September 16, 2014
As part of APhA’s commitment to achieving provider status for pharmacists, we are a member of the Patient Access to Pharmacists' Care Coalition (PAPCC)—a multistakeholder coalition of organizations representing patients, pharmacists, and pharmacies, as well as other interested stakeholders.  A…
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September 16, 2014
As I wrote in my July 3 blog post, there’s a lot of momentum around getting pharmacists on the team. The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) ceremony I’ll describe below was symbolic of the strong coordination that occurs among the many federal agencies and “categories” of service, which work quite…
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September 9, 2014
Today, the Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition (PAPCC) announced the milestone of 100 cosponsors of H.R. 4190 had been met. We extend our hearty congratulations to the many folks who have been a part of this effort, especially the government affairs teams of the members of the PAPCC who…
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August 19, 2014
Note to readers from APhA Executive Vice President and CEO Tom Menighan: I’ve invited William M. Ellis, BSPharm, MS, Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Executive Director, and Maria Llana Posey, PharmD, Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist and BPS Board Member, to contribute a guest blog post on…
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August 18, 2014
July 19th will now go down in history as the day the New Practitioner Network (NPN) hosted its first-ever “Get Mixed in with NPN” networking social. This event was held at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC, during the APhA–ASP Summer Leadership Institute (SLI). For days prior to the…
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August 12, 2014
Congratulations to the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) on receiving the Power of A Summit Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The award is a high achievement in the association world. Way to go, PSW! PSW was honored for its role in the Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality…
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August 4, 2014
Every day, in one way or another, I ask pharmacists to get involved with us, and to share their patient care stories in our quest to help our patients get access and coverage for our services. I often recognize that our story of underutilized capacity is beginning to be heard. This morning, as I…
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July 31, 2014
Whether it’s a postgraduate receiving their license to practice as a New Practitioner or a pharmacy resident finally transitioning into their career, this time of year is a pivotal moment for transitions in pharmacy. While it would be nice to think that these were the only transitions occurring,…
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July 25, 2014
Note to readers from APhA Executive Vice President and CEO Tom Menighan: I’ve invited Hershey S. Bell, MD, MS, FAAFP, Professor, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Dean, LECOM School of Pharmacy, to contribute a guest CEO Blog post on interprofessional collaboration. As a family physician and…
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July 23, 2014
Here’s a chance to get inside what CMS is thinking about patient care.  CMS would like pharmacists and pharmacy associations to be among the clinicians and organizations attending a listening session on clinical practice transformation via a webinar on Friday, July 25, at 1:00 pm EDT. Free tickets…
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