January 28, 2010
Those words, spoken by President Barack Obama during his State of the Union address on January 27, were intended to spur Congress to continue its deliberations until health care reform is achieved. How Congress will respond will be the topic of speculation, conjecture, and debate for weeks. I have…
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January 20, 2010
Our team has had numerous discussions with the UN and other agencies involved in Haitian relief efforts. In an unbelievable response to our call for volunteers over the weekend, the Global Action Foundation received 2000 emails and about 600 calls from APhA members. To say the least, the group's…
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January 14, 2010
So far, we have two comments on my earlier blog post that challenged readers to describe what you do in terms an eighth grader could understand. We'll be taking your descriptions through the weekend, and then will award a copy of The Practitioner’s Quick Reference to Nonprescription Drugs to the…
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January 14, 2010
As I write this, we continue to hear more and more stories of the utter despair felt by the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the horrible earthquake they suffered. We all express our sympathy. But in additon to our prayers, let's also provide tangible support. Posted on www.pharmacist.com is a…
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December 30, 2009
What do you do? This question was posed to me by my nephson's 14-year-old friends—Cal Conner, Nick Zinni, and Roman Mykyta—as I drove them home from a get-together with Alex at our house. It seems like a simple question. But after I shared a little bit about my work at APhA, it got me thinking. How…
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December 29, 2009
For many, "personalized medicine" is the product of compounding a specific medication into a dosage form and strength that meets a specific patient's needs. For a growing number of folks, however, the term is being applied to the application of pharmacogenomics knowledge to drug therapy. With a…
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December 24, 2009
This morning the Senate voted passage of HR 3590 to reform America's health care system. Now the House and Senate must reconcile their considerable differences in an expedited process intended to get a reform bill on the President's desk efore his State of the Union address in late January or early…
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December 22, 2009
“'The die is cast. It’s done,' a jubilant (Chuck) Schumer said, adding jokingly that 'Harry’s almost going to have a drink.' "Reid, a devout Mormon, abstains from alcohol." —From the December 21 Roll Call article by David Drucker on Sunday's Senate debate and the cloture vote taken at 1 AM on…
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December 17, 2009
We lost Carl Emswiller on December 10. A 1999 Remington Honor Medal recipient and APhA Foundation Board member, Carl spent his life caring for patients in pioneering ways. He began his practice in Berryville, VA, in 1962 by joining Eugene White, the innovator of the office-based practice. Six…
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December 16, 2009
This morning, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited 2215 Constitution and the connected 2200 C Street facility. Her purpose was to formally welcome her 900 Department of State staff to their hew home in our building. Secretary Clinton was very gracious in acknowledging APhA as a good partner…
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