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Monthly Archives: September 2019

ACA’s Response to the Update on USP Compounding Standards

2019-09-25T14:45:00-05:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: News Release, USP 795, USP 797|

On September 23, 2019, ACA received notification that due to ongoing appeals, implementation of proposed changes to USP Chapters 795 and 797 will not occur on December 1, 2019. This is good news for compounding pharmacy: the scope of the revisions to USP Chapters 795 and 797 – and the impact that the current revisions as written would have on maintaining patients’ access to compounded medications and on the preservation of local, independent community pharmacies’ ability to continue to compound—were too great.

ACA is committed to providing compounding training that reflects the USP Chapter Standards. We are in the process of updating the curricula for our 2020 live and online courses to reflect the proposed changes as they are currently written. Once USP makes a decision to deny or remand the ongoing appeals to Chapters 795 and 797, and communicates a new implementation schedule, we will adjust our revisions and training updates accordingly on our website.

If you have any questions about ACA compounding training or the inclusion of USP Chapter Standards in our curricula, please contact us at training@acainfo.org. Click here to read the notice from USP.

Sincerely,

 

Susan Bartlemay, RPh, FACA, FAPhA
Executive Director | CEO
American College of Apothecaries

Recognize & Celebrate Pharmacy With Recognition Days

2020-01-13T10:07:16-06:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: News Release|

Professional Awareness Days are a great opportunity to show your appreciation for the hard work that your staff does every day and market your pharmacy at the same time. There are several notable dates coming up, so start planning. For your convenience, we’ve compiled some links and ideas to get you started.

Throughout the Weeks Ahead:

  • Ahead of time: post signs around your pharmacy and on your website and social media alerting your patients about the upcoming recognition day and asking them to join you in showing their appreciation to your staff
  • Include information for your patients about the many services you and your staff provide and how the profession of pharmacy helps keep them healthy
  • Make each recognition fun & be creative — take photos of the events and post online
  • Use the official hashtags for each special day
  • Use the links below to discover more ways to promote each event!

Key Dates

September 25
World Pharmacists Day
#WPD2019 #WorldPharmacistsDay

Theme:  “Safe and effective medicines for all”

The theme for 2019 aims to promote pharmacists’ crucial role in safeguarding patient safety through improving medicine’s use and reducing medication errors. Show your support with graphics and a profile frame from the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).

October 1-31
American Pharmacists Month

Theme: “Pharmacists: Easy to Reach, Ready to Help”

Visit the APhM website for marketing and promotional materials to wear or display and for event ideas for your practice setting.

October 12
National Women Pharmacists Day
#WomenPharmacistDay

Celebrate the significant gains that women have made in pursuing careers in pharmacy. Honor the trailblazers who have made such progress possible and the women working in your pharmacy today. Download a toolkit of graphics and ideas from the WPD website.

October 15
Pharmacy Technicians Day
#RxTechDay

Show your appreciation to pharmacy technicians for the important role they play in your pharmacy. Recognize and celebrate their dedication and hard work.

The links above have been provided as informational resources and as tools for our members to use to promote pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Susan Bartlemay Selected to Lead ACA, ACVP, and ACA Foundation

2019-10-10T14:26:42-05:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Bartlett, Tennessee, September 19, 2019: The American College of Apothecaries, American College of Veterinary Pharmacists, and the ACA Research and Education Foundation have named Susan Bartlemay, RPh, FACA, FAPhA, as the organizations’ new Executive Vice President.  Bartlemay was selected to lead the pharmacy associations after a nationwide search and began her new role on September 6, 2019.

“We are confident that Susie Bartlemay will be an effective leader for the College as we enter our 80th year. Her professionalism and association management experience on the local, state, and national levels will be invaluable assets to our organizations and to our members,” said David Liebman, RPh, FACA, Chairman of the American College of Apothecaries Board of Directors.

“Since the beginning of my career, I have said that leading a national pharmacy association would be my dream pharmacy job. It is a dream job for any pharmacist who loves people and enjoys building relationships throughout the pharmacy profession. I couldn’t be happier and more excited about being the EVP/CEO of ACA, ACVP, the ACA Foundation, and PPSI,” said Bartlemay. “Right now, independent pharmacy and veterinary pharmacy are truly at a crossroads. But our organizations have a powerful ability to propel the pharmacy profession forward through education, entrepreneurship, and fellowship.”

Bartlemay graduated from the University of Texas College of Pharmacy with a BS in Pharmacy in 1969 and earned a MS in Management and Administrative Science from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1978. She brings over 25 years of experience in community pharmacy to her new role, including 15 years as an independent pharmacy owner and a position as Director of Operations for a small chain of local pharmacies.

Bartlemay also has extensive leadership experience with both state and national pharmacy associations. Her career has included involvement with the Dallas Area Pharmacy Association & Texas Pharmacy Association holding every elected position in both organizations and serving on and chairing many committees.

From this local involvement, she became involved in the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and rose to serve as Speaker of the House of Delegates. Bartlemay also served as Vice-Chair of the APhA-PAC Board of Governors. She is a past president of Kappa Epsilon Professional Pharmacy Association.

As a small business owner in Allen, Texas, Bartlemay knew the importance of civic engagement and served on the Allen Chamber of Commerce as a Board Member, Officer, and President as well as the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission, Economic Development Corporation and nine years on City Council (one year as Mayor Pro Tem).

Bartlemay is a past recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia, the Outstanding Alumnus award from the UT College of Pharmacy, the Vanguard Leadership Award, and the Key of Excellence from Kappa Epsilon, and is a fellow of the American College of Apothecaries and the American Pharmacists Association.

Bartlemay’s selection has the support of the leadership of the organizations. “Susie Bartlemay’s background as a pharmacy owner, as operations manager, and association parliamentarian gives her the clinical, business, and managerial expertise to carry out the College’s mission to advance the entrepreneurial spirit of independent pharmacy,” said Steve Pryor, PharmD, FACA President of the American College of Apothecaries.

“Susie Bartlemay brings exciting new leadership skills to the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists and our board looks forward to working with her to develop programs and services in support of veterinary pharmacy,” said Gigi Davidson, BSPh, FACVP, DICVP, President of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists.

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Susan Bartlemay
Executive Vice-President
American College of Apothecaries
American College of Veterinary Pharmacists