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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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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