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Note to readers from APhA Executive Vice President and CEO Tom Menighan: I’ve invited Hershey S. Bell, MD, MS, FAAFP, Professor, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Dean, LECOM School of Pharmacy, to contribute a guest CEO Blog post on interprofessional collaboration. As a family physician and...
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Here’s a chance to get inside what CMS is thinking about patient care.  CMS would like pharmacists and pharmacy associations to be among the clinicians and organizations attending a listening session on clinical practice transformation via a webinar on Friday, July 25, at 1:00 pm EDT. Free tickets...
Last night, state Sen. Buddy Carter, a community pharmacist, emerged victorious over surgeon Bob Johnson in a Republican runoff for a congressional seat in Georgia’s First Congressional District. I’d like to congratulate Buddy on his 53%–46% victory. This isn’t just a win for Buddy, it’s a win for...
Last night, I joined the lobbyists from the steering committee of the Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition (PAPCC) at a local watering hole to celebrate reaching the goal of 50 cosponsors for H.R. 4190. At least that’s what was scheduled a couple of weeks ago. However, by game time last...
CDC wants pharmacists to help tobacco users quit and has launched a Web page on the CDC website, “Pharmacists: Help Your Patients Quit Smoking,” which includes links to FAQs for health care providers, downloadable “Talk With Your Pharmacist” posters to hang near the pharmacy counter, and toll-free...
We greatly appreciate Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) being an original sponsor of H.R. 4190. Pharmacy Today’s July issue, which has been posted to pharmacist.com, includes a Q&A with Congressman Butterfield as part of an occasional series on champions of pharmacy in Congress. “I am from a small...
Back in April, we shared an article that APhA contributed to from Forbes, “Fixing Healthcare Can Be As Close As Your Neighborhood Pharmacy,” which supported pharmacists’ “potential for an expanded role as a key member of the healthcare team.”  Just last week, I shared with you an op-ed I wrote on...
As we enter the hurricane season, and the weather and Mother Nature across the country act in peculiar ways, it is a good time to express your desire to help your community if an emergency event should occur. My days as a Boy Scout embedded the concept of being prepared and not waiting for the...
This has been an amazing week! On Monday, APhA President Matt Osterhaus, APhA Trustee Kelly Goode, and APhA staff—together with pharmacy leaders from the National Community Pharmacists Association, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations,...
The 2014 elections for the APhA Board of Trustees and for the leadership of the APhA practice and science Academies are still open—but the deadline to cast your vote is July 9, 2014, at 12:00 pm EDT. We’ll announce the results soon after that. E-ballots went out to current APhA members via e-mail...