April 3, 2018
We asked, and you delivered. THANK YOU! APhA has been on social media and pharmacist.com rallying the troops to contact their representatives in Congress and tell them that to make a meaningful impact on the opioid crisis, pharmacists must be allowed to get off the bench and in the game. The…
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March 27, 2018
A few weeks ago I flew to LA to tape a segment of The Doctors on medication synchronization, a simple service where the pharmacy coordinates patients’ refill schedule so they can pick up all of their medications at once. It aired last week. Check it out at https://www.thedoctorstv.com/articles/…
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March 6, 2018
Here at APhA headquarters, the boxes have been packed, taped, and shipped. Final programs have been printed. Travel plans have been booked. It’s 2018 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition time. In a little more than a week from now, APhA staff, hundreds of volunteers, and thousands of you will…
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February 20, 2018
February is American Heart Month, and APhA is proud to be part of the Million Hearts Collaboration, a group of health care stakeholders who have partnered to advance heart health in America through the Million Hearts initiative. The initiative, now known as Million Hearts 2022, is aimed at…
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February 6, 2018
This season’s flu is a beast, and people are scared. As pharmacists, we can be there for them. Ask your patients if they have had a flu shot, let them know that it’s not too late to get one, and that you can administer it right there in your pharmacy. Remind them of flu symptoms and when they…
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January 23, 2018
While much remains in flux on Capitol Hill, the opioid epidemic is still a priority for Congress, which includes addressing treatment needs. APhA has a strong voice in this evolving conversation. We stand up for our patients and communities by ensuring policy makers and our fellow health care…
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December 12, 2017
There are just under 3 weeks left in 2017, and I want to hear what’s troubling you and what you’re excited about as 2018 approaches. My editorial in the July 2017 issue of Pharmacy Today, “The pain of being a pharmacist,” got a big response, and I heard from a lot of you. Thank you to all who took…
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November 20, 2017
We were extremely saddened to hear the news that our friend Keith Campbell, a much-admired and beloved leader in pharmacy, had passed away suddenly. Keith had an untold impact on thousands of pharmacists as a diabetes researcher and educator and as an innovator in integrating pharmacists into…
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November 7, 2017
Saturday, November 11, is Veterans Day—a time to show gratitude for the brave women and men who have served our nation throughout history. APhA treasures our relationship with federal pharmacists and technicians, particularly those in uniform. Their commitment to serve also often requires great…
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October 31, 2017
Today is the last day of American Pharmacists Month, and I thank all of you for making it a great one! The other day I shared with our staff how cool it was to look on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and see #APhM2017 posts every day. Thank you all for showing your pride in the work you do for…
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