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2010-06-22 09:15:00

LOS ANGELES, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Software programs that track laboratory and pharmacy records can be very helpful in facilitating antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs), according to a report made to the Infectious Disease Association of California by Kavita Trivedi, M.D., a medical epidemiologist with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100602/LA13808LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100602/LA13808LOGO)...

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...

2010-04-20 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...

2010-04-13 14:00:00

MISSION, Kan., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Quality patient care depends on personal access to healthcare professionals, including pharmacists. As with all sectors of healthcare, the U.S. Navy faces a shortage of pharmacists, and consequently struggles with providing its patients access to analysis of their medication needs and counseling on the use of their medications. Additional strains occur when unexpected obligations crop up, such as the recent earthquakes in Haiti. Pharmacy staff is...

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...

2010-03-08 09:42:00

RESTON, Va., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirixa Corporation, the leader in targeted pharmacy-based patient care services, is pleased to announce the general availability of MirixaEdge, a web-based clinical application that enables pharmacists to design patient care programs for any patient, regardless of health plan, employer, or age. Introduced in October at the annual conference for the National Community Pharmacists Association, MirixaEdge uses the MirixaPro(SM) web-based platform to...

2010-03-01 15:29:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters announced today the launch of its new Pharmacy Intervention solution for hospitals. This solution combines real-time clinical surveillance, mobile access to patient data, and Micromedex reference information. It helps hospital pharmacists identify, perform, and document interventions at the point of care, prevent adverse drug events, and reduce medication costs. Thomson Reuters Pharmacy Intervention compares clinical profiles...

2010-01-07 05:00:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., and STOCKHOLM, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apoteket, Sweden's largest pharmacy chain, and Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced that it has developed one of the first national centralized drug utilization review (DUR) programs outside of the United States to improve prescription safety by reducing adverse drug events and thereby reducing the risk of costly hospitalizations. The system, called Elektroniskt ExpeditionsStod (EES), will be...

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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