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08.19.2014
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...
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08.12.2014
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...
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08.04.2014
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...
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07.25.2014
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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07.23.2014
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...
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07.23.2014
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...
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07.18.2014
Last night, I joined the lobbyists from the steering committee of the Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition (PAPCC) at a local watering hole to celebrate reaching the goal of 50 cosponsors for H.R. 4190. At least that’s what was scheduled a couple of weeks ago. However, by game time last...
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07.14.2014
CDC wants pharmacists to help tobacco users quit and has launched a Web page on the CDC website, “Pharmacists: Help Your Patients Quit Smoking,” which includes links to FAQs for health care providers, downloadable “Talk With Your Pharmacist” posters to hang near the pharmacy counter, and toll-free...
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07.11.2014
We greatly appreciate Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) being an original sponsor of H.R. 4190. Pharmacy Today’s July issue, which has been posted to pharmacist.com, includes a Q&A with Congressman Butterfield as part of an occasional series on champions of pharmacy in Congress. “I am from a small...
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07.08.2014
Back in April, we shared an article that APhA contributed to from Forbes, “Fixing Healthcare Can Be As Close As Your Neighborhood Pharmacy,” which supported pharmacists’ “potential for an expanded role as a key member of the healthcare team.”  Just last week, I shared with you an op-ed I wrote on...
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