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04.19.2017
After our Annual Meeting, we go about the process of updating our leadership rosters and contact lists to reflect the changes as former leader terms expire and new ones begin. We also traditionally display the portraits of our three presidential officers (President-elect, President, and Immediate...
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04.18.2017
Most of us are engaged in one way or another in supporting patients with pain or assisting those with substance use disorder. To demonstrate the impact of pharmacists have as front line providers in the nationwide opioid crisis, the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA) has...
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04.03.2017
APhA staff members are back at headquarters after a week in San Francisco for APhA2017. Except for the jetlag, we’re pumped about the positive feedback and energy. More than 6,100 of you joined us for the best in pharmacy education, inspiring presentations by the profession’s leading minds, and...
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03.20.2017
Here at APhA headquarters, everyone is finalizing preparations and gearing up to get on the road to the 2017 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco on March 24–27. I’m very proud of the work our staff is doing to make this a fantastic meeting full of lively discussion, opportunities...
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03.13.2017
We can be exceedingly proud of one of APhA’s most expansive products yet—PharmacyLibrary.com, our pharmacy education and reference website. In 2010, we digitized our book publishing program and launched the original PharmacyLibrary. This January, we relaunched with significant enhancements. There’...
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02.28.2017
Just a quick note on this last day of American Heart Month—the Million Hearts initiative has announced that since it has reached the end of its first phase it will expand its focus into new areas to fight heart disease. Million Hearts 2022 will center on keeping people in the community healthy,...
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02.07.2017
I hope you got a chance to read the article New opportunities under MACRA set stage for pharmacist-provided care in the January issue of Pharmacy Today (Vol. 23, Issue 1, p. 46). Michael Baxter, APhA director of regulatory affairs, did a fantastic job of laying out how the Medicare Access and CHIP...
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01.24.2017
The official renewal of our untiring quest for pharmacist provider status recognition in the 115th Congress has begun: the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (H.R. 592/S. 109) has been reintroduced in the House with 107 cosponsors and Senate with 26 cosponsors out of the gate...
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01.10.2017
It is notable that in conversation around the Chicago Tribune story, “Pharmacies miss more than half of dangerous drug combinations,” no one has claimed the problem lies in pharmacists’ knowledge, dedication, or training. Pharmacists are medication experts who pursue this profession to practice at...
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12.22.2016
The Chicago Tribune has printed a letter I wrote in response to its December 15 investigative article, “Pharmacies miss more than half of dangerous drug combinations.” The letter is posted below, but you can also find it online and in the December 21, 2016, print edition. My letter emphasizes the...
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