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Remembering the Loss of a Member of Our APhA Family
Dear APhA Family, As we prepare to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends, we are saddened by the tragic news of yesterday's senseless shootings at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, where three victims were killed. One of our own, Dr. Dayna Less, PharmD, a 25-year-old PGY1 pharmacy…
Nov 20, 2018 Basic page
APhA NPN Standing Committees
Serve Your Peers and Your Profession   The APhA New Practitioner Network (NPN) Standing Committee supports the work of the NPN and provides feedback on the direction of the awards, programming, resources, and opportunities provided by the APhA NPN. The APhA NPN Standing Committees include…
Oct 26, 2016 Basic page
Wellbeing Survey
Survey on Pharmacy Professionals' Wellbeing and Resilience  Wellbeing and resilience are associated with effective problem solving, building and maintaining interpersonal relationships and realistic goal setting, all of which greatly enhance a pharmacy professional’s ability to perform and…
Nov 20, 2018 Basic page
More training included in new REMS for all outpatient opioids 
Joseph Ladd, PharmD, BCPS, contributing writer
The Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), approved in September, is FDA’s latest strategy to reduce the risk of abuse, misuse, addiction, overdose, and deaths due to prescription opioid analgesics. This new plan includes several measures to improve training of health…
Nov 19, 2018 Article
Cultural connection to initiate a lasting impact
  Teofilo Borunda-Duque, PharmD, is a Clinical Research Fellow at TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM, and Brittany Haggard, PharmD, is a Clinical Staff Pharmacist at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM. 
By Teofilo Borunda-Duque, PharmD, and Brittany Haggard, PharmD At the University of New Mexico (UMN) College of Pharmacy, we take pride in being part of a state rich in culture and diversity. In order for us to expand the impact and connections we create through outreach, it is a priority to…
Nov 19, 2018 Publication Student Pharmacist
Conference on Conferences
Hannah Hecht is a third-year PharmD candidate at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy.  
By Hannah Hecht Review the conference schedule. Iron and lint roll my blazer. Is my school badge visible? Wait patiently to talk with presenter. When is the appropriate moment to enter the conversation? I should mentally review my elevator speech. Remember that, when I get the chance, my handshake…
Nov 19, 2018 Publication Student Pharmacist
From student pharmacists to international winners
Janhavi Punyarthi is a final-year PharmD candidate at Mercer University College of Pharmacy and is Chair/Student Exchange Officer of the 2018–19 APhA–ASP International Standing Committee (ISC). Special thanks to all previous ISC’s for their hard work and for paving the way!  
By Janhavi Punyarthi World Congress, the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation’s (IPSF) international conference, hosts a number of innovative and interactive sessions for students from all around the world. The 2018 forum was held in Mendoza, Argentina, and was extra special for APhA–…
Nov 19, 2018 Publication Student Pharmacist
Chapter committee focused on sexual health education
  Alyssa Snyder and Eliza Totsky are third-year PharmD candidates at the Temple University School of Pharmacy.
By Alyssa Snyder and Eliza Totsky The Sexual Health Committee within Temple University School of Pharmacy’s APhA–ASP Chapter is unique in that it is one of the few to exist amongst APhA as a whole. In addition, sexual health is a prevalent public health concern in Philadelphia, giving us an…
Nov 19, 2018 Publication Student Pharmacist
Revolutionizing women’s health
Veronica Vernon, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, NCMP, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist–Primary Care at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN. References Kahn Ke, Black CL, Ding H, et al. Influenza and Tdap Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women—United States, April 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:1055–9.  Finer LB, Zolna MR. Declines in unintended pregnancy in the United States, 2008-2011. N Engl J Med 2016;374:842–52. Johnston EM, Coutot B, Kenney GM. Access to Contraception in 2016 and What it  Means to Women. Urban Institute: https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/87691/2001113-access-to-contraception-in-2016-and-what-it-means-to-women.pdf. January 2017. Accessed September 20, 2018.  FDA approves new vaginal ring for one year of birth control. U.S. Food and Drug Administration: https://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm616541.htm. August 10, 2018. Accessed September 10, 2018. 
By Veronica Vernon, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, NCMP Five years ago, I started as the first clinical pharmacist in women’s health at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center. My passion and desire to encourage fellow pharmacists and student pharmacists to practice in this exciting space grows as each year…
Nov 19, 2018 Publication Student Pharmacist
A run at regional office (Online Exclusive)
Dylan Kosaski is a final-year PharmD Candidate at the Ferris State University College of Pharmacy and the 2017–18 APhA–ASP Region 4 Regional Member-at-large.
By Dylan Kosaski When I left for MRM2017 in Region 4 on a Friday morning with 19 other student pharmacists from the Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, I could never have predicted the whirlwind of events that led up to this moment. During our 4-hour trek down to Indianapolis, a fellow…
Oct 10, 2018 Publication Student Pharmacist