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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...

2010-10-15 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is proud to sponsor this year's Challenge Coin at the Joint Forces Pharmacy Seminar (JFPS) in Chattanooga, Tenn., October 18-21, 2010. JFPS is the largest annual event for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard pharmacy community. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from the active duty, reserve and retired communities, as well as civilian pharmacists and technicians assigned to the Department of...

2010-10-07 08:50:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- With the influenza vaccine already available and more supply anticipated than ever before, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) convened ten of the country's leading medical and public health groups to call on all Americans to get vaccinated this season. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101007/NY78213 ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101007/NY78213 ) Experts see a nation more prepared than ever to protect...

2010-09-30 08:45:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of American Pharmacists Month, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) encourages consumers to hold an open dialogue with their pharmacists about a growing problem in the United States, the proper usage of and adherence to medications. In the US alone, "America's other drug problem," or nonadherence to prescribed medication regimens, results in up to 125,000 deaths and costs the health care system more than $177 billion every...

2010-09-08 08:45:00

Prevention and Detection Services, Such as Cholesterol Screenings, Available at Your Local Pharmacy WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Cholesterol Education Month, The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) would like to highlight the increasing role of the pharmacist in communities nationwide. In many areas, pharmacists are able to offer cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, as well as other detection and prevention services to help a patient manage their...

2010-08-24 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- With flu season fast approaching, PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) will again play a critical role in immunization efforts at retail pharmacies across the country. For example, last year Walgreens successfully immunized over 7.4 million patients against H1N1 and seasonal influenza with the direct support of PTCB CPhTs. In preparation for the 2010-2011 influenza season, Walgreens healthcare providers in pharmacies across the country are looking...

2010-08-17 08:41:00

Pharmacists in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico Authorized to Administer Immunizations WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is encouraging consumers to get immunized against influenza and to consider their local pharmacy as the site to receive their vaccine. Pharmacists in all 50 states including the District of Columbia are authorized to administer influenza vaccines and, as of June 30, 2010, more than 120,000...

2010-06-24 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a recent Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) sponsored survey find that lead pharmacists perceive pharmacy technician certification as an essential component in reducing medication errors, ensuring patient safety, and increasing positive health outcomes. The results, unveiled at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting in March 2010 by researcher Shane Desselle, R.Ph., PhD, FAPhA, Associate Dean for Tulsa...


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