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The APhA House of Delegates is an amazing gathering of pharmacists from all types of practice settings and state and national pharmacist organizations. After most annual APhA House of Delegates policies are publicized, we get lots of comments, both pro and con from members and nonmembers....
The CDC recently beefed up their national tobacco education ad campaign featuring real people living with the effects of smoking-related diseases or exposure to smoking secondhand. Guess who the campaign also features—pharmacists! The Tips From Former Smokers campaign started in 2012. Recently,...
Nearly 6,000 APhA members and pharmacy supporters raised the roof off of the San Diego Convention Center last weekend at APhA2015. From before sun up to after sun down, there were so many exciting education sessions, networking opportunities, and events to celebrate and advance our incredible...
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...