November 7, 2014
On October 16, APhA hosted St. John’s University 34th Annual Insider’s View of the Capital Program. Laura Cranston, BSPharm, of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) led an eventful day of programs centered on the careers and opportunities that await new pharmacy graduates. The first discussion, “…
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November 5, 2014
It is my great pleasure to congratulate fellow pharmacist and Georgia state Sen. Buddy Carter on his election to Congress. With a pharmacist in Congress, I am confident that our nation’s health care policy will turn toward providing consumers with access and coverage for pharmacists’ patient care…
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October 29, 2014
On October 21, CDC’s monthly Public Health Grand Rounds webcast was devoted entirely to pharmacists. This was the first grand rounds program that featured a health care practitioner instead of health issues, so it’s even more exciting that pharmacists were the focus. The webcast, How Pharmacists…
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October 28, 2014
Note to readers from APhA Executive Vice President and CEO Tom Menighan: My friend and longtime colleague N. Lee Rucker, MSPH, is a passionate consumer advocate for increased access for seniors to medication therapy management (MTM) and an APhA Honorary Member for 2014. So I’m especially pleased to…
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October 27, 2014
Every pharmacist and student pharmacist who isn’t yet an APhA member should consider this a personal message from me about what we are doing on provider status recognition—and a personal invitation urging each of them to join us in this quest. Every member of APhA strengthens our value, vision, and…
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October 20, 2014
On Thursday, I had the honor of visiting the pharmacy team—both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians—at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in celebration of American Pharmacists Month. COL Stephen Ford, Chief of Pharmacy, leads this group of committed individuals—Army and Navy…
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October 2, 2014
There has been a lot of buzz in the news lately about the rescheduling of hydrocodone containing products (HCPs) from schedule III to schedule II, and the resulting impact on pharmacists, prescribers, and patients. I work for a large integrated health system whose newly installed leader recently…
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October 1, 2014
In recent weeks, we’ve continued to raise pharmacy’s visibility on Capitol Hill. As pharmacists and student pharmacists advocate with their Members of Congress and congressional staff for H.R. 4190, we helped organize the second annual health fair on Capitol Hill on September 17 and a provider…
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September 26, 2014
On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to join a distinguished panel of public health and private sector speakers to discuss how we, as a nation, should be combatting tobacco use. Other speakers for the event included RADM Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH, Acting U.S. Surgeon General; William Shrank, MD, MSHS,…
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September 17, 2014
Our task is too large for any one organization to accomplish alone. However, there must be individuals and organizations willing to facilitate and lead the efforts. Pharmacists join those organizations they think are meeting their needs or representing them effectively. APhA not only leads on some…
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