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2011-11-21 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the winter travel season approaches, the American Pharmacists Association encourages consumers to talk with their pharmacist about their medications before they pack their bags. This will help ensure each person knows the best way to pack their medications, what to do if the medication is lost and anything to be aware of with travel and the medication. The short conversation could save each person a lot of holiday trouble further down...

2011-10-26 09:51:00

FLINT, Mich., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, the nation's largest, privately owned specialty pharmacy, announced today that Jeanne Ann Stasny, R.Ph., a highly respected industry executive, has joined Diplomat's Executive Team. Stasny will be responsible for promoting, developing and expanding Diplomat's service offerings as a leading provider in the Specialty Pharmacy industry. "Jeanne Ann's exceptional history as an industry leader combined with her creative...

2011-10-05 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of American Pharmacists Month, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) encourages Americans to partner with their pharmacists to help combat and control diabetes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100820/APHALOGO-a) According to a 2011 report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), almost 25.8 million people, or 8.3% of the U.S. population, have diabetes. In 2010 alone, more than 1.9 million people aged 20 or...

2011-09-29 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Pain Awareness Month, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) encourages patients to have an open discussion with their pharmacist about their pain and the medications they take for pain. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100820/APHALOGO-a ) Millions suffer from acute or chronic pain, and the effects of pain place significant strain on the emotional and financial wellbeing of patients and their families....

2011-09-20 09:36:00

Improving care and reducing health care costs for patients WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmacy technicians certified through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) offer key support to the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy's Medication Management Center, a groundbreaking pharmacist-run call center delivering Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services to patients with diabetes, asthma, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and...

2011-09-20 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is encouraging consumers to get immunized against influenza and to speak with their pharmacist about the options available at their local pharmacy. Pharmacists are authorized to give flu vaccinations in all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico, and more than 150,000 U.S. pharmacists have been trained in the practice of immunization administration. The CDC estimates that approximately 20% of the...

2011-09-13 13:09:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced it has joined the newly launched Million Hearts Initiative, a coordinated approach to preventing cardiovascular disease and stroke in the U.S. Co-led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the initiative's goal is to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes, over the...

2011-09-01 08:36:00

Board to Initiate Search for New Executive WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Board of Governors Chair, Thomas E. Menighan, announced today that Melissa Murer Corrigan, PTCB Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, will step down in late November 2011 to join ACT's Workforce Development Division as Vice President of Development. The PTCB Board will initiate a search for a new executive in the coming weeks. Upon...

2011-08-11 09:24:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading dental and pharmacy organizations are teaming up to promote oral health and raise public awareness of dry mouth, a side effect commonly caused by taking prescription and over-the-counter medications. More than 500 medications can contribute to oral dryness, including antihistamines (for allergy or asthma), antihypertensive medications (for blood pressure), decongestants, pain medications, diuretics and antidepressants. In its most...

2011-06-01 12:48:00

World's Largest, Most Prestigious Public Health Meeting to Feature Latest Trends and Research in the Industry WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration is now open for the American Public Health Association's 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 29-Nov. 2. The 2011 APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition, themed "Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds and Bodies," will feature an array of public health experts who will discuss the latest...