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12.12.2017
There are just under 3 weeks left in 2017, and I want to hear what’s troubling you and what you’re excited about as 2018 approaches. My editorial in the July 2017 issue of Pharmacy Today, “The pain of being a pharmacist,” got a big response, and I heard from a lot of you. Thank you to all who took...
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11.20.2017
We were extremely saddened to hear the news that our friend Keith Campbell, a much-admired and beloved leader in pharmacy, had passed away suddenly. Keith had an untold impact on thousands of pharmacists as a diabetes researcher and educator and as an innovator in integrating pharmacists into...
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11.07.2017
Saturday, November 11, is Veterans Day—a time to show gratitude for the brave women and men who have served our nation throughout history. APhA treasures our relationship with federal pharmacists and technicians, particularly those in uniform. Their commitment to serve also often requires great...
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10.31.2017
Today is the last day of American Pharmacists Month, and I thank all of you for making it a great one! The other day I shared with our staff how cool it was to look on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and see #APhM2017 posts every day. Thank you all for showing your pride in the work you do for...
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10.24.2017
In honor of American Pharmacists Month, we are welcoming a guest blogger to share some exciting opportunities for pharmacist collaboration. Today’s post is from the CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. Read on to learn how CDC is reaching out to pharmacists to help improve...
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10.10.2017
For those interested in supporting the plight of U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico, we have some information. I recently reached out to the dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Puerto Rico, Wanda Maldonado, BSPharm, PharmD, to ask how we can help contribute to the recovery efforts. She...
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10.03.2017
I love this time of year. American Pharmacists Month uses all of October to recognize how pharmacists improve medication use, advance patient care, and improve patient access and public health across practice settings. It also encourages the community to “Know Your Pharmacist—Know Your Medicine,”...
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09.18.2017
Pharmacists routinely heed the call to serve. At APhA, our members and staff are proud of our profession and what we have to offer on the front lines of health care. We will continue to nurture leadership and facilitate access to your services, in normal times AND in times of crisis. To that end,...
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09.18.2017
There’s a great quote from actor and director Christopher Reeve that resonates for so many in the face of recent events: “I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” We see heroism among “ordinary” pharmacists. We saw...
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09.05.2017
Updated September 7, 2017: Due to the threat of Hurricane Irma, APhA has cancelled the Joint Federal Pharmacy Seminar (JFPS), scheduled for September 10–13 in Orlando, FL. The decision was made with primary consideration for the safety and well-being of APhA members, event attendees, and...
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