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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...

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...

2009-11-23 16:51:59

Patients whose hypertension is managed by a physician-pharmacist team have lower blood pressure levels and are more likely to reach goals for blood pressure control than those treated without this collaborative approach, according to a report in the November 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Previous studies suggest that patients with hypertension (high blood pressure) that remains uncontrolled often do not receive additional blood pressure...

2009-11-16 07:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arcadia Resources, Inc. (NYSE Amex: KAD), a leading provider of innovative consumer health care services under the Arcadia HealthCare(SM) brand, announced today that it has opened a new DailyMed Pharmacy in California. Arcadia currently operates DailyMed pharmacies in Indianapolis, Ind. and Eden Prairie, Minn. Arcadia said it will serve the California market through an agreement with SUPERVALU's ALBERTSONS Sav-On Pharmacy division 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...

2009-09-29 07:00:00

First Podcast Features CVS Caremark Drug Therapy Management Program WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- URAC, the nation's leading health care accreditation and education organization, announced today the launch of its new podcast series, "Highlights in Health". This series of podcasts will bring to listeners stories about what's going right in our health care system. It will focus on innovative programs that health care organizations have developed to protect and empower...

2009-06-02 13:53:00

SWARTZ CREEK, Mich., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy today announced the promotion of Dr. Rinku A. Patel to Vice President, Pharmacy Strategy. Patel was previously Diplomat's Director of Pharmacy Development and Operations. Patel's new role will encompass 3 main areas: Pharmacy Technology - Direct and manage the pharmacy's operating system, the company's proprietary electronic patient care system (eNAV(TM)), and future technology developments related to pharmacy systems...

2009-05-21 11:48:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 21:/PRNewswire/ -- Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA), the largest Alternate Site GPO in the country is pleased to announce that Kimberly Binaso-Stwalley, Pharm.D. has been named a 2009 Fellow by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in recognition of her leadership and excellence achieved in pharmacy practice. Along with Dr. Binaso-Stwalley, thirty-one other pharmacists also Designated Fellows of ASHP, will be honored during the ASHP Summer...

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...