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02.02.2016
Congratulations to our pharmacist colleagues in Ohio! Under a new bill that was recently signed into law, Ohio pharmacists will now have more responsibility and fewer restrictions in collaborative practice. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Ohio Pharmacists Association and its members, along...
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01.26.2016
Recently, www.komando.com published an article, “5 careers that tech will destroy in 2016.” I was surprised to see pharmacists listed as number four. In my time, there have been similar claims made when other new technologies have been introduced. The article points to researchers at the...
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01.19.2016
As many in the APhA family know, we lost a lifelong friend in Mary Louise Andersen. Her obituary is online, and includes some information specific to her years of leadership in APhA, women in pharmacy, and pharmacy in general. Yesterday, Lucinda Maine and I met John and Eileen Gans to attend the...
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01.13.2016
Last month, I had the opportunity to connect with pharmacists and student pharmacists in India. I visited Mysore to speak and participate at the Indian Pharmaceutical Conference, a gathering of about 7,000 pharmacists and students at Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara (JSS) University. I traveled at...
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01.05.2016
An article published online yesterday in Forbes highlighted the important role pharmacists play in providing immunizations, and how these immunization services would be covered if the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (H.R. 592/S. 314) passes.  While influenza and...
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12.22.2015
As the year comes to an end, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for your service to the profession and your support of APhA. We’ve had a great year together. The 2016 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition is just a couple of months from now at the Baltimore Convention Center...
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12.15.2015
The results of the Fall 2015 Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) specialty certification and recertification exams are in! The aggregate passing rate for the Fall testing window was a whopping 68.7%. There are now almost 25,000 BPS board certified pharmacists. I’d like to offer a huge thanks to...
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12.08.2015
For a while now, I’ve been stressing the importance of pharmacists sharing their patient care stories to demonstrate how patients can benefit from pharmacist-provided services. These stories are important in any setting, but especially so when conversing with your Members of Congress, or when...
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12.01.2015
As pharmacists across the country gathered with their friends and families to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, I realized just how grateful I am for you—our APhA members, industry supporters, and the APhA staff. It’s because of you and your contributions to patient care and our profession that...
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11.23.2015
Accreditation is an important way for pharmacies to demonstrate a high level of care to patients, payers, health care providers, and the public. As you may remember, in 2012, APhA—in collaboration with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and the American Society of Health-System...
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