June 23, 2015
Today is a big day for our APhA Foundation. After decades of delivering the evidence that pharmacists are essential members of the health care team, the Foundation is launching Patient Self-Management (PSM) Solutions, a compilation of their tools and methods, which have been proven to make people…
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June 15, 2015
I’d like to extend a huge congratulations to the pharmacist community in Kentucky. Thanks to their tireless efforts and sharing their patient care stories, the ENTIRE Kentucky House delegation is supporting H.R. 592. Importantly, their own Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) is one of the original sponsors…
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June 9, 2015
A few days ago, I called all of the Board candidates, successful and unsuccessful, in the election of our new APhA Board of Trustees and APhA Academy leadership. Having been on both sides of the receiving line, I can empathize with how each of these individuals feels after hearing the news. We are…
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June 9, 2015
Today, I’d like to extend the best wishes of the entire community of pharmacists around the globe to George Griffenhagen on the occasion of his 91st birthday! I first met George as a student pharmacist in the early 1970s, and later had the privilege to work with him on staff here at APhA from 1987–…
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June 4, 2015
Advocating for the future of our profession is one of the most important benefits APhA provides to our members. We recognize, however, that APhA doesn’t perform this critical task alone and all of the pharmacists and student pharmacists across the country who advocate for our profession are…
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June 2, 2015
Pharmacists are no strangers to providing team-based care to prevent cardiovascular disease. For months, I have been stressing the importance of pharmacists being on the team and getting in the game. Here is a remarkable chance for pharmacists to show up, serve, and demonstrate our value! U.S.…
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May 27, 2015
Congratulations to all the 2015 pharmacy graduates! After completing a rigorous schedule of classes, and balancing work, school, and family life (not to mention pharmacy volunteer or leadership opportunities), you made it! On behalf of your chosen profession, welcome. We look forward to helping you…
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May 22, 2015
Big provider status news came out of the Evergreen State last week! Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state signed into law landmark legislation that helps patients access the valuable services pharmacists provide. We want to thank the Washington State Pharmacists Association (WSPA) for its leadership…
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May 19, 2015
APhA member Betsy Elswick, PharmD, could give a master class on how to engage with Members of Congress to advocate for provider status legislation (H.R. 592/S. 314). As a Clinical Associate Professor at the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Pharmacy, Elswick brought a group of 12 student…
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May 14, 2015
Milestones are important. Hank Aaron with 755 home runs. Cal Ripken with 2,632 consecutive games played. Last week, our Pharmacists Provide Care campaign reached an important milestone. Pharmacists and student pharmacists have sent more than 20,000 letters and e-mails to Congress to support…
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