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The premier event in the pharmacy world is here! The San Diego Convention Center is pulsing with positive energy and enthusiasm generated by thousands of pharmacists from across the country who have showed up in record numbers to celebrate our profession at APhA2015. It gives me great pride to see...
Later this week, a record crowd of thousands of pharmacists from across the country will converge on San Diego for the 2015 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition. We have so much in store for you this year! In the words of Bruno Mars, “Don’t believe me? Just watch!” Each year’s Annual Meeting is...
On March 18, Sens. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced the Medication Therapy Management Empowerment Act (S. 776). Sens. Brown and Roberts also sponsored last session’s bill, S. 557, along with Sens. Kay Hagan (D-NC), Al Franken (D-MN),...
We are so grateful to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for being a lead Senate sponsor of the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act that was introduced in both the House as H.R. 592 and the Senate as S. 314. I encourage you to read an interview with him in Pharmacy Today’s March issue...
With all of the exciting things happening in our pharmacy world this year, it’s more important than ever for you to participate in the APhA Election to select APhA’s leaders. This slate of candidates includes APhA Board of Trustees and leadership of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice &...
We mourn the loss of Jerry Halperin, who along with living a stellar career, endeared himself to his staff at the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). He received significant and well-deserved recognition over that career, including the Remington Honor Medal, pharmacy’s highest honor, in San...
This afternoon, President Barack Obama will make remarks on the progress to date and the next steps in our nation’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. As we’ve noted before, our own U.S. Public Health Service pharmacists responded in force. I’ve heard that a very special guest and...
This week, most of you should be receiving the February issue of Pharmacy Today in your mailboxes. Included in this issue is Today’s annual Over-the-Counter Product Survey. This important survey helps tally the OTC product recommendations you most often offer consumers and your patients. Self-care...
The recent measles outbreak has increased public discussion and debate around the importance of immunizations and community responsibility.  It is also providing an opportunity for the profession of pharmacy to educate the public, decision makers, and other health care providers regarding the...
Recently, in the glow of the introduction of H.R. 592 and S. 314, I had a conversation that reminded me how important simple “thank you” notes are in these days of electronic communications. Following is a blinded story from one of our most active members: Tom, It was such a pleasure to attend the...