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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...

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...


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