October 2, 2018
Welcome to American Pharmacists Month 2018! On Tuesday, we enjoyed celebrating World Pharmacists Day. The event got tremendous attention on social media, so we send a shout out to all of you who took to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to spread the word. It was the perfect prelude to #APhM2018.…
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September 18, 2018
Heavy rain from Tropical Depression Florence is pounding the Carolinas, southwest Virginia, and southern West Virginia. Tragically, as of this writing, 32 people have lost their lives. Countless more have lost their homes, their electricity, and their peace of mind. Thousands have evacuated…
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August 28, 2018
Not long ago, I wrote about the power of questions, and how asking more questions can help you be smarter, more effective, and a more efficient communicator. Soon after, I read a very compelling piece in the New Yorker. The essay, Curiosity and What Equality Really Means, was adapted from a UCLA…
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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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