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March 2013 VOLUME 35, Issue 3

Fighting For Better Healthcare for Georgia Senator Charles Bethel (center) was named GPhA Legislator of the Year at Voice In Pharmacy Day. Senator Bethel is joined by Chair of GPhA Government Affairs Eddie Madden, (left) and GPhA President Robert Hatton (right) .

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March 2013 Editor: Jim Bracewell Managing Editor: Kim McNeely The Georgia Pharmacy Journal® (GPJ) is the official publication of the Georgia Pharmacy Association, Inc. (GPhA). Copyright © 2012, Georgia Pharmacy Association, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical including by photocopy, recording or information storage retrieval systems, without prior written permission from the publisher and managing editor. All views expressed in bylined articles are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily express the views or policies of the editors, officers or members of the Georgia Pharmacy Association. ARTICLES AND ARTWORK Those interested in writing for this publication are encouraged to request the official “GPJ Guidelines for Writers.” Artists or photographers wishing to submit artwork for use on the cover should call, write or email SUBSCRIPTIONS AND CHANGE OF ADDRESS The Georgia Pharmacy Journal® (GPJ) (ISSN 1075-6965) is distributed as a regular membership service, paid for through allocation of membership dues. Subscription rate for non-members is $50.00 per year domestic and $10.00 per single copy; international rates $65.00 per year and $20.00 single copy. Subscriptions are not available for non-GPhA member pharmacists licensed and practicing in Georgia. The Georgia Pharmacy Journal® (GPJ) (ISSN 1075-6965) is published monthly by the GPhA, 50 Lenox Pointe, NE, Atlanta, GA 30324. Periodicals postage paid at Atlanta, GA and additional offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Georgia Pharmacy Journal®, 50 Lenox Pointe, NE, Atlanta, GA 30324. ADVERTISING Advertising copy deadline and rates are available upon request. All advertising and production orders should be sent to the GPhA headquarters at GPhA HEADQUARTERS 50 Lenox Pointe, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30324 t 404-231-5074 f 404-237-8435

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Message From Robert Hatton................................................

Election Schedule...................................................................... ......................................................................

Message From Jim Bracewell................................................. .................................................

Welcome New GPhA Members..............................................

Legislative Update..................................................................... .....................................................................

VIP Day Coverage>>>>>>>>..................12-12 >>>>>>>>..................12-12

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Pharmacy Day Proclamation.........................................

Golf Tournament Information..........................................

Continuing Education for Pharmacists is online only this month due to our expanded coverage of VIP Day. Visit gpha. org to download a PDF of the continuing education for March. 1

MESSAGE from Robert Hatton

Greetings from the President!!

I apologize for being so exuberant, but it’s hard not to be when you have witnessed the largest state pharmacy legislative day in our history. And I’m not just talking about Georgia history here. Over 550 people came together on VIP day at the capitol to make their pharmacy voices heard. This is almost twice as large as last year and much larger than we expected. Those of you who know our EVP Jim Bracewell know that his usual response is the more the merrier. This year, however, a few days prior to this event, he said, “Don’t invite any more people.” This was a joke, of course, as we were happy to take all comers.

Robert Hatton

GPhA President

We started with a full breakfast for everyone involved. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well the staff at the train depot handled this as most everyone was seated and fed in 20 minutes. Quite a feat in itself.

Our program included Jim Bracewell and me, the Insurance Commissioner, Ralph Hudgens, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Community Heath, Blake Fulenwider and our own lobbyist Andy Freeman. We also gave the GPhA Legislator of the Year to Senator Charles Bethel as a token of our appreciation for being supportive of several pieces of legislation important to pharmacy. Our special guest was RADM Scott Giberson from the Office of Public Health. Scott has been our guest before at the convention in Hilton Head, so we knew to expect a great message about future roles for the pharmacist in the changing healthcare arena. He did not disappoint.The message was simple and clear. We have to become more intricately involved in the management of the patient once a diagnosis is made. We need to be part of the team that manages the overall health of the patient in collaboration with other members such as nurses, doctors and dietitians. How important it was that Scott’s message was heard by pharmacy students just beginning their careers and will see many of these changes occur. After closing out the morning at the train depot, we moved over to the Capitol building where we were able to meet with our individual legislators who were unable to attend the breakfast. Then it was on to the capitol steps where we posed with Gov. Nathan Deal. WOW....What a crowd!  If that didn’t leave an impression, I don’t know what can. Gov. Deal remarked to me “I hope no one gets sick in Georgia today.” It was a great day for Pharmacy in the State of Georgia and has set the bar high for future legislative events! The final chapter of the day was a meeting in a hearing room of the Coverdale Legislative Office building. The meeting, chaired by Rep. Butch Parrish from Swainsboro, gave RADM Giberson the chance to present his message on the future role of pharmacy. This was an unusual opportunity to get our message directly on the record and Scott did a masterful job at accomplishing this and his message was well received by those in attendance including the Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Fitzgerald and Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Community Health Blake Fulenwider. I have always been proud of my state and my profession. I think this was a prime example of what we can do when we get outside the box and fight for what we believe in. The legislative process is tricky, convoluted and exhausting with most legislators are required to deal with many, many issues that are not pharmacy related. We have to remember that when we are asking them to support our issues. We have to learn that there is strength in numbers, and our message has to be clear. As the old saying goes. “You’re either at the table our on the menu.” This year, we are at the table. As I write this, the session is still ongoing, so please make those calls to your legislators regarding our issues. Thanks for all you do as Georgia pharmacists and keep up the good work! Sincerely, Robert Hatton, President, GPhA


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2013 GPhA Elections Schedule Region Elections Odd numbered region elections will take place at the 2013 Spring Region meetings. GPhA Bylaws state that Region Presidents must select a nominating committee by March 1st for the purpose of selecting candidates for 2013-14 Region Officers for 2013-15 membership years.

Ballots Monday, May 13, 2013 (45 days prior to the commencement of Convention) *Please note that the 45th day falls on Sunday the 12th, so date was moved to the next business day. Electronic Ballots must be sent to membership – Election

Board of Pharmacy Nominations come from Region 4. Nominating Committee for 1st and 2nd VPs Monday, March 24, 2013 (90 days prior to Convention) *Please note that the 90th day falls on Sunday the 23rd so date was moved to next business day. 1st & 2nd VP nominees must be submitted to membership. Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 (60 days before Convention) Petitions for additional nominees must be submitted to EVP by 12NOON.


Monday, June 17, 2013 (10 days prior to the commencement of Convention) *Please note that the 10th day falls on Sunday the 16th so moved date to the next business day. Paper ballots must be returned by this date. Saturday, June 22, 2013 Election closes at 2 p.m.

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from Jim Bracewell Goldfish and Pharmacists Are goldfish aware of the water they swim in? Do goldfish know if the water they swim in could be better or cleaner? Could the temperature of the water be more suitable? Or do they just swim in the water and accept that the water they are in is the best it can ever be?

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Are Georgia pharmacists aware of their scope of practice? Do they think it could improve? Do they have any idea how their scope of practice is determined? Or are they like goldfish and just willing to swim in the water they find themselves?

If you are a member of the Georgia Pharmacy Association, I hope you have learned that the scope of practice for a Georgia pharmacist is not determined by your degree, BS or Pharm D etc. You know the scope of the pharmacy practice is a function of the legislative process of our state government. How did Georgia pharmacists obtain the right to administer flu immunizations under a physician’s protocol? How did pharmacy technicians become registered by the Board of Pharmacy? How will pharmacists obtain the expanded scope of practices to deliver many more immunizations under a physician’s protocol? Your professional association is the key to the continued expansion and updating of the “legal” practice of the profession of pharmacy in our state. At GPhA, we invest every day in the advocacy for pharmacy. Our door is open to pharmacists who identify issues that need to be addressed to improve the value of your license and your career. Our pharmacy educators regularly communicate the expanded education of our graduates and how they can provide new services in today’s healthcare delivery. Isn’t it time that all the pharmacists became aware of their responsibility to change the water their profession swims in? Pharmacists need to accept their collective responsibility to improve the practice of pharmacy for their future and the future of the profession. Abdicating your professional responsibility by not being an active member of your professional association only muddies the water for the profession’s future. Who cleaned the water for pharmacy before you? Or who did not? That may well be the reason for much of muddy water we are attempting to clean up today. How about becoming aware of the profession’s water and encourage your others to also take responsibility for the great opportunity you have to practice as a trusted healthcare professional in our state. By the way, why don’t you go change the water for that goldfish? Do you know that the goldfish will grow larger if you put in a larger tank and refresh the water? GPhA is all about giving pharmacists a larger scope of practice and an even more rewarding career. Join us today.


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WELCOME New GPhA Members Amanda Teel Moon- Savannah, GA Active Pharmacist Greg Primuth, Acworth, GA Active Pharmacist Marcia Rodgers -Dearing, GA Active Pharmacist

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The Georgia Pharmacy Association is the collective voice of the pharmacy profession, aggressively advocating for the profession in the shaping of public policy, encouraging ethical health care practices, advancing educational leadership while ensuring the profession’s future is economically prosperous.

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE from Andy Freeman Making VIP Day Last Andy Freeman Director of Government Affairs

Just a few weeks ago we had the largest Pharmacy Day at the State Capitol. Hundreds and hundreds of pharmacists and pharmacy students gathered to talk about legislation that affects them and their profession. They ate with their legislators and listened to government officials. One of the speakers was Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgins. Commissioner Hudgins said many things but one thing that I hope stuck with you is that we don’t need to reach out to our elected officials just one day a year at VIP Day but instead we need to stay in contact with them year round. If we take his advice, we can build a more successful operation at GPhA. The first step is to know who your legislators are. I know it sounds simple but there are a lot of people who don’t know who their elected officials are. There is a link on GPhA’s website where you can look up who your elected official is and once you find out who your legislators are, you should… Get to know your elected officials. Legislators are like the rest of us, they don’t want to only hear from you when you have something you want. Get to know your elected officials. Invite them to your region meetings. If you are a pharmacy student, invite them to your school to a presentation that is happening or some other event. Don’t be afraid to contact your legislators. Usually every year right before the legislative session begins, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution will write an article about the legislative process and in the article they will quote a legislator that says if he hears from three or more people at home on a particular issue, he is more likely to vote for that issue. The truth is that legislators don’t hear from their constituents too frequently. If they hear from someone at home, particularly someone that they have gotten to know, they are much more likely to vote for or against particular legislation. Lastly, Give to PharmPAC. We need money to move our agenda politically. Campaigns are getting more and more expensive and the PBMs and health insurance companies are glad to fund candidates that aren’t going to vote for our agenda. Last year we raised almost $120,000 for PharmPAC and gave contributions of $84,000. There are legislators that will tell you that they wouldn’t have been elected if it wasn’t without our help and there are candidates that will tell you they didn’t get elected because of us. I hope that as the legislative session comes to a close that you will take what we experienced at VIP Day this year and keep moving it forward. I know that as successful as this year has been for our legislative agenda that we still have areas that we can get better and become a political powerhouse to be reckoned with.


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Monday, June 24, 2013 Golf/Tennis CPE Programs General Session Annual Meeting Alumni Dinners

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Georgia Pharmacy Coalition Meeting 2013-2014 Board of Directors Meeting (TBA)

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Monitoring Program To Be Implemented This Summer Georgia’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is in its beginnings, taking baby steps towards implementation. Heath Information Designs (HID) is the company providing our software and support. The name of their program is RxSentry, and they currently operate PDMPs in 21 other states. Besides PDMPs, they also operate other programs such as Prior Authorizations and Preferred Drug Lists, Drug Utilization Review Solutions, eClinical Solutions, and Healthcare Analytics.  Their website is Hopefully by March 8th, HID will begin mailing out notifications to pharmacies that the Dispenser registration process will begin on May 8th, giving pharmacies the abilities to submit test files and shortly thereafter actual prescription data. Mandatory reporting of Dispenser data will begin on May 15th.  All of this registration and reporting will be conducted on-line via an internet link to be provided to Dispensers.  Dispensers will be required to report prescription data dating back to September 1st, 2012. All support and help, either on-line or by phone, will be provided 24/7 by HID. The tentative date for the Georgia PDMP startup is mid-June. 


Membership Milestones ANNIVERSARY GPhA Board Member Tracie and husband Scott Lunde On February 14th, Scott and Tracie Lunde (PharmD ‘08) celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary by spending it in Las Vegas and attending the Tim McGraw / Faith Hill Soul 2 Soul concert at The Venetian. Congratulations Scott and Tracie!

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Book Gives Inside Look At Lives of Military and Civilian Pharmacists During Wartime Learn the real story of pharmacy’s “greatest generation” during the war years-at home and on the battlefield! World War II was a historical watershed in American history, including the practice of pharmacy. Pharmacy in World War II is a comprehensive history of American pharmacy, both in the military and on the home front, from 1941 to 1945. The book provides a unique insight into the profession and its practitioners. Read about civilian practice activities, such as the quinine collection and the drives to reclaim tin tubes when supplies of both were controlled by the enemy. Discover how practitioners coped with the shortage of some materials and what ingenuous methods and expanded roles that they put into place to meet the needs of patients and customers.

Through accounts stored in archives and told first-hand, you’ll learn about the work of the Selective Service committees to preserve an adequate pool of pharmacists for civilian practice, the bond drives that would buy hospital airplanes and trains, and a great deal more. Pharmacy education was in a state of flux with accelerated classes, an increase in women, and the disappearance of young men into the military. Research in the pharmaceutical industry developed new products, such as the morphine Syrette, plasma and sulfa packages to meet battlefield conditions. Whole new classes of therapeutic agents, ranging from penicillin to Atabrine to blood products, emerged from industry. Among the experiences are those of the Japanese American pharmacists and almost 120,000 others unjustly imprisoned in the most desolate spots of America.

The 70 year struggle to establish an Army Pharmacy Corps was finally successful in 1943. Pharmacists could be commissioned as officers and practice pharmacy. More important, the distribution system for men and women in the military was given the same safety oversight enjoyed by civilians. Over 12,000 pharmacists and pharmacy students served in military assignments, some as pharmacists or in the medical field. Many served in combat roles as pilots, combat soldiers, and sailors, others as medics or corpsmen. A number did not come home. Pharmacy in World War II documents the events and people who experienced a turbulent time and changed a profession. Pharmacy in World War II by Dennis B. Worthen has been out of print for several years. It has just been reprinted in soft cover and Kindle versions.

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Become a Pharmacy Based Immunizer in Macon! Saturday, April 6, 2013 8am - 6pm

A CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FOR PHARMACISTS HOSTED BY GPHA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery is an innovative and interactive practice-based educational program that provides pharmacists with the skills necessary to become primary sources for vaccine advocacy, education, and administration. The program reviews the basics of immunology, identifies legal and regulatory issues pharmacists must consider before starting an immunization program, and focuses on practice implementation. This program is priced as follows: GPhA Members: $400 GPhA Student Members: $175 All GPhA Potential Members: $495 Faculty: Mandy Wilson, Pharm.D., BC-ADE, CDE The purpose of this educational program is to: • Provide comprehensive immunization education and training. • Provide pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to establish and promote a successful immunization service. • Teach pharmacists to identify at-risk patient populations needing immunizations. • Teach pharmacists to administer immunizations in compliance with legal and regulatory standards. Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery is conducted in two parts: the self-study and the live training. To earn a Certificate of Achievement, participants must complete all components of the program including the self-study, the self-study assessment, the Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery live training seminar, the final examination, and the injection technique assessment and evaluations. 10

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After completing the live training seminar, participants will be able to: • Identify opportunities for pharmacists to become involved in immunization delivery.

• Describe how vaccines evoke an immune response and provide immunity. • Identify the vaccines available on the U.S. market for each vaccine-preventable disease and classify each vaccine as live attenuated or inactivated. • Evaluate a patient’s medical and immunization history and determine in the patient falls into the target groups for each vaccine based on the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations. • Review a patient case and determine patient- specific vaccine recommendations based on the appropriate immunization schedule. • Discuss the legal, regulatory, and liability issues involved with pharmacy-based immunization programs. • Describe the signs and symptoms of adverse reactions that can occur after vaccination • Describe the emergency procedures for management of patients with adverse reactions to vaccination. • List the steps for appropriate intranasal administration technique for the live attenuated influenza vaccine. • Demonstrate appropriate intramuscular and subcutaneous injection technique for adult Immunization.

For a complete list of learning objectives, please go to APhA’s website, Activity Requirements: Internet connectivity and Adobe acrobat Reader are required for participation in this activity. Course material will be accessed online. For full technology requirements, please visit Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Credit: Release Date: 5/15/2011 Successful completion of the self study component involves passing the self-study assessment questions with a grade of 70% or higher and will result in 12.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (1.2 CEUs). ACPE UAN: 202-999-11-136-H01-P Successful completion of the live seminar component involves passing the final exam with a grade of 70% or higher and demonstrating competency in 2 intramuscular and 1 subcutaneous injection. Successful completion of this component will result in 8.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.80 CEUs). ACPE UAN: 202-999-11-135-L01-P Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery: A Certificate Program for Pharmacists was developed by the American Pharmacists Association. For all APhA education and accreditation information, please visit Upon registration and payment, you will be emailed information regarding next steps as well as access to the online self study. No refunds are available for this course. GPhA reserves the right to cancel the seminar should an inadequate number of seats be filled by 10 days prior to the program. If you have questions about this program please contact Sarah Bigorowski at or (404) 419-8126.

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Voice in Pharmacy Day - February 14, 2013

Senator Charles Bethel Named 2013 GPhA Legislator of the Year

Senator Charlie Bethel of Dalton receives the Legislator of the Year award for his work on pushing legislation to allow pharmacists to be able to administer more vaccines under a physician protocol.


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Voice in Pharmacy Day - February 14, 2013

Representative Mark Hamilton and AIP board member Tim Short enjoy breakfast at VIP Day.

Representative Butch Parrish, RPh speaks with student attendees at VIP Day.

Blake Fulenwider, Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health speaks to the attendees at VIP Day. The Georgia Pharmacy Journal


Voice in Pharmacy Day - February 14, 2013

RADM Scott Giberson Met Important And Influential Georgians At VIP Day

RADM Scott Giberson shakes hands with Governor Nathan Deal before the group photo under the dome.

Johnathan Marquess, APCI board member, RADM Scott Giberson and Bill Eley, APCI Director of Government Affairs pose for a picture before walking to the Capitol.

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RADM Scott Giberson shakes hands with UGA’s mascot, Hairy Dawg, who was also at the Capitol.

“Stand for something bigger than yourselves as individuals and as an organization, lead. -RADM Scott Giberson


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Voice in Pharmacy Day - February 14, 2013

GPhA EVP Jim Bracewell and RADM Scott Giberson pose with some of the students who attended VIP Day.

Senator Buddy Carter RPh talks with students who attended VIP

GSHP President Megan Freeman, Executive Director Steve Glass, Rear Admiral Giberson, Chair of the Board, Ken Jozefczyk and Rondell Jaggers, Chairman of Government Affair pose for a picture. 18

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Voice in Pharmacy Day - February 14, 2013

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens addressed the attendees at VIP Day and spoke about the importance of keeping in touch with your legislators.

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Representative Dale Rutledge poses with pharmacists who attended VIP Day. The Georgia Pharmacy Journal

Voice in Pharmacy Day - February 14, 2013

From left, GPhA Chairman Jack Dunn, President-Elect Pamala Marquess, President Robert Hatton, GPhA EVP Jim Bracewell, RADM Scott Giberson, First Vice President Bobby Moody and Second Vice President Tommy Whitworth.

RADM Scott Giberson met with many of the students from Georgia’s four pharmacy schools.

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Student Voices Heard at VIP Day! South University Pharmacy School


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L. Jack Dunn Robert M. Hatton Pamala S. Marquess Robert B. Moody Thomas H. Whitworth Hugh M. Chancy Liza G. Chapman Keith N. Herist Joshua D. Kinsey Tracie D. Lunde Eddie M. Madden Jonathan G. Marquess Christine Somers Ed S. Dozier Renee D. Adamson Nicholas O. Bland Julie W. Bierster Sherri S. Moody Amanda McCall Michael Lewis Kristy L. Pucylowski Lance P. Boles Ashley London Ken Von Eiland Thomas R. Jeter Sharon B. Zerillo Archie R. Thompson Drew Miller Linda Gail Lowney Robert Bentley John T. Sherrer Michael E. Farmer Al McConnell

Chairman of the Board President President-Elect First Vice President Second Vice President State At Large State At Large State At Large State At Large State At Large State At Large State At Large 1st Region President 2nd Region President 3rd Region President 4th Region President 5th Region President 6th Region President 7th Region President 8th Region President 9th Region President 10th Region President 11th Region President 12th Region President ACP Chairman AEP Chairman AHP Chairman AIP Chairman APT Chairman ASA Chairman Foundation Chairman Insurance Trust Chairman Georgia Board of Pharmacy Chairman Georgia Society of Health Systems Pharmacists Mercer Faculty Representative South Faculty Representative UGA Faculty Representative ASP, Mercer University ASP, South University ASP President, UGA Executive Vice President

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Keeping Independents Independent Dear Jeff, Jennie and I want to thank you for your recent intervention to help us retire and to keep our pharmacy independent. When we made our decision to sell Warwick Drugs, you were our first contact. You

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acted quickly and professionally to find a buyer in 5 days! We joined AIP at its inception. We

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have participated in its programs, utilized the extensive information network and treasured our relationships with exceptional people, like you. We wish the best for all of you and the role you all play in our healthcare future. If we can ever be of assistance, please call on us. Thanks again; our best regards to all. Sincerely yours, Cliff Hilliard, RPH, PHD

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