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08.28.2010
Recently, I received an e-mail from a new practitioner whose family I’ve known a long time. This young pharmacist was frank enough to share the following observation with me: About ways to improve my chain pharmacy, I think one of the main components that is missing is professional connection. I...
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08.26.2010
Last week, I received an e-mail message from Bill Ellis, the head of the APhA Foundation. He pointed out the opportunity to participate in honoring Women in Pharmacy. Many of you may have received the same message. I’ll quote a bit of it below, along with the links that help you connect if you’re...
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08.19.2010
Several of my recent blogs have shown how consumers and the marketplace are warming to medication therapy management (MTM). If you're ready to make the connection with real patients, then we have a website you need to see. APhA and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacists have teamed up to create a...
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08.16.2010
If the two New York Times articles I blogged about recently were not enough, now comes another very positive mention of pharmacy in the media. This third article in our trifecta is not from the consumer media—it's directly from the American Medical Association (AMA). In a posting today on the...
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08.16.2010
For any pharmacist in America who is not convinced that APhA and our profession are on to something by training thousands of pharmacists in medication therapy management (MTM), take a look at this New York Times article published this weekend. "Pharmacists Take Larger Role on Health Team"...
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08.12.2010
Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin' You gotta have somethin' If you wanna be with me Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin' You gotta have somethin' If you wanna be with me A few (well, maybe more than a few) years ago, Billy Preston sang the above song. The lyrics came to mind during a staff...
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08.09.2010
If you are wondering what your next strategic move should be in your community pharmacy practice, and if you are not currently providing medication therapy management (MTM) privately to patients, I have a testimonial to share with you from one of our members. This information is applicable whether...
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08.05.2010
For years, I’ve heard pharmacists say things like, “If patients only knew…,” meaning that if consumers only knew what we as pharmacists have to offer, we would be overwhelmed with support and payment for our services. If every pharmacist in America were an APhA member, we would have the resources...
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07.23.2010
That was the title of an opinion piece published on July 19 in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required). We all have Dean Pete Vanderveen of the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy to thank for this very succinct, articulate viewpoint. Dean Vanderveen describes to the world...
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07.20.2010
This past Friday was one of those special days that makes serving as your CEO a real treat. I caught a glimpse of pharmacy’s future, as 180 APhA-ASP Chapter leaders began the weekend-long professional development and leadership training program known as the APhA Summer Leadership Institute. After...
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