August 14, 2018
Historically, there’s been tension between OTC manufacturers who want access to their products to be unfettered and health professionals who would prefer that consumers have access to help that assures safe use. Pharmacists see the challenges that come from a lack of understanding, the influence of…
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July 31, 2018
Last week, Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) stood on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize the distinguished career of his constituent, RADM Pamela Schweitzer, PharmD, BCACP, as she prepares to retire after 30 years of service.   Our good friend, colleague, and APhA member RADM…
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July 24, 2018
From July 13–15, more than 200 student volunteers invested in their professional future and their community with 3 days of leadership, advocacy, and networking during our annual Summer Leadership Institute (SLI). This event brings chapter and regional leaders of the APhA Academy of Student…
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July 10, 2018
DoctorsLounge, a website that provides educational resources to doctors, students, and allied clinical professionals, recently promoted CDC's Creating Community-Clinical Linkages between Community Pharmacists and Physicians. It’s great to see the other side of the aisle reaching out to explore how…
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June 19, 2018
For those of you who crossed the stage and started your careers recently, this is a serious question. You’ve achieved something remarkable, and you’ve got a wide-open future ahead of you. You can expect change. You can expect that many things you learned in school will become obsolete as science…
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June 5, 2018
The votes have been counted and the results are in. We now know who will be leading APhA as our 2020–21 president—Michael D. Hogue, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP, of Gardendale, AL. Michael has a long history of volunteer leadership at APhA. He is currently the Speaker of the APhA House of Delegates and…
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May 21, 2018
I recently read a piece called The Surprising Power of Questions in the May–June 2018 issue of Harvard Business Review. It caused me to reflect on how I interact with folks. I’m sure I could do a better job of respecting others by asking more questions. And I’d be smarter for it! The article also…
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April 24, 2018
Last weekend, representatives from APhA’s three Academies—Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA–APPM), Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA–APRS), and Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA–ASP)—and the APhA New Practitioner Advisory Committee convened in Washington, DC,…
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April 3, 2018
We asked, and you delivered. THANK YOU! APhA has been on social media and pharmacist.com rallying the troops to contact their representatives in Congress and tell them that to make a meaningful impact on the opioid crisis, pharmacists must be allowed to get off the bench and in the game. The…
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March 27, 2018
A few weeks ago I flew to LA to tape a segment of The Doctors on medication synchronization, a simple service where the pharmacy coordinates patients’ refill schedule so they can pick up all of their medications at once. It aired last week. Check it out at https://www.thedoctorstv.com/articles/…
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