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2010-11-01 09:51:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters, a global provider of information for healthcare professionals, today announced the launch of Thomson Reuters Pharmacy Xpert - the first-of-its-kind clinical intelligence dashboard that helps hospital pharmacists better manage medication therapy to improve outcomes, reduce costs, and manage risk. Pharmacy Xpert combines three critical elements that give pharmacists the data they need to manage medication therapy more...

2010-10-26 00:02:28

When enrolled in a comprehensive disease management service, members have better cholesterol control, adhere to medications and have fewer hospitalizations A new study from Kaiser Permanente Colorado is one of the first to show that an intensive population management program that matches heart disease patients to personal nurses and clinical pharmacy specialists not only reduces the risk of death but reduces health care costs as well. The findings are published in the November issue of the...

2010-10-24 00:14:28

Westminster, CO-October 13th, 2010- MedKeeper, a leading provider of clinical and workflow pharmacy tools, announced today the acquisition of Keystone Therapeutics' DoseResponse® solution for outpatient anticoagulation management. (PRWEB) October 22, 2010 "In 2008, the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals Hospital Program designed a goal to reduce the likelihood of patient harm associated with the use of anticoagulation therapy. Patient safety is a top priority for our...

2010-10-15 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is proud to sponsor this year's Challenge Coin at the Joint Forces Pharmacy Seminar (JFPS) in Chattanooga, Tenn., October 18-21, 2010. JFPS is the largest annual event for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard pharmacy community. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from the active duty, reserve and retired communities, as well as civilian pharmacists and technicians assigned to the Department of...

2010-10-11 07:58:00

BOZEN, Sud-Tirol, Italy, October 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics today announced that it recently signed exclusive distribution agreements for its CytoCare, i.v.STATION, and i.v.SOFT world-leading technologies in seven new European countries with regional industry leaders Newico and Apta Medica, rapidly continuing on its worldwide quest to pervasively provide safe and cost-effective Intravenous (IV) Admixture Compounding Automation to hospitals all over the world. "The...

2010-09-30 08:45:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of American Pharmacists Month, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) encourages consumers to hold an open dialogue with their pharmacists about a growing problem in the United States, the proper usage of and adherence to medications. In the US alone, "America's other drug problem," or nonadherence to prescribed medication regimens, results in up to 125,000 deaths and costs the health care system more than $177 billion every...

2010-08-24 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- With flu season fast approaching, PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) will again play a critical role in immunization efforts at retail pharmacies across the country. For example, last year Walgreens successfully immunized over 7.4 million patients against H1N1 and seasonal influenza with the direct support of PTCB CPhTs. In preparation for the 2010-2011 influenza season, Walgreens healthcare providers in pharmacies across the country are looking...

2010-08-18 08:00:00

RESTON, Va., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mirixa Corporation is pleased to announce that Kerr Drug has signed a licensing agreement for MirixaEdge(SM), Mirixa's clinical application that supports the delivery of pharmacist-based patient care services, including Medication Therapy Management (MTM). Awarded a grant to support delivery of patient care services by community pharmacists, Kerr will be offering MTM services to the City of Charleston, SC and Charleston Water Works employees and...

2010-08-17 08:41:00

Pharmacists in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico Authorized to Administer Immunizations WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is encouraging consumers to get immunized against influenza and to consider their local pharmacy as the site to receive their vaccine. Pharmacists in all 50 states including the District of Columbia are authorized to administer influenza vaccines and, as of June 30, 2010, more than 120,000...

2010-06-24 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a recent Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) sponsored survey find that lead pharmacists perceive pharmacy technician certification as an essential component in reducing medication errors, ensuring patient safety, and increasing positive health outcomes. The results, unveiled at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting in March 2010 by researcher Shane Desselle, R.Ph., PhD, FAPhA, Associate Dean for Tulsa...


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