July 16, 2019
Note from Tom: The following is the third edition of APhA President Brad Tice's monthly guest blog.June was a month filled with the first APhA Board meeting of my presidency year; opportunities to meet with pharmacists in Washington, Iowa, and Tennessee; and the release of new membership models by…
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July 2, 2019
Today we offer our support to the many pharmacists who have been affected by layoffs or practice constrictions, as well as those of you whose job searches and practice changes have gotten even more complicated. The thoughts and well wishes of everyone at APhA go out to you. Know that APhA is…
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June 27, 2019
APhA has received word that the Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report today, Thursday, June 27, 2019, on findings related to the practice of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) mental health clinical pharmacists. This report, specific to pharmacists, is a follow-…
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June 13, 2019
Note from Tom: In honor of his emphasis on the power of stories to advance pharmacists’ professional status, APhA President Brad Tice is contributing a monthly guest blog on the topic. Enjoy the second edition! Wow, what a month! My journey as the APhA President has truly taken off like a rocket!…
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June 3, 2019
Several years ago, the APhA Board of Trustees issued a challenge to me and my APhA colleagues: to make APhA bigger, better, and more influential than ever before—not incrementally, but exponentially. They told us, “We want to transform the organization. Tell us what you need to get us there!” Not…
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May 28, 2019
We got some news from CMS this month that was disappointing, but not discouraging. In its final rule for Medicare Part D, CMS announced that it would not move forward with a proposal to account for pharmacy price concessions—also known as direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees—at the point of…
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May 14, 2019
Note from Tom: In honor of his emphasis on the power of stories to advance pharmacists’ professional status, APhA President Brad Tice will contribute a monthly guest blog on the topic. Enjoy the first edition! Wow, how fast a month can go! When speaking at the APhA Annual Meeting in the second…
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May 7, 2019
Last week, Walgreens and APhA announced a collaboration with the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) to provide Mental Health First Aid training for many Walgreens pharmacists and team members. Mental Health First Aid training will eventually become available to any pharmacist…
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April 9, 2019
Imbalances between workforce supply and demand are notoriously difficult to resolve. Market corrections can take decades to work themselves out, and leaving the market to self-correct doesn’t help those who are suffering today. APhA aims to tackle the problem, yet this stuff is hard! Still, our…
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March 16, 2019
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 Walgreens in Garner, NC. On APhA’s Facebook page, I shared my own expressions of concern for the victims…
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