February 14, 2020
All APhA members need to know about a crucial effort by APhA, the National Community Pharmacists Associations (NCPA), Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA), the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), and other pharmacy organizations: In the next few weeks, we will jointly submit…
February 11, 2020
If you ask me what keeps me up at night, I’d say it’s the kinds of mistakes that Ellen Gabler described in her January 31 New York Times story, “How Chaos at Chain Pharmacies Is Putting Patients at Risk.” During my time as a community pharmacist, I cherished the relationships I established with…
January 24, 2020
From Tom: This week we are featuring a guest blog from RADM Ty Bingham, chief pharmacy officer at the U.S. Public Health Service—with whom we are closely aligned. I want to thank RADM Bingham for sharing the latest on a new U.S. Surgeon General report and the ways pharmacists can take an active…
January 6, 2020
Good news turned to bad in the days just after Christmas when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation that would have reined in abusive PBM practices by requiring them to be licensed and governed by the state superintendent of insurance. The regulatory authority proposed by the passed…
December 17, 2019
Ending direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees and other abusive PBM practices is a matter of life and death for too many pharmacies. As a nation, we simply cannot afford for pharmacies to continue closing at this rate or for pharmacy deserts to expand. No doubt, we’ve faced some major…
November 26, 2019
Every day, you model the reasons that pharmacists must be increasingly incorporated into growing patient care roles across the health care spectrum. Yet, it’s little comfort to many of our own who are worried about their jobs that our roles really ARE expanding. Meanwhile, evidence continues to…
November 12, 2019
Your well-being isn’t a static snapshot of life. It’s a dynamic ebb and flow of experiences and events, and how we respond. By now, I hope you’ve all at least heard of the Well-being Index for Pharmacists (WBI) that APhA launched in July. The WBI is a validated screening tool developed by the Mayo…
October 29, 2019
It’s the last week of American Pharmacists Month, when we’re urged to feel pride in our profession. But the truth is that a high percentage of pharmacists are in pain. After years of declining reimbursement, the nation is waking up to the fact that pharmacies, especially independent pharmacies,…
October 22, 2019
How has American Pharmacists Month been treating you? While our work to support your well-being (more on that below) continues, we do hope you have had a chance to visit pharmacistsmonth.com to explore all the decorative, media, and patient outreach materials we’ve put together to celebrate your…
October 1, 2019
Happy American Pharmacists Month! In this blog, you’ll find the theme, resources, stories, and encouragement to include pharmacy technicians in your celebration. World Pharmacists Day last Wednesday, September 25, was the perfect prelude to #APhM2019. We were thrilled with the attention the event…