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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September 30, 2010
Following is the body of an e-mail I received from a friend and APhA member. She thought I would enjoy the story. I thought I knew all the reasons why folks join APhA (thus the reference to duct tape—there’s always another use for duct tape), but I learned a new one today. Tom, I thought you…
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September 27, 2010
Here’s a shout-out to the Good Neighbor Pharmacy (GNP) owners who achieved top honors in the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. National Pharmacy Study, released September 21. The study, now in its fourth year, measured customer satisfaction with pharmacies in two segments: brick-and-mortar and…
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September 24, 2010
Recently I received a story from a young pharmacist who is practicing in a chain pharmacy. I believe her story is not unlike that of many others who are fairly new in practice. I appreciated her thought process, and thought I would share an excerpt: I have recently been thinking about my career and…
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September 17, 2010
There are lots of reasons why people make changes in their lives or their careers. The drive to try something new can be a significant motivator. Similarly, but for a much more negative reason, downsizing at a large company forces many to figure out “what’s next” involuntarily. For entrepreneurs,…
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