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Pharmacist of the Day: Advocating for the Profession

Published on 17 March 2014

An important component of the mission at St. Louis College of Pharmacy is to advocate for the profession of pharmacy. That advocacy comes in many forms and can be seen in direct patient care, interactions with other health care professionals and discussions with lawmakers.

Recently Clark Kebodeaux, Pharm.D., BCACP, assistant professor of pharmacy practice traveled to Jefferson City to take part in the Missouri Pharmacy Association’s Pharmacist of the Day program. During the day, he met with multiple legislators on bills which directly impact pharmacists in the state including MAC Pricingexpanding allowable pharmacist immunizations and establishing aprescription drug monitoring program.

Kebodeaux describes how he met with State Rep. Kimberly Gardner who “had a few questions related to compounding and as a team we were able to provide information quickly and set the table for a brief but good discussion about the issues that affected pharmacists. This showed the importance of being there for your legislators just by being a part of the process.”

His complete account of the day can be found here.

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