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Personal stories, building resilience highlighted at APhA2019 Second General Session
“What is your story? How does it fit with the profession’s story?” APhA President-elect Brad Tice, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA, asked the audience at Sunday’s Second General Session of APhA2019. Tice, director of medication therapy management for Cardinal Health, will be installed here in Seattle as the 164th APhA President.
Health care consolidation, mental health among House of Delegates policy discussions at APhA2019
On Friday, delegates gathered at Washington State Convention Center for the first session of the APhA House of Delegates during the 2019 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition. The House of Delegates—which comprises representatives from state pharmacy associations, APhA membership academies, affiliated organizations, recognized pharmacy organizations, and ex-officio groups—develops official APhA policy affecting the pharmacy profession and patient care.
Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing still rampant
Despite major efforts in the past three decades to decrease improper antibiotic prescribing and reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance, antibiotics are still being prescribed inappropriately in the outpatient setting. A recent BMJ article found that about 23% of antibiotics were prescribed for a diagnosis that does not warrant a prescription antibiotic.
APhA2019 opens with keynote on pharmacists’ role in suicide prevention—and some big announcements
In helping with those struggling with thoughts of suicide, “pharmacists are first responders,” said 2019 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition Opening General Session keynote speaker Kevin Briggs, a retired sergeant with the California Highway Patrol. Briggs delivered his remarks to APhA2019 Opening General Session attendees in Seattle on March 23.
APhA2019: Federal Pharmacy Forum held in Seattle
The 20th annual APhA Federal Pharmacy Forum’s opening ceremony and education sessions were held in conjunction with the 2019 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Seattle on Friday, March 22. Approximately 150 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians attended from the U.S. Army (USA), Navy (USN), Air Force (USAF), Coast Guard (USCG), Public Health Service (USPHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Student pharmacists and others also attended, and approximately 34 supporting industry partners exhibited.
March 15, 2019
Safety in the pharmacy: Continuing the dialogue
You may have noticed a resurgence recently of the online dialogue about the safety of pharmacists in the workplace, particularly after a pharmacist and technician were shot and wounded at their…0 comments
March 11, 2019
APhA Partners with iForumRx.org on New Line of Ambulatory Care Recertification Tools
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced a partnership with iForumRx.org, an interactive web-based community for ambulatory care pharmacy specialists, to produce a new line of recertification tools centered around podcasts, panel discussions, and polls.
February 28, 2019
American and Canadian Pharmacist Associations Warn that Drug Importation Policies Could Put Patients at Risk
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) have issued a joint statement opposing U.S. federal legislation authorizing personal and commercial importation of prescription drugs from Canada.
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