - Institutional Pharmacies 4-6-20

Coronavirus Safety Methods (pdf)

Schedule II Requirements - UPDATED (pdf) 3-30-20

Emergency Refills for Maintenance Medications - UPDATED (pdf) 3-27-20

Technician Training Requirements (pdf) 3-25-20

Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), and Chloroquine Information (pdf) 3-25-20

Coronavirus - Schedule II Requirements/Clarifications (pdf) 3-24-20

APA Letter to ALBOP regarding COVID-19   (pdf) 3-20-20

Emergency Refills for Maintenance Medications (pdf) 3-14-20

ALBOP COVID-19 Exposure and Limitations to Exposure  (pdf) 3-17-20

 

Alabama Medicaid Agency

Alabama Medicaid Pharmacy Services Webpage

Alabama Medicaid COVID-19 Webpage

Recent News from Alabama Medicaid Agency

Alert Letter: Additional Extension for COVID-19 Emergency (pdf) 4-24-20

Alert Letter: Expiration Date Extension for COVID-19 Emergency (pdf) 4-7-20

Alert Letter: Medicaid Recipients Remain Eligible during COVID-19 Emergency (pdf) 3-31-20

Alert Letter: Waiver for Medicaid Copayments during COVID-19 Emergency (pdf) 3-27-20

Summary of DME Changes Relative to COVID-19 (pdf) 3-26-20

AL Medicaid Response to APA Letter 3-24-20

APA Letter to Medicaid regarding COVID-19    3-19-20

Alabama Medicaid Modifies Recipient Signature Requirement  3-20-20

Alabama Medicaid Alert Extends Temporary Telemedicine Coverage for Optometrists   3-20-20

Alabama Medicaid Notice Regarding Albuterol Inhalers   3-19-20

Alabama Medicaid Pharmacy Updates Related to COVID-19

Subcribe to Alabama Medicaid COVID-19 Texting Service 3-13-20

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