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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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08.31.2015
I recently had the privilege to offer comments at the University of St. Joseph School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony that recognized the Doctor of Pharmacy Class of 2018. It is always such a treat to participate at the beginning of student pharmacists’ journey, and the event in Hartford, CT, was...
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08.21.2015
I know that most pharmacists read APhA’s flagship publication, Pharmacy Today, but I was thrilled to learn that psychologists read our publication too! In an August 2015 blog entry, a well-known friend of pharmacy, Pat DeLeon, PhD, former Chief of Staff to Senator Daniel Inouye and President of...
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08.18.2015
Promoting the pharmacy profession is one of the cornerstones of APhA. We have put a lot of energy and time into the provider status initiative over the last 4 years, and our efforts are showing significant signs of progress! But I wanted to share with you some of the other ways APhA supports and...
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