Saturday, January 5, 2013

Petition Gains Momentum on White House Website

Petition to recognized Pharmacists as healthcare providers under the Social Security Act begins to gain more steam. The petition is entirely spread through word of mouth of pharmacists, pharmacy students, interns, technicians, patients and the general public. Take a moment to sign the petition and let your elected officials know how much you appreciate your pharmacist.

By changing the compensation structure allowed under Medicare, we can ensure that patients have access to the medication expertise of pharmacists. Studies have shown that when a pharmacist is directly involved in patient care, patients have fewer adverse drug reactions, experience improved outcomes, and healthcare costs are reduced.
Learn more:
1) Health Care Provider Status on Hubpages
2) RXConsult Article on why patients should support pharmacists on this issue
3) Background on the petition
4) Rho Chi Post Issue on the petition and Dr. Sandra Leal
5) Original Change.org Petition
6) ACCP Policy statement on this issue
7) ASHP Policy statement on this issue
8) AMCP Policy Statement
9) How Pharmacists Save Money for the Healthcare System
10) Sign the petition today and tell your friends!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Mosab Hassan Yousef Interview with BBC

Mosab Hassan Yousef is the eldest son of a founder of the militant Palestinian movement Hamas. He grew up with privileged access to the inner circle of the Palestinian leadership. He was captured and tortured by the Israelis but then decided to become a spy for the Israeli secret service Shin Bet. Over ten years he became one of their most valuable intelligence assets. His life under threat, he embraced Christianity and now lives in America. He tells Zeinab Badawi how he feels about being regarded as a traitor to his family, his people and his faith. View the video at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/hardtalk/8675568.stm

Friday, October 28, 2011

Portuguese Missionaries in Rural India



Missionários português ministrando para os pobres nas aldeias da Índia. O vídeo é incrível e oferece uma grande prespectiva pessoal para a Índia. A Índia tem modernizado muito desde esse vídeo foi feito mas ainda assim, há muitas almas que vivem na pobreza absoluta nas aldeias rurais.

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