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11.03.2015
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)...
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10.27.2015
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...
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10.20.2015
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....
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10.13.2015
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...
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10.06.2015
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...
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09.29.2015
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...
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09.21.2015
Do you have innovative ideas to promote team care? If so, read on to learn how you can get your ideas recognized on an important stage and make a difference for your profession. Take the Team Care Challenge! Sponsored by the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) and the American...
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09.17.2015
As the scope of pharmacy practice increases in complexity, more and more pharmacy-related issues are making headlines as they go before the judicial system. A few months ago, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that people with drug addictions could sue pharmacists, physicians, and...
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09.11.2015
It is with a heavy heart that I recently learned of the passing of two former APhA Trustees—Don Gronewold and Tom Garrison.  Both Don and Tom were on the Board when I joined APhA’s staff in 1997. Don Gronewold Don passed away on Tuesday, August 25, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He...
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09.03.2015
Last week, APhA staff met with senior CDC staff from the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at our headquarters in Washington. We discussed multiple areas of connectivity where pharmacists play valuable roles in public health, chronic disease management, and prevention. I thanked...
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