60 Years of Advancing Health-System Pharmacy Practice in Virginia
- Rafael Saenz, PharmD, MS, FASHP Administrator of Pharmacy Services for the University of Virginia Health System and President-elect for VSHP has been appointed by the Governor to the Board of Pharmacy. (7172015)
Ask Congress to support Pharmacist Provider Status!
Ask Your U. S. Representative to Cosponsor and Support H.R. 592
Thank you to Morgan Griffith (VA 9th District), J. Randy Forbes (VA 4th District) and Bob Goodlatte (VA 6th District) for their co-sponsorship!
A similar bill has been introduced in the Senate. Ask Senators Warner and Kaine to Support S.314!
VSHP – Call for Authors
In the words of Olivia Newton-John, “Let’s get clinical”! OK, those weren’t her exact words, but VSHP is adding a new section to its monthly newsletter – clinical topics! In a survey sent out in June, there was a strong response from the members to write and share news, practice ideas, and clinical expertise. VSHP is now working to regularly include articles, written by our very own VSHP members, in the newsletters. Examples include topics such as new drug updates, therapeutics or medication class reviews, clinical controversies, guideline updates, and innovative practice models just to name a few.
We are looking for pharmacy students, residents, and pharmacists to submit topics and articles. This is a great opportunity for students, residents, and hospital pharmacists to hone your writing skills, increase your publications, and enhance your curriculum vitae. Collaboration is welcome!
We are also looking for any VSHP member who would like to help coordinate this effort and recruit, organize, and edit the articles. Just another great way to get involved in VSHP!
Anyone who is interested in writing an article or joining this nascent endeavor, please email Rachel Flurie at email@example.com.
2015 VSHP Lobby Day
Over 110 different types of medications were collected at this event, including seven types of controlled substances. Medications of interest collected included drugs from foreign countries such as France, and medications with expiration dates harking back to the 1980s. Many people stopped by the table to ask questions and learn more about safe medication disposal.
Opportunities such as a drug take-back event provides a great forum for pharmacists to educate the public about safe medication storage and disposal to keep unwanted medications away from children and those who may want to abuse them. It is also another great opportunity to help protect our environment from contamination through proper medication disposal.
We look forward to hosting another successful event at next year’s VSHP’s Legislative Day!
Photo 1 (L-R): Emma Stafford (P'16), Hon. Keith Hodges, Ashley Street (P'16), Dan Nichols (P'16)
Photo 2 (L-R): Capitol Police Officer, Ashley Street (P'16), Adrienne Simmons (P'18), Lauren Shelley (P'17)
Photo 3: (L-R): Dr. Natalie Nguyen, Ashley Street (P'16), Dan Nichols (P'16), Emma Stafford (P'16)
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