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Accreditation is an important way for pharmacies to demonstrate a high level of care to patients, payers, health care providers, and the public. As you may remember, in 2012, APhA—in collaboration with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and the American Society of Health-System...
As the sun sets on 2015, I share our editors’ and editorial boards’ excitement about a big change that will take place at APhA as we kick off the New Year. We have selected Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, as the exclusive...
Last night, a small but committed group of pharmacy advocates in the Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition gathered to celebrate our collective continued work together with our Association members and pharmacists who are working with us to gain passage of S. 314 and H.R. 592, the Pharmacy...
I recently attended a scientific symposium in Lawrence, KS, honoring Ron Borchardt, PhD, the Editor-in-Chief of APhA’s Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (JPharmSci). Ron recently retired from the University of Kansas after a distinguished 44-year career. More than 300 scientists from around the...
This year, I had the privilege and honor to rub elbows with my federal pharmacy colleagues at the Joint Federal Pharmacy Seminar (JFPS) 2015. This is the largest annual event for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and Public Health Service (USPHS)...
Last week during a community forum in Charleston, WV, President Barack Obama laid out a plan to tackle the growing problem of prescription opioid pain addiction and heroin abuse in the United States. APhA member Patricia “Patty” Johnston, BSPharm, owner of Colony Drug and Wellness Center and a...
APhA is “home” for America’s pharmacists, with more than 62,000 members. The Association advocates for pharmacists in the United States by driving practice transformation, developing pharmacist leaders, and promoting consumer access and coverage for pharmacists’ quality patient care services....
On October 8, an important milestone was reached for the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (H.R. 592/S. 314) when the majority of the U.S. House of Representatives became cosponsors to the legislation. With 219 of the 435 Members of Congress in the House of Representatives...
APhA has received a letter from RADM Anne Schuchat, MD, Assistant Surgeon General and Principal Deputy Director, CDC, to be distributed to all pharmacists. In her letter, the CDC applauded the accomplishments of the profession and APhA over the past 20 years to improve the health of our...
October is American Pharmacists Month—this is YOUR MONTH! Yes, we’ve been celebrating every October for years, but this October is DIFFERENT! From conducting tours of the OTC aisles to giving patients free “care packages” to volunteering your time to a worthy cause, there are so many ways to raise...