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03.23.2016
If you’ve ever heard me speak, then you know I am very passionate about the need for pharmacists to show up, get in the game, and be on the health care team. Yesterday I had the opportunity to practice what I preach. I had a seat at the table as a participant in a think-tank session with a...
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03.22.2016
If you read my blog regularly, then you know we’re very focused on getting pharmacists on the team and in the game. And together with thousands of pharmacists’ innovative and determined efforts, we’re making significant progress. Just how much progress? Well, we have the answer! At APhA2016, we...
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03.15.2016
Thank you to everyone who traveled to Baltimore for APhA2016! This year’s Annual Meeting was something really special. We had a great turnout, outstanding programming, and over-the-top advocacy!    In my role at APhA, I often get to connect with our speakers. Both of our general session speakers,...
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03.03.2016
This morning, Donald A. Dee wrote a touching tribute to Bob Johnson and e-mailed it to Bob’s friends. I was so moved by Don’s words that I decided to post it on my blog. Thank you, Don, for sharing your memories of our great friend and colleague. Here is Don’s tribute: Robert C. Johnson August 24...
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03.02.2016
Today we got the sad news that one of the greats in American pharmacy passed away. Bob Johnson passed away peacefully in his sleep this morning. We offer our sympathies and prayers to his wife, Tina, and his family. Bob was our friend and longtime Michigan and California state pharmacy...
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03.01.2016
As the incidence of opioid use and abuse continues to rise, pharmacists, as the most accessible health care providers (and drug experts), are often on the front lines of pain management and patient care. How do we as pharmacists make sure patients who are legitimately in pain receive the care they...
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03.01.2016
2016 is an important election year for our nation with the presidential elections—and for APhA! Just as it is vital that you vote in upcoming primaries and the General Election this fall, it’s also critical that you participate in the APhA Election to select APhA’s leaders. This slate of...
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02.23.2016
Last year, we took challenges head on and achieved many successes. Through collaborative efforts among APhA’s leadership, our exceptional staff, and thousands of dedicated volunteers, we engaged the Association in the most important issues faced by pharmacists. Here are a few highlights: APhA...
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02.22.2016
Today, I am delighted to share with you a different kind of blog post. Every pharmacist has a story to tell about how they arrived at where they are today. Our journeys take twists and turns that we never could have predicted. That is an important insight for pharmacy students and those...
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02.22.2016
The excitement is palpable at APhA headquarters as we get ready to send the shipment—all of the materials we need for education sessions, the bookstore, the booths, and so on—to Baltimore for APhA2016 from March 4 to 7! Preregistered attendees can expedite registration by spending 5 minutes on the...
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