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10.10.2017
For those interested in supporting the plight of U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico, we have some information. I recently reached out to the dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Puerto Rico, Wanda Maldonado, BSPharm, PharmD, to ask how we can help contribute to the recovery efforts. She...
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10.03.2017
I love this time of year. American Pharmacists Month uses all of October to recognize how pharmacists improve medication use, advance patient care, and improve patient access and public health across practice settings. It also encourages the community to “Know Your Pharmacist—Know Your Medicine,”...
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09.18.2017
Pharmacists routinely heed the call to serve. At APhA, our members and staff are proud of our profession and what we have to offer on the front lines of health care. We will continue to nurture leadership and facilitate access to your services, in normal times AND in times of crisis. To that end,...
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09.18.2017
There’s a great quote from actor and director Christopher Reeve that resonates for so many in the face of recent events: “I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” We see heroism among “ordinary” pharmacists. We saw...
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09.05.2017
Updated September 7, 2017: Due to the threat of Hurricane Irma, APhA has cancelled the Joint Federal Pharmacy Seminar (JFPS), scheduled for September 10–13 in Orlando, FL. The decision was made with primary consideration for the safety and well-being of APhA members, event attendees, and...
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08.28.2017
With Hurricane Harvey bringing unprecedented amounts of rain to Texas’s Gulf Coast region, inland, and parts of Louisiana, catastrophic floodwaters have rushed through Houston and surrounding areas, endangering 6.6 million residents of the nation’s fourth-largest city and damaging its hospitals...
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08.18.2017
Check out this JAPhA study that helps quantify the value pharmacists add to health care, particularly as it pertains to hospitalization and readmissions. The study backs up our experiences showing how pharmacists’ involvement as a member of the health care team can improve outcomes and save money...
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08.07.2017
Have you ever come home exhausted from work, on one hand pleased that you took care of so many patients that day, but also struggling with insufficient resources or lack of appreciation? Who hasn’t? So in 1987, I left the community pharmacy practice I loved to join APhA staff, determined to change...
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07.25.2017
A few weeks ago, I got a note from APhA House of Delegates Speaker and member of the Board of Trustees Michael Hogue, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP. Michael let us know that Jeff Goad, PharmD, MPH, had been elected to the board of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). This was an honor for...
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07.07.2017
Thank you first to all candidates who stood up and volunteered to be considered! Your profession salutes you and your willingness to serve. Thanks also to all APhA members who cast ballots in the elections for the Board of Trustees and the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice & Management (APhA–...
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