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01.14.2010
As I write this, we continue to hear more and more stories of the utter despair felt by the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the horrible earthquake they suffered. We all express our sympathy. But in additon to our prayers, let's also provide tangible support. Posted on www.pharmacist.com is a...
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12.30.2009
What do you do? This question was posed to me by my nephson's 14-year-old friends—Cal Conner, Nick Zinni, and Roman Mykyta—as I drove them home from a get-together with Alex at our house. It seems like a simple question. But after I shared a little bit about my work at APhA, it got me thinking....
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12.29.2009
For many, "personalized medicine" is the product of compounding a specific medication into a dosage form and strength that meets a specific patient's needs. For a growing number of folks, however, the term is being applied to the application of pharmacogenomics knowledge to drug therapy. With a...
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12.24.2009
This morning the Senate voted passage of HR 3590 to reform America's health care system. Now the House and Senate must reconcile their considerable differences in an expedited process intended to get a reform bill on the President's desk efore his State of the Union address in late January or...
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12.22.2009
“'The die is cast. It’s done,' a jubilant (Chuck) Schumer said, adding jokingly that 'Harry’s almost going to have a drink.' "Reid, a devout Mormon, abstains from alcohol." —From the December 21 Roll Call article by David Drucker on Sunday's Senate debate and the cloture vote taken at 1 AM on...
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12.17.2009
We lost Carl Emswiller on December 10. A 1999 Remington Honor Medal recipient and APhA Foundation Board member, Carl spent his life caring for patients in pioneering ways. He began his practice in Berryville, VA, in 1962 by joining Eugene White, the innovator of the office-based practice. Six...
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12.16.2009
This morning, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited 2215 Constitution and the connected 2200 C Street facility. Her purpose was to formally welcome her 900 Department of State staff to their hew home in our building. Secretary Clinton was very gracious in acknowledging APhA as a good partner...
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12.16.2009
Tuesday afternoon, I spent 2 hours at a holiday reception at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. President and Mrs. Obama shared their home and a few thoughts with about 1,000 attendees, many of whom have been involved in health care reform in one way or another. President Obama suggested he may have a HCR...
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12.15.2009
In key votes tonight on the Senate floor, proposals to allow importation of pharmaceutical products were defeated. One amendment, proposed by Sen. Byron L. Dorgan (D–SD), garnered 51 votes but needed 60 votes to pass. A second version, from New Jersey Democrat Frank R. Lautenberg, also fell short...
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12.08.2009
We understand that Senator Mark R. Warner, Democrat of Virginia, and other freshman senators will introduce a set of health care reform amendments. One or more of these would place MTM in the mainstream — well beyond the grant programs that are contemplated now. While we are in the process of...
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