Quantcast

Latest American Pharmacists Association Stories

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...

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...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
Related