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2014-08-07 16:29:56

FLINT, Mich., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, is proud to announce that its president, Gary Kadlec, has been elected to the board of directors for the American Foundation of Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE). Kadlec will serve a three-year term as a board member. The AFPE was founded in 1942 to advance and support pharmaceutical education in the United States and is the oldest and largest pharmacy foundation. The AFPE...

2014-08-06 23:11:48

As a provider of pharmacy services to the Long-Term Care Industry, Entracell Pharmacy today announced four new product offerings designed to go beyond the basics of what pharmacy services traditionally provide, and prepare clients for the changing environment of long-term care: Medicare Part D Management Services, Therapeutic Interchange Software and the Care, Cost & Compliance. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 EntraCell Pharmacy announces its four new product offerings to the...

2014-08-06 23:07:43

Kit Check has added medication shortage management features to its software solution for hospital pharmacy kit restocking that allow for real-time kit master updating, location reporting, and the ability to designate medications as alternate fills in advance. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Kit Check™ (http://kitcheck.com), the leader in hospital pharmacy kit processing software, today announced new shortage management features for medications used in hospital pharmacy kits. The...

2014-08-06 23:05:02

Annual conference helps independent pharmacies navigate healthcare reform & respond to industry changes. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 ThoughtSpot 2014, AmerisourceBergen and Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual tradeshow, concluded this weekend after four days of programming focused on helping independent pharmacies navigate industry changes caused by healthcare reform. Through various exhibits, networking sessions, workshops and trainings, independent pharmacists received...

2014-08-06 23:02:55

For this revision, URAC seeks to update its programs’ standards and measures with current practices, ensure that the key functions covered by the accreditation remain comprehensive, and address important quality and safety trends. (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 URAC, a leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, education, and measurement programs, announces a call for public comment on revisions to its Specialty Pharmacy and Mail Service Pharmacy Accreditation Standards and...

2014-08-06 16:28:15

DALLAS, August 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new research report "Pharmacy Automation Systems Market by product type (Medication Dispensing Systems, Packaging and Labeling Systems, Table-top Counters) & by End-user (Inpatient Pharmacy Automation, Outpatient Pharmacy Automation) - Global Forecasts & Trends to 2019" published by MarketsandMarkets, the Pharmacy Automation Systems Market is expected to reach $4,566.2 Million by 2019 from $3,165.9 Million in...

2014-08-05 23:05:12

The annual award recognizes a pharmacy that epitomizes what it means to be a Good Neighbor Pharmacy. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Good Neighbor Pharmacy – a national independent pharmacy network – announced the 2014 Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award winner at its 2014 ThoughtSpot conference and tradeshow in Las Vegas. The annual award recognizes a pharmacy that epitomizes what it means to be a Good Neighbor Pharmacy. “Each year, nominees are evaluated on their...

2014-08-05 23:01:50

Community pharmacists can dramatically help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. The findings, reported today in Health Affairs, suggest also that greater adherence to medications can lead to a reduction in emergency room visits and hospital admissions, thereby lowering health care costs for a variety of chronic conditions including diabetes and asthma. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...

2014-08-05 12:09:30

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Community pharmacists can dramatically help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. The findings, reported today in Health Affairs, suggest also that greater adherence to medications can lead to a reduction in emergency room visits and hospital admissions, thereby lowering health care costs for a variety of chronic conditions...

2014-08-04 23:01:52

The WCU School of Pharmacy is housed in the newly-opened Los Angeles Learning Site; the PharmD program starts in August. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 West Coast University (WCU) is celebrating an exciting milestone in the life of the 105-year-old, regionally accredited university; founded in 1909, WCU focuses on health sciences education, and the University has announced the launch of the new Doctorate of Pharmacy program (PharmD), which is being offered at the recently...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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