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After years of work to get it right, to listen carefully to stakeholders, and to construct realistic standards that will make a difference in patient care, the window of opportunity is now open! Outpatient pharmacy practices in the community, hospitals, health systems, and clinics that have an...
Provider status was the talk of our Annual Meeting. It’s also gaining traction in Congress as eight cosponsors have now signed on to H.R. 4190, which was introduced by Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) on March 11. We’re now publishing the initial set of Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care...
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The latest consumer media outlet to support pharmacists’ “potential for an expanded role as a key member of the healthcare team” is Forbes.com. On April 10, Forbes published an article, “Fixing Healthcare Can Be As Close As Your Neighborhood Pharmacy,” for which our staff provided results from...
In case you missed it, Harvard Law School is singing the praises of pharmacists as members of the health care team. I commend to your reading our news article on Harvard Law School’s New Jersey PATHS report that shows pharmacists on diabetes care teams benefit patients. We are so pleased that the...
  As we pack up and head to Orlando for the APhA Annual Meeting, I received a nice note in my e-mail inbox from Lee Rucker, MSPH, former AARP policy expert and recipient of an APhA Honorary Membership in a few days. She pointed me to her March 24 blog post in Health Affairs, "March Madness:...
We’re encouraging folks to sign two new petitions in support of H.R. 4190 that have just been opened by APhA members Sandra Leal and Steve Soman. As you may already be aware, Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), and Todd Young (R-IN) on March 11 introduced legislation that would...
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Here's a shout-out to the two state execs just hired by the Delaware and North Carolina state pharmacy associations. The Delaware Pharmacists Society's new Executive Director is Sandra Robinson, BSPharm, a second-generation pharmacist and native of Delawarean with more than 30 years of experience...
Two days after the introduction of H.R. 4190, we had the opportunity to hit Capitol Hill with our colleagues from chain pharmacy during the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ (NACDS) 2014 RxIMPACT Day on March 13. The day began with about 400 participants and 40 companies at a breakfast...
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As many of you know by now, pharmacy united to form the Patient Access to Pharmacists Care Coalition (PAPCC) and to pursue provider status for pharmacists through the recognition of pharmacists’ services in federal legislation. Today, we made a major leap forward with the introduction today of a...
A few days ago, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Dean Natalie Eddington wrote a thoughtful op-ed that was published in the Baltimore Sun. Dean Eddington does a nice job of striking the right chords and making the case based on her own experiences in Maryland. Bravo! “If Congress is too...