November 13, 2018
What are the obstacles to pharmacists providing patient care? I’m guessing you don’t have enough hours in your busy day to list them. One recurring theme is that pharmacists don’t have access to needed clinical information or the ability to exchange information using health information technology…
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October 26, 2018
BOO! Tomorrow is the last day of #APhM2018 and Halloween. Thanks to all who visited pharmacistsmonth.com, posted on social media, spoke with patients, wrote and called elected officials, hosted events in your communities, and generally spread the word on campus this month that pharmacists are “Easy…
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October 23, 2018
This is the penultimate week of #APhM2018, and a time in which Washington and policy makers are hoping to make a difference in the opioid crisis facing our nation. The theme of #APhM2018 is that pharmacists are easy to reach and ready to help. We all know that there’s a lot more pharmacists could…
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October 15, 2018
It’s already the third week of #APhM2018. Thousands of you have been using the downloadable resources on pharmacistsmonth.com in your practice settings and using social media to share our campaign. As our theme for October states, pharmacists are “Easy to Reach and Ready to Help.” Let’s keep it up…
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October 9, 2018
Happy second week of American Pharmacists Month 2018! I hope by now you’ve gotten a chance to visit pharmacistsmonth.com to explore all the decorative, media, and patient outreach materials we’ve put together for you. If not, get on that! Establishing pharmacists as valuable members of the…
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October 2, 2018
Welcome to American Pharmacists Month 2018! On Tuesday, we enjoyed celebrating World Pharmacists Day. The event got tremendous attention on social media, so we send a shout out to all of you who took to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to spread the word. It was the perfect prelude to #APhM2018.…
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September 18, 2018
Heavy rain from Tropical Depression Florence is pounding the Carolinas, southwest Virginia, and southern West Virginia. Tragically, as of this writing, 32 people have lost their lives. Countless more have lost their homes, their electricity, and their peace of mind. Thousands have evacuated…
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August 28, 2018
Not long ago, I wrote about the power of questions, and how asking more questions can help you be smarter, more effective, and a more efficient communicator. Soon after, I read a very compelling piece in the New Yorker. The essay, Curiosity and What Equality Really Means, was adapted from a UCLA…
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August 14, 2018
Historically, there’s been tension between OTC manufacturers who want access to their products to be unfettered and health professionals who would prefer that consumers have access to help that assures safe use. Pharmacists see the challenges that come from a lack of understanding, the influence of…
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July 31, 2018
Last week, Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) stood on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize the distinguished career of his constituent, RADM Pamela Schweitzer, PharmD, BCACP, as she prepares to retire after 30 years of service.   Our good friend, colleague, and APhA member RADM…
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