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Perserverance Will Lead To A Stronger Tomorrow

By AHS | March 29, 2011
Inaugural Speech

Marialice S. Bennett

2010–2011 APhA President-Elect

March 27, 2011

Seattle, WA


Good morning. It is with honor and humility that I stand before you today, ready to serve as the 156th president of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

I have been a pharmacist since 1969 and a member of the Association for almost as long. Some of my dearest friends are my former students and residents and current pharmacist colleagues. My most treasured professional accomplishments have come from creating innovative practices such as University Health Connection, an interprofessional health care practice,

The destiny of the profession of pharmacy discussed at APhA

By AHS | March 28, 2011

Keynote speaker at Opening General Session applies disruptive innovation theory to health care.

A noted innovation expert called pharmacists “a great solution” at the 2011 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition yesterday.

What used to be acute diseases ending in death are now chronic diseases that physician’s offices aren’t equipped to address, and that’s where pharmacists can step in, Clayton M. Christensen, MBA, DBA, said in his keynote address at the Opening General Session at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

“There is so much opportunity for pharmacists to take over care

Is Temporary Staffing Permanent Now?

By AHS | March 22, 2011

An article in theNew York Times suggests that employers and employees alike might be moving toward a temporary-centric staffing model.

In November 2010, 80% of the 50,000 jobs created in the private sector were temporary positions.  For all of 2010, a bit more than 26% of 1.17 million jobs were temporary positions. That’s a lot.

What are we to make of such high numbers of temporary positions? There are, I think, two possibilities:

1. What we are seeing is a standard trend of a recovering economy. In past recessions, a jump in temporary hiring has always preceded a stea

Dealing with radiation fears, potassium iodide requests

By AHS | March 21, 2011

  One doctor's response to a patient's fear of radiation from Japan: For Americans, the risk of exposure is close to zero, and pills can have harmful side effects.

I live 3,000 miles away from Los Angeles, yet I've received several phone calls in the last week from patients seeking prescriptions for potassium iodide. Even in New York City, where I practice, pharmacies are selling out of these pills.

It's all in response to the ominous reports from Japan, where a stricken nuclear power plant in Fukushima has been emitting radiation since weathering the twin assaults of a magnitude 9.0 earthquak

Phone Aversion

By AHS | March 19, 2011


Blog post by:  The Redheaded Pharmacist

It seems that I am developing a certain condition as I gain years of experience as a retail pharmacist. I find the pleasure of talking to anyone on the phone less and less desirable as the days, months, and years go by. It is becoming more noticeable as I grow older. Is it just a personality trait of mine or a product of my work environment over the years (or both)?

We all know how crazy it can get at work. It seems like it takes a divine act to get even a few quiet minutes of time to do anything behind the counter at work. Filling prescriptions almost seems like an afterth




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