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florida PHARMACY TODAY Departments 4 Calendar 4 Advertisers

VOL. 71 | NO. 9 SEPTEMBER 2008 the official publication of the florida pharmacy association

Features

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Convention Highlights

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

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The Presentation of Awards

5 President’s Viewpoint 7 Executive Insight 23 Buyer’s Guide

Members gathered for the 118th year to take part in the best in networking, education and visiting with family and friends at one of the most beautiful properties in Florida, the Hyatt Grand Cypress.

The 118th Annual Meeting and Convention was a huge success – due in large part to the sponsors who contributed and made it possible. The FPA thanks the sponsors who participated.

Each year the Florida Pharmacy Association recognizes individuals who have shown their commitment to pharmacy in many exceptional ways. These award recipients continue to strive for excellence in their profession, meeting challenges and opportunities while demonstrating their commitment to their respective communities.

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FPA Calendar 2008-2009

SEPTEMBER

December

13-15 Affiliated State Pharmacy Associations Executives Meeting Washington, DC

6-7 Law and Regulatory Conference, Hyatt at Sarasota Bay Sarasota, Florida

20-21 FPA Clinical Consultant Conference Hyatt BonaventureWeston, Florida

24 Christmas Holiday FPA Office Closed

October 11-15 NCPA Annual Conference Tampa, Florida 18-19 FPA Midyear Clinical Conference Sheraton Orlando North November 1-2 FPA Committee and Council Meetings Hilton Orlando North Altamonte Springs 11 Veteran's Day FPA Office Closed 27-28 Thanksgiving Holiday FPA Office Closed

Mission Statements: of the Florida Pharmacy Today Journal The Florida Pharmacy Today Journal is a peer reviewed journal which serves as a medium through which the Florida Pharmacy Association can communicate with the profession on advances in the sciences of pharmacy, socio-economic issues bearing on

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pharmacy and newsworthy items of interest

1 New Year's Day FPA Office Closed

to the profession. As a self-supported journal,

19 Martin Luther King's Birday FPA Office Closed

with its expressed mission.

31 Last day to submit election ballots

of the Florida Pharmacy Today Board of Directors

31-2/1 FPA Law Conference Sandestin, Florida

it solicits and accepts advertising congruent

The mission of the Florida Pharmacy Today MARCH

Board of Directors is to serve in an advisory

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capacity to the managing editor and execu-

15 Deadline to Submit Resolutions

tive editor of the Florida Pharmacy Today

18 Florida Pharmacy Health Fair Florida Capitol - Tallahassee 17-19 Legislative Days

Journal in the establishment and interpretation of the Journal’s policies and the management of the Journal’s fiscal responsibilities. The Board of Directors also serves to motivate the Florida Pharmacy Association members

For a complete calendar of events go to www.pharmview.com CE CREDITS (CE cycle) The Florida Board of Pharmacy requires 10 hours LIVE Continuing Education as part of the required 30 hours general education needed every license renewal period. Pharmacists should have satisfied all continuing education requirements for this biennial period by September 30, 2009 or prior to licensure renewal. *For Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Application, Exam Information and Study materials, please contact Ranada Simmons in the FPA office. For More Information on CE Programs or Events: Contact the Florida Pharmacy Association at (850) 222-2400 or visit our Web site at www.pharmview.com CONTACTS FPA — Michael Jackson (850) 222-2400 FSHP — Michael McQuone (850) 906-9333 U/F — Dan Robinson (352) 273-6240 FAMU — Leola Cleveland (850) 599-3301 NSU — Carsten Evans (954) 262-1300 DISCLAIMER Articles in this publication are designed to provide accurate and authoritative information with respect to the subject matter covered. This information is provided with the understanding that neither Florida Pharmacy Today nor the Florida Pharmacy Association are engaged in rendering legal or other professional services through this publication. If expert assistance or legal advice is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. The use of all medications or other pharmaceutical products should be used according to the recommendations of the manufacturers. Information provided by the maker of the product should always be consulted before use.

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The President’s Viewpoint by Norman Tomaka FPA PRESIDENT

Member Retention is Key to Association's Future

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sking whether membership retention or membership recruitment is more important to the FPA is like asking whether breathing or blood flow is more important to sustaining a person’s life. You won’t live long without both being healthy and in good order. That said, member retention is probably the most important goal if we are to remain fiscally sound and professionally effective in the future health care economy. Existing association members are professionally profitable! WE are the best advertisement for the continued viability of the FPA. But are we, the members, promoting FPA and the resulting positive professional development? I offer as proof of the value of membership the exciting and success-filled careers of our many high-profile colleagues. Are we highlighting our personal professional success as proof for membership? Don’t we owe our colleagues the impressive example of our FPA professional network? Our belief is solid that each member is a better pharmacy practitioner because of tangible professional development provided by the Florida Pharmacy Association. Each member owes it to their investment in the association to offer the profitable value of professional networking and advocacy as a benefit to all current and future members. In order to remain fresh and viable, our Association must continue to identify membership retention as THE major priority. While we can not afford to spend a disproportionate amount of time and resources on recruitment, current members must advocate for retention as a means to protect their investment in their profession and promote

new membership. All of us have entered the Association for various reasons. While continuing education credits used to be the major reason to join, today, we would have difficulty sustaining membership for that reason alone. Current and future members most likely look to the FPA for professional advancement including education, legislative initiatives and networking.

Our belief is solid that each member is a better pharmacy practitioner because of tangible professional development provided by the Florida Pharmacy Association. Leadership often acclaims that our associate retention program must include each member’s energized commitment to legislative activity that is centered on advancing the profession of pharmacy. In order to meet the expectations of our growing health care economy, Florida’s pharmacist must be provided with opportunities for dynamic, cutting-edge professional development. One opportunity that this Association provides to membership most effective-

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ly is legislative advocacy. With recent advancements in pharmacist-provided immunization and pharmacy technician registration, FPA members should be proclaiming collective victory as a proponent for increasing membership numbers! Professional advocacy for Pharmacy in Florida will continue to start with FPA membership. As changes continue in the patient’s expectations of pharmacy, so must the professional advocacy we embrace. As you read this, think of those pharmacists and technicians you work with. Are all of these important associates members? Have you offered the privilege of FPA membership to those you depend on most in the practice environment? Is each prospective member made aware of the benefits our association offers? Starting today, offer the privilege of membership to each colleague. Speak about the benefits FPA has indirectly and directly brought to your profesSEPTEMBER 2008

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2008/2009 FPA Board of Directors The Florida Pharmacy Association gratefully acknowledges the hard work and dedication of the following members of the FPA leadership who work deligently all year long on behalf of our members.

Don Bergemann......................................Chairman of the Board of Directors Norman Tomaka.........................................................................................FPA President Karen Whalen............................................................................................ President Elect Michael MonĂŠ...........................................................................................................Treasurer Suzanne Kelley.........................................Speaker of the House of Delegates Alexander Pytlarz......................................................................................Speaker Elect Preston McDonald............................................................................. Director Region 1 Marcus Dodd-o ..................................................................................Director Region 2 Al Tower, Director ..................................................................................................Region 3 Carmen Rosado, Director ................................................................................Region 4 John Noriega, Director ......................................................................................Region 5 Chris Lent Director................................................................................................Region 6 Kim Murray (Interim Director)....................................................................... Region 7 Joy Marcus............................................................................................Director Region 8 Ayala Fishel............................................................................................Director Region 9 Richard Montgomery.......................................................................... President FSHP Michael Jackson........................................Executive Vice President and CEO

Florida Pharmacy Today Journal Board Chairman............................................................ Dick Witas, witas@moffitt.usf.edu Treasurer....................Stephen Grabowski, sgrabowski@seniormmc.com Secretary...................................................................Stuart Ulrich, Stuarx@aol.com Member.................................................Joseph Koptowsky, docjik1215@aol.com Executive Editor................Michael Jackson, mjackson@pharmview.com Managing Editor...................Dave Fiore, dave@fiorecommunications.com

sional practice. Advocate for membership that will in turn promote pharmacy advancement. Make other members aware of the opportunity for professional ad-

Advocate for membership that will in turn promote pharmacy advancement. vancement through FPA provided education. Promote networking to those members who may not have fully realized the many benefits offered by our FPA. As each of us becomes more involved in the opportunities FPA offers, membership retention looks a whole lot more like membership recruitment. n

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Executive Insight by michael jackson, RPhPresident and CEO By Michael Jackson, FPA Executive Vice

Presidential Election 2008: Your Decision that Last Four Years

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his fall, America, and in particular Florida, will be examining political candidates who will have an interest in soliciting your support for their candidacy. Florida is projected to be a key state in the outcome of the election. Already, there have been a number of primary races that the Association has been actively engaged in. The Florida Pharmacy Political Action Committee of Continuous Existence (FPPACCE) has helped to support several election initiatives with the purpose of gaining friends in the Florida Legislature. Such tactics have been quite beneficial in our efforts to advance bills favorable to pharmacy as well as prevent poor legislation from being written into law. Members of the PACCE Board of Directors include Joy Marcus as its chair, Josh Fields, its treasurer, and members Alexander Pytlarz, Mark Hobbs, Nick Generalovich, Theresa Tolle, Tom Cuomo and Valerie Ingoldsby. Decisions and laws are made as to how you will practice your profession of pharmacy, care for your patients, as well as how health care costs affect state budgets. Your vote and contributions have a direct impact on these elected officials who represent you and make decisions affecting the future of your profession. If you wish to make or add to your contribution, you may do so through our Web site. The Florida Pharmacy Political Action Committee of Continuous Existence (FP-PACCE) is a means for us all to “pool” our resources and have a greater reach to candidates who have or will have an understanding of what’s best for the practice of pharmacy and each aspect of patient care.

As for the 2008 presidential race, it is no secret that this year’s election will have a historic outcome. For the first time, we will see within the two major parties an African American presidential candidate and a female candidate for vice president. Regardless of these significant events, it is very important for members to look primarily at the issues and to make a decision to support the ticket that appears to be favorable to quality patient care, the profession and the business of pharmacy. It is not easy to drill into the political rhetoric to find information necessary to make an intelligent decision. After all, the office of president has the ability to do a finite number of things. Perhaps history may help as each of us search for the answers to make an informed decision. Consider that over the past several years, Congress along with the current administration, has brought to the profession of pharmacy the Medicare Part D program with a prescription benefit plan as well as a medication therapy management program. While there are some issues with these programs, they still represent a fundamental shift in health care services by pharmacists. We also have seen a significant amount of the pharmacy business channeled through third-party programs with the federal government now serving as the primary payer of pharmacy health care services. Members can visit a special section of our Web site that will help you acquire information on the candidates. You also can use this Web site to facilitate a voter registration campaign in your community as well as follow the Florida statewide ballot initiatives and

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local races. For more information, go to http://pharmview.capwiz.com/election/guide/fl. Regardless of what your political affiliation may be, it is essential that each of us be active participants in the election process this year. Selecting candidates to represent the people is one of the fundamental principles that this nation was founded upon. We should all be active participants and cast our votes to support a candidate of our choice. We all are patriots and citizens and should embrace the freedom to choose who represents us in Washington and in Tallahassee. Failure to do so empowers other interest groups to shape our professional future.

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FPA Staff

United Drugs – Pharmacy Today

Executive Vice President/CEO Michael Jackson (850) 222-2400, ext. 200

Director of Pharmacy Services Tian Merren, ext. 120 Director of Membership Gillian Nolden. ext. 110 Controller Wanda Hall , ext. 211 Pharmacy Services Admin. Asst. Ranada Simmons , ext. 121 Pharmacy Services Office Asst. Stacey Brooks , ext. 122 Communication Services Admin. Asst. Leroy Smith , ext. 220 Receptionist/Meeting Planner Catherine Walker , ext. 230 Florida Pharmacy Today Board Chairman................................................... Dick Witas, Odessa Treasurer...............................Stephen Grabowski, Tampa Secretary.........................Stuart Ulrich, Boynton Beach Member..................................... Joseph Koptowsky, Miami Executive Editor.........Michael Jackson, Tallahassee Managing Editor.........................Dave Fiore, Tallahassee

This is a peer reviewed publication. ©2008, FLORIDA PHARMACY JOURNAL, INC. ARTICLE ACCEPTANCE: The Florida Pharmacy Today is a publication that welcomes articles that have a direct pertinence to the current practice of pharmacy. All articles are subject to review by the Publication Review Committee, editors and other outside referees. Submitted articles are received with the understanding that they are not being considered by another publication. All articles become the property of the Florida Pharmacy Today and may not be published without written permission from both the author and the Florida Pharmacy Today. The Florida Pharmacy Association assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions made by the authors to the Florida Pharmacy Today. The Journal of the Florida Pharmacy Association does not accept for publication articles or letters concerning religion, politics or any other subject the editors/ publishers deem unsuitable for the readership of this journal. In addition, The Journal does not accept advertising material from persons who are running for office in the association. The editors reserve the right to edit all materials submitted for publication. Letters and materials submitted for consideration for publication may be subject to review by the Editorial Review Board. FLORIDA PHARMACY TODAY, Annual subscription - United States and foreign, Individual $36; Institution $70/year; $5.00 single copies. Florida residents add 7% sales tax. Florida Pharmacy Association

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Get Out of the Box Florida Pharmacy Association’s 118th Annual Meeting and Convention July 9 - June 13, 2008

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Thank You to Our Sponsors FPA would like to thank our sponsors for helping to make the 118th Annual Meeting and Convention such a great success!

2008 Convention Sponsors & Contributors

Caremark Rx, Inc./CVS (Platinum) Healthcare Consultants Hire Dynamics Lexi-Comp, Inc. Pamlab, LLC RX Systems, Inc. Walgreens WoltersKluewer Health Exhibitors Acorda Therapeutics Abbott Diabetes Care ACS Albertson’s AmeriSourceBergen Asereth Medical Services Associated Pharmacies, Inc. Bayer Healthcare Consumer Care Division Biocodex, Inc. Bio-Tech Medical Software, Inc Breckenridge Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Cardinal Health CVS/Caremark Cerner Etreby Curascript, An Express Scripts Company Doctor Comfort First Health Services Corp. Florida Chapter, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (FL-ASCP) Florida Legal Service Prescription Drug Helpline Florida Pharmacy Foundation Florida Poison Information Center

Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) H & D Smith HCA West Florida Hawkins Pharmaceutical Group Healthcare Consultants Health Care Acquisitions Group Hire Dynamics Innovation Associates Letco Medical McKesson Meadowbrook Insurance Group Medicine Shoppe International Merck and Co., Inc. National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Network Express, Inc New Chapter Nova Southeastern University Pamlab, L.L.C. PharmStaff Pharmacy Automation Systems, Inc. Pharmacy-Lite Packaging Pharmacy Provider Services Corp (PPSC) Precision Dose, Inc.

Publix Super Markets, Inc. QS/1 Data Systems Shire Pharmaceuticals Retail Designs, Inc. Retail Management Solutions RPh on the Go USA, Inc. Rx Relief Roche Diagnostics ScriptPro Smith Drug Company Takeda Pharmaceutical North America The Perfect Mat University of Florida, College of Pharmacy United Drug US Army Healthcare Recruiting USL, Inc Vaxa International Wachovia Securities Walgreens WalMart Stores, Inc. Watson Pharmaceuticals Zcoils, Pain Relief Footwear

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2008 Awards Recipients Each year THE FLORIDA PHARMACY ASSOCIATION recognizes individuals who have shown their commitment to pharmacy in many exceptional ways. These award recipients continue to strive for excellence in their profession, meeting

The following awards were presented during the 118th Annual Meeting and Convention at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida.

challenges and opportunities while demonstrating their commitment to their respective communities.

Innovative Practice Pharmacy Award received by Aderaine Hames-Lynch. The award is intended to honor practicing pharmacists who have demonstrated innovation in pharmacy practice that has resulted in improved patient care. Academy of Pharmacy Practice Practitioner Merit Award presented to David Laven. A member of the Academy who has demonstrated continued strong support for the ideals of the Academy, or the respective Academy to which he/she belongs.

David Laven is presented the APP Practitioner Merit Award by Suzanne Kelley

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DCPA Sidney Simkowitz Award presented to Mayra Gonzalez-Abreu. Presented annually to a Florida pharmacist who has been active at the local and state pharmacy association level in advancement of the profession of pharmacy in Florida.

Wyeth Bowl of Hygeia received by Theresa Tolle. Awarded to a pharmacist for outstanding community service above and beyond professional duties. President’s Awards of Excellence presented to Alexander Pytlarz, Don Thibodeau, Carmen Aceves-Blumenthal, and Mayra Gonzalez-Abreu. Interamerican Pharmacist Association’s IPA Roman Maximo Corrons Inspiration & Motivation Award received by Humberto Martinez. This award recognizes the motivators among us who inspire others to continue to advance the profession.


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Scrapbook

Photography courtesy of Carol Porter, Stu Ulrich and Michael Jackson

Mayra Gonzalez-Abreu was recognized with the DCPA Sidney Simkowitz Award

AZO/Frank Toback Award is presented to Eil Berkofsky by Michael Jackson

Wyeth Bowl of Hygeia Award is presented to Theresa Tolle

Jean Lamberti Mentorship Award presented to Dorinda Segovia. Awarded to recognize the FPA member who has shown exceptional guidance to pharmacy students.

Pharmacists Mutual Companies Distinguished Young Pharmacist received by Josh Fields. Awarded to a young pharmacist for their involvement and dedication to the practice of pharmacy.

Student Patient Counseling Comp. Jennifer Miles (Nova) -First Place, Ukamaka Dike (FAMU) -Second Place, Amy Ferrol (LECOM) -- Third Place

R.Q. Richards Pharmacy Public Relations Award received by Darrell Miller. This award is based on outstanding achievement in the field of pharmaceutical public relations in Florida.

Poster Presentation Awards Mercedes Frias-Nova (1st Place), Winifred Adadzi-Nova (2nd Place), Ukamaka Dike-FAMU (3rd Place)

Technician of the Year Award Presented to Verender Brown.

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118th Annual Meeting and Convention Pharmacist’s Mate Award presented to Linda Bergemann. James H. Beal “Pharmacist of the Year” presented to Carmen Aceves-Blumenthal. The recipient of this award is a Florida registered pharmacist and a member of FPA who has rendered outstanding service to pharmacy within the past five years.

Karen Bills, Frankie Tomaka & April Brown in the Exhibit Hall

James H. Beal "Pharmacist of the Year" presented to Carmen Aceves-Blumenthal by Don Bergemann

President's Award of Excellence presented by Don Bergemann (second from right) to Alexander Pytlarz, Don Thibodeau, Carmen Aceves-Blumenthal & Mayra GonzalezAbreu

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Roman Corrons Inspiration and Motivation Award is received by Humberto Martinez


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NASPA/NMA Game Show participants

Theresa Tolle and daughter

Eli Berkofsky and Norman Tomaka

Adopt-A-Student The Florida Pharmacy Association would like to thank the following Contributors to this year’s Adopt-A-Student Program Jim Powers Carl “Fritz” Hayes D uval County P harmacy Association Alachua County A ssociation of Pharmacists Theresa Tolle Katherine Petsos Norm Tomaka

Preston McDonald William Napier , Panama Pharmacy Tian Merren Owens Gary Koesten Scott Portman Barbara Seeger Don Bergemann

#1 Club Plaque presentd to Terry Gubbins by Al Tower

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50-Year Pharmacists Honored

TOP LEFT Tarek Fawaz, Sara Neeissari (UF), and Victoria Montoya (UF)

DeAndra Munroe (FAMU), Jennifer Miles (NOVA) & Rena Patel (NOVA) giving away door prizes

TOP CENTER Norman Tomaka speaking with pharmacy students

MIDDLE RIGHT Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award presented to Aderaine Hames-Lynch by Michael Jackson

TOP RIGHT The Technician of the Year Award is awarded to Verender Brown MIDDLE LEFT Tian Merren Owens, 16

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Those who have served our profession as pharmacists for a half-century were honored at the 118th Annual Meeting and Convention. We are grateful for these pioneers who have seen our profession evolve over five decades and have played such an important role in making pharmacy what it is today.

2 0 0 8 F P A 5 0 - Y ear P harmacists James Burry

Claude Dyal

Francis D’Amico

David Harris

Gordon Loy

Donald Komishane

James Mattox, Jr.

Alphonso Mitchell

James Olson


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Outgoing Journal Board Chair Peggyann Zaenger receiving her gift from Michael Jackson

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FPA Recognizes Those We Lost in 2007-08 During the 118th Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando, the Florida Pharmacy Association recognized the passing of the following FPA members. We are grateful for their contributions and remember them with fondness and respect. In memoriam* William Anschuetz Margie Barnhart James O. Blackburn, Jr. Phillip Ciaravella Maria de la Tejera Kathleen Baker Max Day Franklin May John White *This list is believed to be accurate as of the convention. If any names were omitted, please TOP Suzanne Kelley, Tim Rogers (accepting award for Continuing Education for Alachua County) & Goar Alvarez

contact the FPA office.

ABOVE Tennis Participants: L to R Mike Forker, Ann Franck, Paul Franck, Alan Katz, Patsy Powers, Johnnie Garcia SEPTEMBER 2008

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The Foundation Steps Out of the Box and Unlocks the Power by PATSEY J. POWERS FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

With the convention behind us, looking back, we really stepped out of the box and unlocked the power. Thanks to all of you who purchased Endowment tickets, Wii and TV tickets plus tickets for prizes at the Ice Cream Social. The Endowment Fund, which is designated for future scholarships, has a goal PATSEY J. POWERS of $300,000. At this time, we are a third of the way meeting this goal with $91,600 invested in certificates of deposit. The whole idea is to sponsor as many scholarships as possible with the interest accrued. So, with a view of the past and a vision for the future, the Foundation will succeed. Are you ready to feel connected? Not by DNA or heredity, but by BRICKS. Yes, by bricks. The Foundation is considering a new fundraising project: laying bricks for a new sidewalk leading up to the front entrance of the Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA). With this project you will have an opportunity to become connected with your profession by having your name or whomever you wish placed in perpetuity in the sidewalk in front of the FPA. The FPA and the Foundation are working together on this idea. The sidewalk needed to be rebuilt and replaced, as storm water runs down the street sidewalk and right into the F PA’s sidewa l k and entranceway to the front door. This brings debris, mud and erodes the dirt from the front lawn, which causes flooding and more mud. Rod Presnell, former FPA executive Rod Presnell and James Kaufman measuring the FPA sidewalk. vice president and 18

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L-R: University Of Florida Pharmacy Students, Ryan Ummel, 1-800 PetMeds; Philip Morrison, Medco Health Solutions; Rebecca Rossenwasser, Medco Health Solutions; President Ken Norfleet; Derrick Benton, PPSC & Walgreens; Robert Bushey, Powers Scholarship and Joseph Fierro, Akerman Senterfitt.

now a trustee, and James Kaufman, general contractor, have surveyed the area and measured for the number of bricks needed and will soon give us an estimate of the cost. Until then, you will hear more about being connected when all the details are available. For a number of years, the Foundation has been privileged to offer a number of scholarships to Florida’s colleges of pharmacy. This past spring our sponsors, Akerman Senterfitt Pharmacy Law Department, Juanita Haines Charitable Foundation, Harris and Hamilton Family, Arlene “Lee” Jaffry, Leon County PA, Medco Health Solutions, 1-800 PetMeds, Pharmacy Provider Services Corp., James B. and Patsey J. Powers, Recovering Pharmacists of Florida, Volusia County PA and Walgreens provided a total of $13,000.00 in cash available to those students who qualified. The Florida Pharmacy Foundation extends a deep appreciation and a warm thank you for supporting the Foundation and its many goals. President Ken Norfleet attended the University of Florida College Of Pharmacy Reception and Awards ceremony, where he awarded six students seven scholarships.


Florida Pharmacy Foundation “Steps Out of The Box” With Successful Exhibit and Fund Raising

TOP LEFT President Ken Norfleet ready for the opening of the convention exhibits. The theme is Unlock the Power. TOP RIGHT Cyndi Mincy, President and CEO, PPSC and Bill Mincy, Director Business Development, PPSC and Trustees, all set to scoop up the ice cream. PPSC provided three gifts raffled off during the evening. MIDDLE Fritz Hayes and Peggyann Zaenger survey the various flavors of ice cream and toppings. Trustees Bob Fishman (left) and Todd Schmidt (right) with their soda jerk hats and plastic aprons (compliments of Cellucap, Philadelphia, PA). BOTTOM Fritz Hayes, (second to the right) winner of the 46” flat screen TV is all smiles as Todd Schmidt, Trustee, and Pat Powers, Ex. VP look on.

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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS! Email/Fax Network Hotline Receive up-to-date and up-to-the-minute information on Legislative Developments, Board of Pharmacy changes and other topics affecting the profession of pharmacy. Call FPA Member Services at (850) 222-2400 ext. 110 – gnolden@ pharmview.com.

Florida Pharmacy Association In keeping with a tradition of offering our members real benefits, the Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA) is proud to announce the introduction of sponsored Discount Benefits Program. These vendors are dedicated to providing an excellent value to all FPA members and associates. To take advantage of benefits contact the vendors directly at the numbers listed below and identify yourself as a FPA member and have your membership ID number handy.

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Other Member Benefits  Discounted Continuing Education

Programs  Monthly Issues of the Florida Phar-

macy Today Journal  Discounts to Florida Attractions—

Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, etc.—contact the FPA office. ITC Deltacom Offering FPA members exclusive association discounts on telecommunication services including local services, long distance, data networks, telephone systems and dedicated internet access. Call 850701-3200 or visit www.itcdeltacom.com Pharmacy Resource Materials FPA provides the most recent and relevant resources necessary to meet your pharmacy’s law and regulation needs. This includes the Florida Pharmacy Law & Information Manual, Continuous Quality Improvement Manual, Controlled Substance Inventory Booklets and Pharmacy Signs. Please call FPA Members Services for more information: 850222-2400 ext. 110. FPA Website Visit our FPA Website at ww.pharmview. com. The site, launched in December 2004, includes a members only section. The website offers a secure server so that you can registers for CE programs, renew your membership or purchase resources materials with your credit card.

Collection Services For past due accounts call I. C. System, Inc. Call (800) 328-9595. Bank of America Platinum Mastercard Quality for FPA’s Platinum MasterCard with no annual fee and low interest rates, offered through MBNA. Call FPA Member Services at (850) 222-2400.

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ADVERTISERS: This is a special section designed to give your company more exposure and to act as an easy reference for the pharmacist.

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PHARMACY CONSULTANTS HCC Pharmacy Business Solutions Bob Miller (800) 642-1652 Hayslip and Zost Pharmacy Brokers LLC (713) 829-7570 (727) 415-3659

TEMPORARY PHARMACISTs – STAFFING HealthCare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing Bob Miller (800) 642-1652 Medical Staffing Network (800) 359-1234

INSURANCE Meadowbrook Workers Comp Insurance Endorsed by FPA (800) 825-9489

Rx Relief (800) RXRELIEF PharmacyMax Inc. Professional Staffing Solutions (800) 889-8737

LEGAL ASSISTANCE Kahan ◆ Shir, P.L. Brian A. Kahan, R.Ph., and Attorney at Law (561) 999-5999 Kenneth J. Metzger Attorney at Law (850) 681-0847

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS AHCA MEDICAID PHARMACY SERVICES 2727 Mahan Drive Tallahassee, FL 32308 (850) 487-4441 www.fdhc.state.fl.us/medicaid/ pharmacy AMERICAN PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION (APhA) Washington, D.C. (800) 237-2742 www.aphanet.org AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEALTH SYSTEM PHARMACISTS Bethesda, MD (301) 657-3000 www.ashp.com/main.htm Drug Information Center Palm Beach Atlantic University (561) 803-2728 druginfocenter@pba.edu DRUG INFORMATION CENTER Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy (800) 451-3181 UF College of Pharmacy Gainesville, FL (352) 395-0408 www.cop.ufl.edu/vdis FLORIDA BOARD OF PHARMACY 4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin #C04 Tallahassee, FL 32399-3254 (850) 245-4292 www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa FLORIDA POISON INFORMATION CENTER NETWORK 1-800-282-3171 http://ora.umc.ufl.edu/ pcc/fpicjax.htm National Community Pharmacists Association 100 Daingerfield Road Alexandria, VA 22314 703.683.8200 703.683.3619 fax info@ncpanet.org

Advertising in Florida Pharmacy Today Display Advertising: please call (850) 264-5111 for a media kit and rate sheet. Buyers’ Guide: A signed insertion of at least 3X per year, 1/3 page or larger display ad, earns a placement in the Buyers’ Guide. A screened ad is furnished at additional cost to the advertiser. Professional Referral Ads: FPA Members: $50 per 50 words; Non‑members: $100 per 50 words; No discounts for advertising agencies. All Professional Referral ads must be paid in advance, at the time of ad receipt.

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H MRC units are community-based and function as a way to locally organize and utilize volunteers-medical professionals and

others-who want to donate their time and expertise to augment public health activities throughout the year and to prepare for and respond to emergencies. MRC volunteers become part of a system to supplement existing local emergency and public health resources.

H MRC volunteers include health care professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and

epidemiologists. Other community members such as interpreters, chaplains, office workers, and legal advisors can fill other vital support positions.

MRC Can Enhance Public Health By:

MRC Emergency Preparedness Volunteers:

H Supplementing public health preparedness & response H Improving health literacy H Eliminating health disparities H Enhancing public health preparedness H Helping at community health events

H Bolster public health and emergency response

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infrastructures by providing supplemental personnel

H Train with local emergency response partners H Enable communities to meet specific health needs

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