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Our task is too large for any one organization to accomplish alone. However, there must be individuals and organizations willing to facilitate and lead the efforts. Pharmacists join those organizations they think are meeting their needs or representing them effectively. APhA not only leads on some...
As part of APhA’s commitment to achieving provider status for pharmacists, we are a member of the Patient Access to Pharmacists' Care Coalition (PAPCC)—a multistakeholder coalition of organizations representing patients, pharmacists, and pharmacies, as well as other interested stakeholders.  A...
As I wrote in my July 3 blog post, there’s a lot of momentum around getting pharmacists on the team. The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) ceremony I’ll describe below was symbolic of the strong coordination that occurs among the many federal agencies and “categories” of service, which work quite...
Today, the Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition (PAPCC) announced the milestone of 100 cosponsors of H.R. 4190 had been met. We extend our hearty congratulations to the many folks who have been a part of this effort, especially the government affairs teams of the members of the PAPCC who...
Note to readers from APhA Executive Vice President and CEO Tom Menighan: I’ve invited William M. Ellis, BSPharm, MS, Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Executive Director, and Maria Llana Posey, PharmD, Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist and BPS Board Member, to contribute a guest blog post...
Congratulations to the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) on receiving the Power of A Summit Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The award is a high achievement in the association world. Way to go, PSW! PSW was honored for its role in the Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality...
Every day, in one way or another, I ask pharmacists to get involved with us, and to share their patient care stories in our quest to help our patients get access and coverage for our services. I often recognize that our story of underutilized capacity is beginning to be heard. This morning, as I...
Note to readers from APhA Executive Vice President and CEO Tom Menighan: I’ve invited Hershey S. Bell, MD, MS, FAAFP, Professor, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Dean, LECOM School of Pharmacy, to contribute a guest CEO Blog post on interprofessional collaboration. As a family physician and...
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Here’s a chance to get inside what CMS is thinking about patient care.  CMS would like pharmacists and pharmacy associations to be among the clinicians and organizations attending a listening session on clinical practice transformation via a webinar on Friday, July 25, at 1:00 pm EDT. Free tickets...
Last night, state Sen. Buddy Carter, a community pharmacist, emerged victorious over surgeon Bob Johnson in a Republican runoff for a congressional seat in Georgia’s First Congressional District. I’d like to congratulate Buddy on his 53%–46% victory. This isn’t just a win for Buddy, it’s a win for...