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07.18.2014
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...
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07.14.2014
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...
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07.11.2014
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...
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07.08.2014
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...
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07.05.2014
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...
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07.03.2014
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,...
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07.01.2014
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...
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06.30.2014
On Monday, June 23, APhA’s Board of Trustees went to Capitol Hill to talk to our Members of Congress and their staff about provider status. Combined, we participated in almost 40 Hill meetings. Every member of the Board of Trustees, myself included, met with our Members of Congress. On the House...
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06.30.2014
Just as the San Antonio Spurs wouldn’t have won the NBA championship without all five men on the basketball court, patients don’t win without all of the members of their health care team. I am pleased to share with you an op-ed I wrote on the provider status issue that was published today in The...
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06.19.2014
Those of you who know me have probably heard me fit lyrics of old songs to current situations. It is almost reflexive, as I grew up listening to a lot of music in the 1960s and 1970s, when we didn’t watch music, we listened. “There’s something happening here” is the lead line in this Buffalo...
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