Roundup of the APhA 2017 Annual Meeting and Exposition March 27, 2017 By Anthony Vecchione This year's meeting highlighted the opioid epidemic and ways pharmacists can improve patient care. Pharmacy education and provider status A 60-year debate accompanied the elevation of pharmacy education to the doctoral level. When the provider status bill now moving through Congress is enacted into law, it will put paid to that particular conversation. Provider status June 08, 2016 By Fred Gebhart With provider status now a reality in 38 states, HR 592 and S 314 have powerful Congressional support. How long before the payers come on board? Community pharmacists in California see greater opportunities The California legislature is considering a bill covering comprehensive medication management services under Medi-Cal. Former Walgreens exec honored for contributions to pharmacy APhA's honorary president of the year talks about his proudest achievements and his vision for the future of the profession How pharmacists can find jobs, get paid, and win provider status April 06, 2016 By Ronald G. Cameron If nothing changes between now and 2018, we may see a 25% oversupply of pharmacists in the marketplace. Then again, we may not. What happens between now and then is, in large measure, up to us. An advocate for change urges pharmacists to speak out APhA award recipient Nicki Hilliard says step up and voice your concerns. Report: Supply of pharmacists outnumbers jobs If you're after a job in pharmacy, you might want to take a look at Alaska, Arkansas, or Louisiana. Ohio pharmacists gain ground with expanded CPAs Ohio Governor Kasich has signed into law a bill granting pharmacists additional powers under collaborative practice agreements with physicians. When pharmacists partner with physicians, everybody wins December 10, 2015 By Randy Dotinga When pharmacists help physicians provide better patient care to patients, it pays off for everyone.