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2010-05-20 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) has awarded the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Provider contract in Texas. PTCB has actively certified pharmacy technicians in Texas since 1995 and this new contract with the TSBP is effective immediately. Gay Dodson, R.Ph., Executive Director of the TSBP, indicated that "In 1995, the TSBP became the first state to require all pharmacy technicians to have...

2010-04-21 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is pleased to announce that PTCB Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Melissa Murer Corrigan, has been named as the 2010 recipient of Drake's Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor. The Weaver Medal is the highest honor presented by Drake's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. It recognizes a select individual's dedication to and impact on the pharmacy profession. "Melissa...

2010-04-20 08:41:00

Eighty-two percent of Patients Select OTC Products Recommended by Their Pharmacist WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the most recent Pharmacy Today Over-the-Counter Product Survey conducted by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), pharmacists believe that 82 percent of consumers purchase over-the-counter products that were recommended by their pharmacist. With more than 100,000 nonprescription medications on the market and more than 1,000 active...

2010-03-19 13:57:00

New APHA Report Says, 'After 98 Years, It's Time to Act' WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association today urged members of the U.S. House of Representatives to support the health reform legislation and related reconciliation improvements that will come to the House floor for a vote in the coming days. "Congress has the opportunity to do what has eluded our grasp for nearly a century," said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive...

2010-03-17 10:08:00

DENVER, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- HEALTHeCAREERS Network, North America's leading healthcare Network, has another solution for the down economy. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100204/FL49504LOGO-a ) Employers are now able to post as many pharmacy-specific jobs as they would like through HEALTHeCAREERS, reaching thousands of professionals across a Network of recruitment Web sites and partnerships with more than 120 healthcare associations. "As the U.S. unemployment rate...

2010-03-12 17:35:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Brad Tice, Pharm.D., Chief Clinical Officer of PharmMD, will receive the 2010 APhA-APPM Distinguished Achievement Award in Clinical/Pharmacotherapeutic Practice during the Second General Session at APhA 2010, the annual meeting of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) to be held in Washington, D.C. on March 12-15, 2010. The award recognizes the achievements of an individual who has made a significant contribution or sustained contributions...

2009-12-29 14:29:28

UB program lowered A1C levels in diabetics and cut monthly costs by $212 per patient The role of pharmacists hasn't received much attention in the debate on the cost of health care. But national and regional studies show that when pharmacists directly participate in patient care, they significantly reduce treatment costs and improve outcomes. A study on diabetic patients by the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences identified cost savings with improvements in a...

2009-12-10 08:57:00

New Year Viewed as Good Time to Clean Out Medicine Cabinets WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Americans look forward to the coming year and begin considering their New Year's resolutions, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is encouraging the public to resolve to clean out their medicine cabinets -- a task that pharmacists recommend be conducted at least once a year. Because each season brings a host of new illnesses and conditions, it's easy for medicine cabinets...

2009-12-08 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A career as a pharmacy technician is proving to be a wise choice in today's economy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2008-09 report estimates employment for pharmacy technicians will grow much faster than for the average occupation--up to a 32 percent increase by 2016. Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhT) are an integral part of the pharmacy team and are relied upon to deliver vital services from assisting with the medication dispensing process, to...

2009-10-01 04:00:00

Americans urged to get to know their pharmacist WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A medication list can provide emergency medical personnel with lifesaving information and help prevent the nearly 1.5 million(1) people harmed by medication-related errors every year. But, a recent consumer survey commissioned by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and conducted by Harris Interactive revealed that while a large percentage of Americans have an up-to-date list of their...


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