August 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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August 9, 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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August 5, 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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July 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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July 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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July 16, 2010
Time is running out to vote in the 2010 APhA election—the deadline is tomorrow at noon Eastern time. You can find biographical information and a campaign statement for each candidate on pharmacist.com. Remember—the deadline for casting your ballot is 12:00 noon, EDT, July 17, 2010.
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July 9, 2010
Happy post-July 4th! The APhA staff and families enjoyed the fireworks and a pre-blast day of camaraderie on the terrace at 2215. In the midst of our revelry, we took the time to reflect on our blessings and to thank those who gave some or all for our freedom. I hope you and your family had a…
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June 22, 2010
On July 1, I will complete my first year of service as APhA’s CEO. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to serve, and I hope the pharmacists reading this see, as I do, that our profession is advancing, albeit not as quickly as we would like, and not without significant challenges. This first…
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June 15, 2010
I'm currently reading Francis Collins's new book, The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine, which describes the revolution we are in the midst of regarding personalized medicine. It's fascinating to see all in one place the array of insights we've gained through decades…
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June 10, 2010
As a follow-up to my last post, I thought I'd share one more piece of information. During the Health Affairs health reform briefing, the CEO of the American Hospital Association discussed that group's "Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence" initiative, which we applaud. AHA's nicely designed HPOE…
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