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07.13.2015
In March, the Patient Access to Pharmacists Care Coalition (PAPCC) launched a media initiative to promote the role of pharmacists in seniors’ care to raise awareness about, and increase support for, provider status legislation. The goal of the media campaign, which includes radio and print ads, is...
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07.01.2015
In 2009, shortly after rejoining the APhA staff, I met Jan Scruggs. He lives near me in Annapolis. Since our first meeting, I am proud to call him a good friend, and grateful that in addition to a life of service to our country, he also served on the APhA Foundation Board of Directors. What you...
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06.26.2015
Over the last few months, APhA members have been out in full force advocating for the federal provider status legislation, H.R. 592 and S. 314, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act. These encounters were focused on garnering additional sponsors of the legislation or...
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06.24.2015
Oregon is used to having trailblazers on the basketball court—and now Oregon pharmacists are trailblazers, too, by expanding patient access to pharmacists’ care services! Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law landmark legislation that establishes provider status for Oregon pharmacists,...
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06.23.2015
Today is a big day for our APhA Foundation. After decades of delivering the evidence that pharmacists are essential members of the health care team, the Foundation is launching Patient Self-Management (PSM) Solutions, a compilation of their tools and methods, which have been proven to make people...
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06.15.2015
I’d like to extend a huge congratulations to the pharmacist community in Kentucky. Thanks to their tireless efforts and sharing their patient care stories, the ENTIRE Kentucky House delegation is supporting H.R. 592. Importantly, their own Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) is one of the original sponsors...
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06.09.2015
A few days ago, I called all of the Board candidates, successful and unsuccessful, in the election of our new APhA Board of Trustees and APhA Academy leadership. Having been on both sides of the receiving line, I can empathize with how each of these individuals feels after hearing the news. We are...
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06.09.2015
Today, I’d like to extend the best wishes of the entire community of pharmacists around the globe to George Griffenhagen on the occasion of his 91st birthday! I first met George as a student pharmacist in the early 1970s, and later had the privilege to work with him on staff here at APhA from 1987...
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06.04.2015
Advocating for the future of our profession is one of the most important benefits APhA provides to our members. We recognize, however, that APhA doesn’t perform this critical task alone and all of the pharmacists and student pharmacists across the country who advocate for our profession are...
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06.02.2015
Pharmacists are no strangers to providing team-based care to prevent cardiovascular disease. For months, I have been stressing the importance of pharmacists being on the team and getting in the game. Here is a remarkable chance for pharmacists to show up, serve, and demonstrate our value! U.S....
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