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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March 11, 2019
We got the news on Friday, March 8, that former APhA Treasurer Tery Baskin had passed away peacefully after battling lymphoma for a year and a half. In addition to serving as APhA Treasurer and Trustee, Tery was a past president and board member of the APhA Foundation. He was a man who took…
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February 26, 2019
We are nearing the close of American Heart Month. Every pharmacist knows that cardiovascular disease poses a serious threat to our patients and communities. The American Heart Association has released new statistics for 2019 that show at least 48% percent of all adults in the United States have…
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January 29, 2019
Every day, more than 100 families suffer the loss of a loved one to an opioid overdose. On November 1, 2018, ours became one of them when my great-niece Chloe Archer lost her battle with opioid use disorder (OUD) at age 24. Her story is familiar to many of us. Chloe sustained a serious leg injury…
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January 15, 2019
You may have seen the topic of mail-order pharmacy in the media recently. For some consumers the convenience is important, and the services these folks receive meets their needs. We know there are many ways to get meds, with an unlimited array of differences in patient needs. If we’ve learned…
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December 18, 2018
If you haven’t yet, check out “Reforming America’s Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition,” a new report from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Treasury, and Labor. The report highlights action states and the federal government could take to develop a better…
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December 4, 2018
The fires that have devastated California have been contained, but the crisis is far from over.  When you’re trying to escape with your life, grabbing your medications is hardly top of mind. The people affected by the fire need their medications, and there are secondary effects, like poor air…
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November 20, 2018
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…
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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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