I asked Goose if he could handle the curve and he wrote this. You guys in Indiana need to step up. Every R.Ph. in the country will consider, at least privately, that they should join you.
As some of you know, I live in Indiana and I have a friend on the board, I will offer to do this.
I will approach my friend on the board and see if we can get on the agenda as a concerned group of pharmacists about workflow issues.
I need folks from Indiana that work for the chains to come in and tesify about staffing concerns with times, dates etc.
Keep in mind that Wags and CVS both are represented on the board and that Ron Snow, head of college relations for CVS in Indiana goes to every meeting.
Maybe we could offer up the Oregon Board’s work as an example for what we could hope for.
If we get a model from this meeting or a response, maybe we could get a grassroots effort going with other state boards.
The soonest I could do this is June 2014, the board meeting is around the first of the month.
SRA, can you help get the word out?
Let’s do this. Goose
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Retaliation. Are we talking about a profession here?
I will relate a phone I had last night from a Legend RPH in the NE.. the RPH complained to the BOP about practice act violation that his employer was allowing to happen.. apparently this state's BOP is stacked with employees of this chain.. it came back down from the BOP that they "were taking care of it" and this RPH started getting retaliation from this chain's management.. This same chain did the same thing in a SE state.. and the BOP suspended a handful of stores from performing this service for two years. My understanding is that there are no chain employees on this BOP.
IMO.. the BOP can blow us off.. getting the media to pay attention.. is a whole different animal. The bureaucrats don't like microphones stuck in their face being asked uncomfortable questions.