Bridging the Gap Between Reader and Writer

December 2014 - Vol.11 No. 12 - Page #1

Throughout each year, Pharmacy Purchasing & Products relies heavily on the significant contributions made by leaders in the practice of institutional pharmacy. We feel it is important to acknowledge these thought leaders and extend to them our sincere thanks for enabling us to provide practical and actionable information that improves pharmacy operations (see page 28 for a list of our 2014 authors). We also eagerly anticipate the ASHP Midyear meeting, which allows us to meet face to face with our advisors, discuss current and forecasted issues, and identify new products and services to further improve the practice of pharmacy.

We consider Pharmacy Purchasing & Products a forum for institutional pharmacy to communicate, troubleshoot, and problem solve with each other:

  • Articles are written by practicing pharmacists for practicing pharmacists
  • Our survey data reflect actual pharmacy practice, thereby providing benchmarking and process improvement opportunities
  • All PP&P content, from ADC upgrades to interpretations of USP <800>, is based on requests we receive from pharmacists  

This would not be possible without your input! It is our great hope that you use PP&P as an actionable resource, so to enable this, we ask that you participate in our surveys, keep us apprised of your information and technology needs, and consider sharing your expertise as an author when you have had success. As 2014 draws to a close, we are reminded that while the latest and greatest technology can be wonderful, it is people that drive any successful enterprise. We look forward to the new year and to continued fruitful collaboration with pharmacy thought leaders.

All the best,

R. Mitchell Halvorsen


P.S. PP&P would like to thank and congratulate Charlene Dawson, RPh, as the randomly selected winner of our State of Pharmacy Automation survey sweepstakes! As the winner, Charlene, director of pharmacy at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas, received a 16GB Apple iPad Mini. Keep an eye out for our forthcoming surveys and you could be our next big winner!


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