September 11, 2015
It is with a heavy heart that I recently learned of the passing of two former APhA Trustees—Don Gronewold and Tom Garrison.  Both Don and Tom were on the Board when I joined APhA’s staff in 1997. Don Gronewold Don passed away on Tuesday, August 25, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He…
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September 3, 2015
Last week, APhA staff met with senior CDC staff from the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at our headquarters in Washington. We discussed multiple areas of connectivity where pharmacists play valuable roles in public health, chronic disease management, and prevention. I thanked them…
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August 31, 2015
I recently had the privilege to offer comments at the University of St. Joseph School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony that recognized the Doctor of Pharmacy Class of 2018. It is always such a treat to participate at the beginning of student pharmacists’ journey, and the event in Hartford, CT, was…
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August 21, 2015
I know that most pharmacists read APhA’s flagship publication, Pharmacy Today, but I was thrilled to learn that psychologists read our publication too! In an August 2015 blog entry, a well-known friend of pharmacy, Pat DeLeon, PhD, former Chief of Staff to Senator Daniel Inouye and President of the…
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August 18, 2015
Promoting the pharmacy profession is one of the cornerstones of APhA. We have put a lot of energy and time into the provider status initiative over the last 4 years, and our efforts are showing significant signs of progress! But I wanted to share with you some of the other ways APhA supports and…
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August 11, 2015
If you know someone worthy of recognition OR if you’ve ever wanted to get involved in APhA, NOW is the time to act. We’re a highly member-driven organization. Volunteers lead APhA, and our staff works very hard to execute the vision and plans of these volunteers. We like to hold up the examples set…
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July 30, 2015
Earlier this year, APhA brought together national pharmacy and medicine leaders to explore and enhance the optimal use of omega-3 fish oil products for the treatment of patients with very high triglycerides (VHTG). The advisory board solicited input from multidisciplinary experts to build…
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July 27, 2015
In May, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that people with drug addictions can sue pharmacists, physicians, and other dispensers and prescribers of pain medications for contributing to their addiction and criminal activity. I know a lot of very frustrated pharmacists who want to do…
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July 17, 2015
Pharmacogenomics (PGx) has become an important part of patient care. PGx is the name for the concept that we can “personalize” medicine and give each patient the right drug at the right dose at the right time based on their unique genetic make-up. The Pharmacy Health Information Technology (HIT)…
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July 13, 2015
In March, the Patient Access to Pharmacists Care Coalition (PAPCC) launched a media initiative to promote the role of pharmacists in seniors’ care to raise awareness about, and increase support for, provider status legislation. The goal of the media campaign, which includes radio and print ads, is…
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