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2009-07-17 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is proud to announce that over 25,000 pharmacists and technicians have accessed two web-based and podcast continuing education (CE) programs developed in collaboration with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and funded by PTCB. The two programs, "Pharmacy Technician Roles in Sterile IV Compounding: Challenges, Opportunities, and Competencies" and "Pharmacy Technician Certification:...

2009-05-15 09:14:00

WASHINGTON, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), Executive Director of the American Public Health Association: "The American Public Health Association (APHA) welcomes today's selection of Association member Dr. Thomas Frieden as the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "During his tenure as New York City's health commissioner, Frieden has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to...

2009-05-07 08:00:00

MBGH program helps Chicago employers reduce costs by $1,467 per participant CHICAGO, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the non-profit Midwest Business Group on Health announced the first-year results of Taking Control of Your Health (TCYH), an employer-based diabetes management program, at its annual conference being held May 7-8. The results indicate high satisfaction, cost savings and improvement in key clinical indicators used to measure how well a patient is managing their diabetes. In just...

2009-04-06 08:00:00

Data confirm model can drive fundamental change in the U.S. health care system WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of the Diabetes Ten City Challenge (DTCC) released today by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation demonstrate how employers and pharmacists can work together to help people with diabetes manage their disease and reduce health care costs. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090406/NY94612 ) To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

2009-04-06 08:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS) announced today that Lloyd G. Tillman, Ph.D., Executive Director of Pharmaceutical Development of Isis has been awarded the American Pharmacists Association's (APhA) 2009 Ebert Prize. Dr. Tillman received the award at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition, April 3-6, 2009, in San Antonio, TX, for work published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences entitled "Oral Delivery of Antisense...

2009-04-02 08:00:00

- TV Host Explains How Talking to a Pharmacist Helped Her Manage Her Congestion so She Can Get Back to Her Busy Schedule - WASHINGTON, D.C., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Mom, actress and allergy sufferer Alison Sweeney knows first hand how symptoms like congestion can make juggling a busy career and family life even more challenging. That's why she's teamed up with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. to launch Behind the...

2009-02-26 16:29:00

WASHINGTON, Feb, 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), Executive Director of the American Public Health Association: "The American Public Health Association (APHA) joins other leading health organizations, members of Congress and families across the nation in applauding the $634 billion reserve fund dedicated to health reform. "Along with the continued emphasis on prevention, the inclusion of health reform funds in the...

2009-02-04 08:09:00

RESTON, Va., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirixa Corporation and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation, the creator of the Diabetes Ten City Challenge and a partner in the Asheville Project(R), have finalized their partnership to deliver all of APhA Foundation's HealthMapRx commercial programs via Mirixa. MirixaPro(SM) is now the platform of choice for all existing and future APhA Foundation commercial programs delivered through pharmacy. Announced on October 9th 2008,...

2009-02-02 09:42:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association (APHA) today released its annual congressional voting record, which measures how members of Congress voted on legislation that is important to public health. APHA's report was compiled by examining hundreds of individual votes and selecting key public health votes during the second session of the 110th Congress in 2008. In the Senate, 44 out of 100 senators voted in support of APHA's position on all six...

2008-12-11 11:04:00

Statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), Executive Director, American Public Health Association WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "At a time when national interest in reforming the health system has never been higher, the American Public Health Association (APHA) applauds President-elect Obama for prioritizing health reform and selecting former Sen. Tom Daschle to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the new White House Office on Health...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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