February 11, 2015
This afternoon, President Barack Obama will make remarks on the progress to date and the next steps in our nation’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. As we’ve noted before, our own U.S. Public Health Service pharmacists responded in force. I’ve heard that a very special guest and…
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February 9, 2015
This week, most of you should be receiving the February issue of Pharmacy Today in your mailboxes. Included in this issue is Today’s annual Over-the-Counter Product Survey. This important survey helps tally the OTC product recommendations you most often offer consumers and your patients. Self-care…
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February 6, 2015
The recent measles outbreak has increased public discussion and debate around the importance of immunizations and community responsibility.  It is also providing an opportunity for the profession of pharmacy to educate the public, decision makers, and other health care providers regarding the…
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February 5, 2015
Recently, in the glow of the introduction of H.R. 592 and S. 314, I had a conversation that reminded me how important simple “thank you” notes are in these days of electronic communications. Following is a blinded story from one of our most active members: Tom, It was such a pleasure to attend the…
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February 2, 2015
By now, you’d have to be living under a rock not to know that four bipartisan U.S. representatives and four bipartisan U.S. senators have introduced new pharmacist “provider status” legislation that would give patients in medically underserved areas better access to health care. S. 314 and H.R. 592…
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January 29, 2015
As I hinted to you earlier this week, there was a lot of big news on the provider status front in the past few days. While many exciting activities are going on, I am proud to be writing about the introduction of provider status bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the U.S. Senate!  We…
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January 27, 2015
In every news program you watch or listen to, there’s a “tease” right before the commercial break about the next story. That’s how they keep our attention. I’m not sharing this just to tease, but to inform. The entire pharmacy profession will have big news to cheer about in the next day or two.…
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January 26, 2015
January brings us a new session of Congress as well as optimism to our profession’s pursuit of federal provider status legislation. We ended the last session of Congress with 123 cosponsors for pharmacy provider status legislation—H.R. 4190—which we expect to be reintroduced soon, thus receiving a…
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January 23, 2015
During President Obama’s State of the Union address on January 20, CVS Health President and CEO Larry Merlo sat in the box with Michelle Obama and was recognized by the president. During his speech, the president made a direct reference to CVS Health, drawing attention to the pharmacy chain’s work…
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January 22, 2015
There are many ways you can advocate for the pharmacy profession. You could take part in APhA's provider status campaign, e-mail your legislator, or even visit your legislator to discuss what you do as a pharmacist. As a New Practitioner, I know first-hand how busy life can be. Therefore, simple…
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