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Michael D. Hogue, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP, FFIP

Michael D. Hogue, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP, FFIP

Michael D. Hogue is the 15th Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

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The secret to a better career

The secret to a better career

As a child, I learned early the golden rule: do unto others as you’d have them do unto you. For me, it’s simple; kindness, empathy, and respect. Those are the attributes I have worked to put into practice in my career. Like everyone, I have occasionally fallen short, but I know that my efforts have served me and my patients and students very well.

My thoughts on yesterday's USAToday article

My thoughts on yesterday's USAToday article

By now, many of you have read this story about Ashleigh Anderson, published this morning by USAToday.

This story is as heartbreaking now as it was in 2021. No pharmacist at anytime, anywhere, should feel they need to put their work duties over any health concerns they are experiencing, under any circumstances.

A New Year’s resolution

A New Year’s resolution

APhA is the oldest national professional association in pharmacy. Founded in 1852, much of what we know as quality in the profession can be directly attributed to APhA’s efforts—for example, establishment and publishing of a National Formulary, the writing and revising over the years of the Code of Ethics for Pharmacists, collaboration in creating and publishing the Oath of a Pharmacist, and the driver of quality health care, products, services, and standards related to medication use.

Pharmacists are essential in managing the opioid epidemic

Pharmacists are essential in managing the opioid epidemic

Guest blog from Valerie Prince, President of APhA

The numbers on opioid use disorder (OUD) alone paint a grim picture. Opioids are tied to over three-quarters of drug overdose deaths. More than a million people have died in the United States from fatal opioid overdoses in the last two decades. We lost 80,000 lives to opioid overdoses in 2021 alone.

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