J. Lyle Bootman, Robert H. Hunter, Robert A. Kerr, Helene L.
Lipton, John A. Mauger and Victoria F. Roche
The Janus Commission was established by 1995-96 AACP President
Mary-Anne Koda-Kimble to scan the health care environment
and to identify, analyze, and predict those changes within the
environment likely to profoundly influence pharmacy practice,
pharmaceutical education, and research; and to alert the academy
to both threats and opportunities that such environmental changes
present. Throughout its deliberations, the Commission was drawn
repeatedly to the pervasive influence of a changing, more intensively
integrated and managed health care system on both pharmaceutical
education and pharmacy practice. This fundamental change
in health care has been the primary influence in the Commissionís
thinking and recommendations.