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Congratulations to all the 2015 pharmacy graduates! After completing a rigorous schedule of classes, and balancing work, school, and family life (not to mention pharmacy volunteer or leadership opportunities), you made it! On behalf of your chosen profession, welcome. We look forward to helping...
Big provider status news came out of the Evergreen State last week! Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state signed into law landmark legislation that helps patients access the valuable services pharmacists provide. We want to thank the Washington State Pharmacists Association (WSPA) for its leadership...
APhA member Betsy Elswick, PharmD, could give a master class on how to engage with Members of Congress to advocate for provider status legislation (H.R. 592/S. 314). As a Clinical Associate Professor at the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Pharmacy, Elswick brought a group of 12 student...
Milestones are important. Hank Aaron with 755 home runs. Cal Ripken with 2,632 consecutive games played. Last week, our Pharmacists Provide Care campaign reached an important milestone. Pharmacists and student pharmacists have sent more than 20,000 letters and e-mails to Congress to support...
OK. We’re going to make this REALLY EASY! Vote now for candidates for APhA leadership. If you are reading this blog post, then you can complete the voting process just as fast. If you think you’ll get to it later, you probably won’t. SO, VOTE NOW. The 2015 election for APhA’s leadership is open...
APhA’s year kicked off on April 24 when more than 40 Academy leaders and members of the Board’s Strategic Directions Committee (SDC) gathered for APhA’s 2015 Academies Leadership Meeting (ALM). ALM sets the stage for the year’s educational and policy agenda, which is developed from the ground up,...
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...