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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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02.08.2016
Thanks to Jon Roth, California Pharmacists Association exec, for sharing the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) recently completed white paper that documents evidence for expanded pharmacist roles in team-based care. Funded by a CDC block grant and authored by one of the state’s...
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02.02.2016
Congratulations to our pharmacist colleagues in Ohio! Under a new bill that was recently signed into law, Ohio pharmacists will now have more responsibility and fewer restrictions in collaborative practice. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Ohio Pharmacists Association and its members, along...
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01.26.2016
Recently, www.komando.com published an article, “5 careers that tech will destroy in 2016.” I was surprised to see pharmacists listed as number four. In my time, there have been similar claims made when other new technologies have been introduced. The article points to researchers at the...
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01.19.2016
As many in the APhA family know, we lost a lifelong friend in Mary Louise Andersen. Her obituary is online, and includes some information specific to her years of leadership in APhA, women in pharmacy, and pharmacy in general. Yesterday, Lucinda Maine and I met John and Eileen Gans to attend the...
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