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Melissa Skelton Duke, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Services Manager
Intermountain Healthcare, Phoenix, AZ
APhA member since 2005

My current job is … Senior Director for Specialty Pharmacy Services. I am currently building a specialty pharmacy service line that is integrated across a large, comprehensive health care delivery system. This service focuses on providing a high level of support and care for patients who are prescribed specialty medications.

I first became interested in being a pharmacist … after seeing family members struggle with their medications. After watching my mom struggle with a chronic illness that requires expensive medications, I thought it would be very rewarding to be able to help people like her.

Read more in August's Pharmacy Today. 


L. Michael Posey, BSPharm, MA - Advocating provider status: Here's how

Today's Perspective

Last month we talked in this space about the 1–2–3 approach you can use to take action on provider status. This month, we begin to get into the details on how you can advocate for H.R. 4190 and to provide you with tools for doing just that.

Read more in August's Pharmacy Today.