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SenioRx Radio: Value-Based Care in LTC Pharmacy

5-26-2017

Chad Worz, host of SenioRx Radio interviews Harry Thibodeau, PhC, R.Ph., CCP, FASCP Chief Operations Officer with Pharma-Care, Inc.

This is a new audio blog brought to you by ASCP and the Pharmacy Podcast Network...
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Don’t Make Things Harder Than They Need to Be

5-10-2017

H. Edward Davidson, PharmD, MPH
Editor-in-Chief, The Consultant Pharmacist

The health care environment is, by nature, complex, requiring technology integration, high-level thinking and decision-making, as well as critical communication needs…
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Staying Focused

4-8-2017

H. Edward Davidson, PharmD, MPH
Editor-in-Chief, The Consultant Pharmacist

Going about our routine day-to-day tasks can be challenging for all of us—particularly for pharmacists, where dispensing high-risk medications is the norm—as he or she must display a high degree of focus…
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Expansion May be Postponed, But Your Role is Still Critical

3-22-2017

Frank Grosso, RPh
ASCP Executive Director & CEO

You may have seen the McKnight’s headline “CMS postpones expansion, implementation of bundled payment programs,” and thought, “Whew, that’s over!"…
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Advancing Our Decision Making

3-22-2017

H. Edward Davidson, PharmD, MPH
Editor-in-Chief, The Consultant Pharmacist

As our health care infrastructure continues to embrace the use of electronic health records, clinical decision support (CDS) tools also will become ubiquitous…
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Why I Attend

3-16-2017

Vincent Galletta, RPh
Manager LTC Operations at Buffalo Pharmacies Institutional

I have been fortunate to attend the first two ASCP Forums, and am already registered for the one this May. Looking back on the previous two...
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Introducing SenioRx Radio

3-7-2017

Guests include Chad Worz, PharmD and Vincent Galletta, RPh

This is a new audio blog brought to you by ASCP and the Pharmacy Podcast Network...
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Leveraging Technology for Innovation

2-14-2017

H. Edward Davidson, PharmD, MPH
Editor-in-Chief, The Consultant Pharmacist

For a variety of reasons, long-term care facilities have lagged behind other institutional settings in integrating technological advances such as electronic health records.
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Take Back Your Profession!

2-6-2017

Frank Grosso, RPh
ASCP Executive Director & CEO

Every day I get calls and emails from members telling me that consultant pharmacists shouldn't be at the mercy of the Social Security Act for payment...
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Taking the Lead

2-2-2017

Joseph G. Marek, RPh, CGP, FASCP
2016-2017 ASCP President

We all know the statistics...
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Former ASCP Member, Turned Congressman to Give Forum Keynote

1-25-2017

Arnold E. Clayman, PD, FASCP
ASCP Vice President of Pharmacy Practice & Government Affairs

I am excited ASCP has announced Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA) will give the keynote address at the 2017 ASCP Forum on May 3 in Arlington, Virginia...
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Last Year's Big Story: Antibiotic Stewardship

1-17-2017

H. Edward Davidson, PharmD, MPH
Editor-in-Chief, The Consultant Pharmacist

If one had to characterize the biggest medication-related issue of 2016, the use of antibiotics would have to be on most pharmacists’ top-three list...
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What the ASCP Board Does and Why YOU Should Run

1-10-2017

Joseph G. Marek, RPh, CGP, FASCP
2016-2017 ASCP President

Does being a board member conjure up for you images of wealthy people writing checks in an ivory tower? Do you see a group of suits sitting around a massive board room table sipping drinks? Let me clear up some misconceptions for you...
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In Memory of our Deceased ASCP Members

1-5-2017

Frank Grosso, RPh
ASCP Executive Director & CEO

As we reflect back on 2016, I want to take a moment to remember some of our beloved and dedicated members who passed away over the past year...
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Succeeding in 2017; The Era of Chronic Care

1-4-2017

Paul Baldwin
Baldwin Health Policy Group LLC

Now that we’ve lugged the lights and decorations back to the attic and gingerly stepped on the bathroom scale, discovering that our annual revelry will haunt us throughout the winter, it’s time to turn our attention to the year ahead...
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Reducing Antipsychotics: An Interdisciplinary Team Effort

12-20-2016

Marian James, Pharm.D., FASCP, BCPS, CGP
2016 Herb Langsam Pharmacy Provider Services Award Winner

Any pharmacist practicing in long-term care is familiar with the dreaded F-tag 329, unnecessary medication...
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Forging a Strong Relationship with the DEA

12-19-2016

Arnold E. Clayman, PD, FASCP
ASCP Vice President of Pharmacy Practice & Government Affairs

As a long-time member of ASCP involved in government affairs and now a staff member for over 5 years, I have been through numerous political administrations...
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Get A Head Start on Your 2017 Resolutions

12-16-2016

Frank Grosso, RPh
ASCP Executive Director & CEO

The holiday season is in full swing, and while this is a joyous time of year, we know it takes a tremendous amount of preparation and planning to juggle family, friends—and still get to all your facilities/clients in 30 days...
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Being Ever Mindful

12-12-2016

H. Edward Davidson, PharmD, MPH
Editor-in-Chief, The Consultant Pharmacist

Medication-related problems occur for a variety of reasons. The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs recently...
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Do you Hear Me Now? – The Art of Listening

12-9-2016

Albert R. Barber, PharmD, CGP, FASCP
2016 Richard S. Berman Service Award Winner

Early in my career as a consultant pharmacist in skilled nursing homes I picked up a large high-acuity facility with...
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My Summer as a Cano Intern

12-8-2016

Precious Dadzie
2016 ASCP Cano Legislative Intern
VCU School of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate, Class of 2018

Older adults have always had a special place in my heart. When I entered pharmacy school...
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A Note from Adelaide

12-1-2016

Chris Alderman, CGP
2016 Excellence in Geriatric Pharmacy Practice Award Winner

Recently I had the privilege of travelling to Dallas, where I humbly accepted the honour of the 2016 CCGP Excellence in Geriatric Pharmacy Practice Award...
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Three Holiday Reminders from Your CEO

12-1-2016

Frank Grosso, RPh
ASCP Executive Director & CEO

No matter whether you’re a consultant pharmacist, a community pharmacist, or a hospital pharmacist, you’re a senior care pharmacist...
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What Happens When You Assume? Speak Up About the Value You Bring

11-27-2016

Joseph G. Marek, RPh, CGP, FASCP
2016-2017 ASCP President

I often get asked by fellow members ‘why did you want to become president?’ The simple answer is...
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Stemming the Rising Tide of Drug Burden

11-16-2016

H. Edward Davidson, PharmD, MPH
Editor-in-Chief, The Consultant Pharmacist

In long-term care, the drug burden continues to rise. A Canadian study conducted in 2015 found that 55% of residents received an average of nine or more medications...
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ASCP Moves Ahead at Lightning Speed this Fall

10-11-2016

Frank Grosso, RPh
ASCP Executive Director & CEO

In my early years as a consultant pharmacist, I looked to ASCP for support with the innumerable challenges I faced on the job...
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Congress Is Listening To Your Social Media

10-11-2016

W. Scott Douglas
Senior Policy Director
Crowell & Moring LLP

The key to successful advocacy for senior care and consultant pharmacists to Congress is communication...
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Presidential Recap of the Month

10-11-2016

Nicole Brandt,PharmD, MBA, CGP, BCPP, FASCP
Executive Director, Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging
Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
President, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

As we celebrate Consultant Pharmacists Week (October 11 – 14), it is a fantastic time to focus on the simple acts of kindness...
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Industry Unity

06-21-2016

Frank Grosso, RPh
ASCP Executive Director & CEO

As part of ASCP’s continuing effort to promote provider status to the key committees on Capitol Hill, we signed on in support of...
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