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2010-06-23 08:00:00

FRAZER, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) today announced that it has partnered with the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) to broaden the company's When Good Medicines Become Bad Drugs(SM) program. This national education campaign provides patients, caregivers and the public with information about the abuse of prescription medications that affects as many as six million Americans and now surpasses the...

2010-06-04 08:52:00

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- PTCB today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) requires Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification for VA pharmacy technicians employed at grade GS-6 and above. VA's decision came after formal recommendations from the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and is reflected in the VA Handbook 5005/15. The incorporation of these new requirements parallel certification standards within the private sector and demonstrate...

2010-06-03 10:21:00

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) now requires Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification for VA pharmacy technicians employed at grade GS-6 and above. VA's decision came after formal recommendations from the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and is reflected in the VA Handbook 5005/15. The incorporation of these new requirements parallel certification standards within the private sector and demonstrate VA's commitment to...

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...


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