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05.22.2017
What an interesting week!  Last week, APhA Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Practice and Government Affairs Stacie Maass and I joined a small group for a meeting with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. He wanted our input on how to address high drug prices. We know...
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05.15.2017
For the last several years, I’ve been encouraging pharmacists to walk across the street and have a conversation with the physicians whose patients you see regularly. Have a conversation with them about how you can work together for better patient care. Often, especially with MACRA and other...
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05.09.2017
New evidence that Medicaid patients wait longer than privately insured patients to see their physician was published in the May 2017 Health Affairs. Patients covered by Medicaid were 20% more likely than privately insured patients to wait 20 minutes or longer to see their physician, according to...
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05.01.2017
Being an active participant in APhA’s election process will take no more time than it takes to read this blog. I encourage eligible voters to take advantage of an important benefit and responsibility of APhA membership. By voting, you help shape the direction of YOUR Association. If you think you’...
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04.19.2017
After our Annual Meeting, we go about the process of updating our leadership rosters and contact lists to reflect the changes as former leader terms expire and new ones begin. We also traditionally display the portraits of our three presidential officers (President-elect, President, and Immediate...
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04.18.2017
Most of us are engaged in one way or another in supporting patients with pain or assisting those with substance use disorder. To demonstrate the impact of pharmacists have as front line providers in the nationwide opioid crisis, the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA) has...
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04.03.2017
APhA staff members are back at headquarters after a week in San Francisco for APhA2017. Except for the jetlag, we’re pumped about the positive feedback and energy. More than 6,100 of you joined us for the best in pharmacy education, inspiring presentations by the profession’s leading minds, and...
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03.20.2017
Here at APhA headquarters, everyone is finalizing preparations and gearing up to get on the road to the 2017 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco on March 24–27. I’m very proud of the work our staff is doing to make this a fantastic meeting full of lively discussion, opportunities...
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03.13.2017
We can be exceedingly proud of one of APhA’s most expansive products yet—PharmacyLibrary.com, our pharmacy education and reference website. In 2010, we digitized our book publishing program and launched the original PharmacyLibrary. This January, we relaunched with significant enhancements. There’...
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02.28.2017
Just a quick note on this last day of American Heart Month—the Million Hearts initiative has announced that since it has reached the end of its first phase it will expand its focus into new areas to fight heart disease. Million Hearts 2022 will center on keeping people in the community healthy,...
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May 22, 2017
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