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2011-05-16 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During Older Americans Month, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) encourages America's seniors to connect with their pharmacist to gain better knowledge of the medications they are taking and available wellness opportunities. As the most accessible health care provider and the medication experts, pharmacists are ready to discuss many of the issues that arise due to medications and age. (Logo:...

2011-04-28 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal pharmacy technicians certified through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) continue to serve their country and maximize training experiences at the Department of Defense (DoD) Military Education and Training Campus (METC) at Fort Sam Houston, Tex. Since September, 2010, the METC has operated as the largest consolidated training program in DoD history, training enlisted medical personnel in over 30 medical programs...

2011-04-25 09:30:00

Annual Survey Reveals Pharmacists Top OTC Product Picks in More Than 77 Total Categories WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2010 Pharmacy Today Over-the-Counter Product Survey, conducted by the American Pharmacists Association, reveals pharmacists believe that 81% of consumers purchase the over-the-counter (OTC) product that was recommended by their pharmacist, 92% of pharmacists walk a patient to the OTC section to assist with a product selection and the average...

2011-03-28 11:11:00

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation today announced the selection of the 25 organizations or "Communities" in Project IMPACT: Diabetes. The following initial partners and their stakeholders will join the APhA Foundation's national multi-year initiative to improve care for people disproportionately affected by diabetes across the United States: (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100820/APHALOGO-a)...

2011-03-14 16:49:00

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 17-18, 2011, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), hosted the C.R.E.S.T. Summit in Palm Beach, Fla. PTCB is the national leader in pharmacy technician certification, with over 400,000 pharmacy technicians nationwide having earned the PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential since 1995. This groundbreaking event focused on the areas of Consumer Awareness, Resources, Education, State Policy and Testing. The...

2011-01-25 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Record numbers of pharmacy technicians continue to seek certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), a pioneer in the credentialing industry. Over 400,000 pharmacy technicians nationwide have earned the PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential since 1995 and more than 55,000 candidates sat for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) in 2010 alone. As medication regimens become more complex and...

2011-01-18 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pharmacists Association would like to remind the public about the importance of speaking with their pharmacist during cold and flu season. A pharmacist can help patients with such things as getting a flu shot, identifying the differences between a common cold and the flu, suggesting the best over-the-counter medications and offering a recommendation when a health care provider should be seen. (Logo:...

2011-01-04 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) encourages the public to make an annual medicine cabinet cleanout part of their New Year's resolutions. Pharmacists recommend patients use this time to properly dispose of all the unused and expired medications that accumulated over the previous year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100820/APHALOGO-a) Because each season brings a host of new illnesses and conditions, it's easy for...

2010-11-18 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Melissa Murer Corrigan, will serve as the 2011 president of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) and will be installed at the ICE Annual Education Conference on November 18th in Atlanta, Ga. ICE is a non-profit organization that provides educational, networking and advocacy resources for the credentialing community. During her 2011...

2010-11-15 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the holiday season approaches, schedules become full of seasonal and familial activities and disruptions to our daily routines become the norm. Our health care habits, including medication regimens, sometimes take a back seat. The American Pharmacists Association encourages consumers to have a conversation with their pharmacist regarding their medication use while traveling, to ensure the proper usage, storage and effectiveness of all...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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