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Ohio is on a roll! A few weeks ago, Gov. John Kasich signed into law HB 116, which is aimed at expanding patient access to pharmacist-provided medication synchronization services. The signing of HB 116 follows on the heels of Gov. Kasich signing into law a measure to create a medical marijuana...
I recently attended the Pharmacy Quality Alliance’s Annual Meeting and Innovation Forum, where I had the chance to talk with Jerry Penso, MD, MBA, Chief Medical and Quality Officer at the American Medical Group Association Foundation. One of the topics that we discussed was the growing importance...
Back in August, I reached out to the APhA membership to ask for volunteers to put their names in the hat for elected volunteer leadership positions. I was impressed by the response of so many passionate, hardworking pharmacists who were ready to make an impact on the Association and the profession...
I refer to the people who work at APhA as the “APhA family.” Although we work together as a team to advance the practice of pharmacy, we also support each other on a daily basis, which in turn, supports you, our members. APhA participated in the national 2016 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work...
Did you know that a pharmacist started Memorial Day? Pharmacist Henry C. Welles had an idea to place flowers on the graves of those who fought in the Civil War in the summer of 1865, according to Tech Times. General John B. Murray helped the pharmacist organize the memorial, which took place the...
This spring, thousands of new PharmD practitioners are walking across the stage, collecting their diplomas, and taking a flying leap into practice. Over the last few years, I’ve been struck by how disruptive these moments are for new grads with moves, new jobs, debt, often new families, and...
Pharmacists in Canada—the largest country by size in North America and the second largest country in the world—face many of the same health care challenges that we do. Every year, APhA meets with the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) to discuss topics of mutual interest. It was APhA’s turn...
When you read this, you will either know we appreciate your volunteer service OR consider the possibility of volunteering yourself, perhaps for the first time. Last month, APhA held one of our most important meetings—the 2016 Academies Leadership Meeting. This marked the annual “beginning” of our...
Pharmacists are the most accessible health care providers, and for many people, especially those in underserved communities, pharmacists may be their best resource for care. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health designated April as National Minority Health...
A few weeks ago, participants from a wide array of professions came together in Atlanta to address the prescription drug abuse and heroin crisis in this country. Attendees at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta were a robust and diverse group, including health care providers...