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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...

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:...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
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This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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