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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March 6, 2018
Here at APhA headquarters, the boxes have been packed, taped, and shipped. Final programs have been printed. Travel plans have been booked. It’s 2018 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition time. In a little more than a week from now, APhA staff, hundreds of volunteers, and thousands of you will…
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February 20, 2018
February is American Heart Month, and APhA is proud to be part of the Million Hearts Collaboration, a group of health care stakeholders who have partnered to advance heart health in America through the Million Hearts initiative. The initiative, now known as Million Hearts 2022, is aimed at…
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February 6, 2018
This season’s flu is a beast, and people are scared. As pharmacists, we can be there for them. Ask your patients if they have had a flu shot, let them know that it’s not too late to get one, and that you can administer it right there in your pharmacy. Remind them of flu symptoms and when they…
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January 23, 2018
While much remains in flux on Capitol Hill, the opioid epidemic is still a priority for Congress, which includes addressing treatment needs. APhA has a strong voice in this evolving conversation. We stand up for our patients and communities by ensuring policy makers and our fellow health care…
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December 12, 2017
There are just under 3 weeks left in 2017, and I want to hear what’s troubling you and what you’re excited about as 2018 approaches. My editorial in the July 2017 issue of Pharmacy Today, “The pain of being a pharmacist,” got a big response, and I heard from a lot of you. Thank you to all who took…
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