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08.20.2009
It's close to the last chance to connect with your Congressman or Senator at their town hall or in-district meetings. We've prepared tools for you at Tips for Participating in a Townhall Meeting and sample questions to ask at the meeting. Check them out. Whether you support or oppose health care...
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08.19.2009
A study from today's JAMA, while not directed at pharmacists, illustrates our important role not only as immunizers but as information sources for our patients and the public at large. The JAMA article points out that during the first couple of years of marketing of Merck's quadrivalent human...
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08.18.2009
We have received many calls, email messages, and comments recently from members asking our position on HCR. Many are concerned with the overall direction of the various proposals in the Senate and House, as well as what they are hearing from President Obama. Due to many factors, the topic has...
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08.17.2009
If you want to see effective political action, check out the Iowa Pharmacy Association's work with Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA). The Congressman will be visiting 10 pharmacies in his district this week to check out the provision of MTM as well as to discuss access and cost issues in health care...
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08.17.2009
Well, it's not really a secret, but there's lots our patients don't know about pharmacy. And it's our job to educate them, beginning with the knowledge of all that pharmacists do to help them manage their medications. This October, I am counting on APhA’s thousands of members to mobilize and...
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08.14.2009
Look at this from the humorous side without any politics involved. If I knew the author, I would give attribution. I did not write this, but found it clever. In these times, we have to be able to laugh at ourselves. The American Medical Association has weighed in on the new Obama health care...
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08.14.2009
APhA and Procter & Gamble Healthcare Consumer Institute executives on the APhA terrace. On Thursday, APhA staff members participated in a discussion with folks from Procter & Gamble's Healthcare Consumer Institute, a group within P&G that conducts ongoing research of consumers and...
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08.13.2009
On Wednesday evening, a North Carolina television station interviewed Democratic Representative Heath Shuler about his views on health care reform. During the interview, Rep. Shuler described his district's “Asheville Project” as a model for the nation. You all should watch this interview. Notice...
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08.12.2009
If you are a community pharmacy pracititioner interested in providing novel H1N1 vaccine to your patients this fall, you should advise your local public health office now of your interest. APhA recently surveyed our members and determined a high interest, which validated our place with public...
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08.10.2009
We lost a friend on Friday. Steve French was a hard working, good human being from Ripley in my home state of West Virginia. He managed a farm, took care of his family, and together with his wife and daughter, was raising two nephews because he loved them and it was the right thing to do. Steve...
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