October 29, 2010
Over the past month, I have told you about our media outreach and our community outreach. But we cannot forget the things we did at APhA to inspire our own staff throughout the month. The American Pharmacists Month (APhM) team and Work-Life Enhancement Committee worked together to prepare…
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October 25, 2010
On October 13, I visited Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) in Washington, DC, where I received a briefing on pharmacy operations and visited with soldiers in the Army Wounded Warrior Program during a tour of outpatient and inpatient pharmacy operations at the Warrior Transition Unit. During…
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October 22, 2010
On October 12, pharmacy interns from FDA and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) participated in a group meeting and tour of APhA headquarters. During their visit, they learned about APhA’s history, structure, and current projects, programs, and partnerships. Joining the…
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October 21, 2010
As noted in APhA’s recent news release, we hosted a stakeholders’ conference on Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS). APhA is all about creating opportunities for pharmacists to improve medication use and advance patient care. This conference was precisely on point with that mission,…
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October 19, 2010
Well I don’t know why I came here tonightI got the feeling that something ain’t rightI’m so scared in case I fall off my chairAnd I’m wondering how I’ll get down the stairsClowns to the left of meJokers to the right, here I amStuck in the middle with you. —Stealers Wheel, “Stuck in the middle with…
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October 17, 2010
On Thursday, we learned of the passing of former APhA Trustee Thomas Foster, who served as a leader and faculty member at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy for more than 40 years. I had the privilege of working with Tom while he was an APhA board member during my first tour of duty as…
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October 15, 2010
Do you want to make a difference and help guide the Association as it navigates through the opportunities and challenges resulting from a reformed health care system? While we look year-round for nominations for elected officers, now is the time that we ask for folks interested in serving in our…
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October 12, 2010
St. John's University APhA-ASP chapter participates in APhM: Live from New York Recently, I let you know about APhA’s plans for reaching out to the broader public through the media. These campaigns saw tremendous success, with more than 200 students from 10 schools of pharmacy participating in the…
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October 8, 2010
As many of you know, pharmacists and the pharmaceutical industry have a lot of issues in common. Sometimes we agree and sometimes we do not. Frequently these days we've been on the same page about a lot of things, like biosimilars, REMS, access, drug information and education and others. My…
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October 1, 2010
I often hear from pharmacists, “We need a PR campaign. If they [consumers] only knew what we had to offer…” Well, today’s the day! American Pharmacists Month (APhM) is upon us, and APhA is abuzz with activities and celebrations. Over the next month, I will share our efforts to inspire our staff,…
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