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American Pharmacists Month

Snapshots from Pharmacists Month 2013!

LECOM Celebrates American Pharmacists Month!

LECOM students celebrated American Pharmacists Month by rotating through Walmart for the month to
promote health topics and participated in a Health Fair and the American Heart Walk.

The University of Pittsburgh PPA Chapter Celebrates!

The University of Pittsburgh PPA Chapter celebrated American Pharmacists Month in a number of ways in October.
Students took to the web throughout the month, promoting the profession on different social media outlets and
posted daily pharmacy facts on Twitter and Facebook in coordination with their APhA-ASP chapter. On October 3rd,
members and faculty took to Twitter to share the impact pharmacists have on patients’ lives for the NCPA national
Tweet-A-thon. The Pitt PPA Chapter paired with APhA-ASP, SSHP and the School of Pharmacy to host Dr. William
Shrank, a physician from Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and previous Director of Evaluation
for the Innovation Center within CMS. He talked about the impact of poor medication adherence on the healthcare
system and the pharmacist’s role in improving adherence.

Wilkes Celebrates!

Wilkes University went to the Today Show in NYC and attended Media Day held during American Pharmacists


The Lackawanna County Pharmacy Association Celebrates!

Included below is a picture of the billboard placed by the Lackawanna County Pharmacy Association in conjunction
with American Pharmacists Month!

PPA Members Celebrate!

PPA Member Michael Dejos shared his stories with PPA. He is pictured with Pennsylvania State Representative
James Roebuck and Pennsylvania State Representative Nicholas A. Micozzie. He was also able to get a
proclamation out for hospital pharmacists and hospital pharmacy week. It is Pennsylvania Senate Resolution
Number 234.

Health Care Solutions of Delaware Valley celebrated American Pharmacists Month by offering special services
and presentations throughout October. The medication consulting firm made appearances at multiple health
fairs including the Watkins Senior Center Health Fair on October 17, and First Baptist Church of Oakeola Health
Fair on October 20. In addition to appearing at local health fairs, HCS provided presentations on safe medication
use at the Chester Senior Center on October 16, and various churches in the region. The purpose of these
educational programs was to educate the public on methods to prevent the dangerous consequences of not
taking medications correctly.

Redner's Celebrates!

Redner's Pharmacy Celebrated American Pharmacists Month and shared this photo with PPA.

Rite Aid #10909 Celebrates!

Rite Aid Pharmacy #10909 held a Wellness Event on Saturday October 5th to celebrate American Pharmacists
Month and it was a success! The event was staffed by Rite Aid employees, including pharmacist Stephanie
McGrath, Community Pharmacy Resident Kristine Ossman and students from the University of Pittsburgh School
of Pharmacy and School of Nursing. Rite Aid had health screenings and kid-friendly activities, including vision
screenings, medication safety education, healthy snack "compounding" and pumpkin decorating. The event
successfully engaged the community and helped to share what pharmacists contribute to public health.

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