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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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02.16.2016
A few months ago we announced that Elsevier was named the exclusive publisher, promoter and distributor of APhA’s publications: Pharmacy Today, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, and Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. I’m thrilled to share with you that as part of that collaboration...
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02.16.2016
On February 1, CMS published a final rule with comment period that implements provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to change Medicaid reimbursement for covered outpatient drugs, effective April 1, 2016. What does this mean for pharmacists who have to bill for medications every day? Hopes...
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02.09.2016
In a major win for pharmacists and their patients, California’s state legislation, SB 493, expanded scope of practice and recognized pharmacists as providers. Passed in 2013 and effective in 2014, implementation is ongoing. In part 2 of my blog about expanding pharmacist roles in California, I’d...
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