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09.09.2009
Check your local listings. According to Politico, President Obama is "set to strongly endorse a public insurance option before Congress tonight but stop short of an ultimatum, leaving room for negotiation. Reaching out to the GOP, he plans to acknowledge a problem with malpractice litigation." For...
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09.09.2009
On Tuesday, August 25, Ernie Boyd was one of four panelists at a local health care reform town hall meeting sponsored by AARP in Wintersville, OH. Below is an excerpt of the report from Ernie, who is executive director of the Ohio Pharmacists Association. I thought it captured the spirit of the...
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09.08.2009
About 100 Americans attended the 69th International Congress of the International Pharmacy Federation (FIP) in Istanbul, Turkey, over this past weekend. At a dinner hosted by Procter & Gamble, several current and former leaders of ASHP, APhA, AAPS, and ACCP, as well as others who continue to...
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08.31.2009
APhA does a lot of things, including building coalitions, getting volunteers involved, and convening meetings under the big tent that is APhA. That's all good, but a lot of our members, and frankly lots of pharmacists who aren't members, don't have time to get involved. For them, we need to get...
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08.28.2009
APhA staff enjoys the potluck "lawn party" in the Pope building rotunda. APhA has a tradition of celebrating the end of summer with a lawn party. Today, use of the lawn was rained out, but not the spirit of the staff, who had a great time sharing dishes and stories in our historic Pope building....
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08.28.2009
As follow-up to our urging that you make your voice heard, the following are the links to share comments with legislators and President Obama: For APhA members, share your comments with your Members of Congress using APhA’s Legislative Action Center. For those who are not APhA members, share your...
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08.27.2009
Many of you know that John Gans and I have an interesting past. In 1989, I was serving on staff at APhA when he was hired as the exec—thus, he became my boss. In 2001, after a few years on the Board of Trustees, I became APhA's President, and thus I became his boss. During our 5-month transition...
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08.27.2009
So I get an email from Ernie Boyd, the longtime exec in Ohio. He tells us he is attending a town hall meeting so I asked him for his story. Here is what he said... Tom, story to follow tomorrow. I just got back from 2 weeks vacation, and have been buried. I was a blip on this thing. Abortion,...
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08.26.2009
By now, you probably know that Senator Ted Kennedy passed away late last evening. Regardless of what you thought of his politics, he spent a lifetime championing better health care for all; and with his passing it remains to be seen how his absence will impact Congress’ efforts to enact...
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08.26.2009
View Brian Lawson's question and the responses at 1:13:33. APhA staff members Brian Lawson, PharmD, and Allison Wiley, MA, attended a packed town hall meeting in a Reston, VA, high school gymnasium last night. The event was hosted by Congressman Moran (D–VA) and Howard Dean, MD, former Chairman...
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