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2014-05-20 12:33:36

Cheri Kraemer, RPh, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Recognized as a Female Advocate Who is Advancing the Compounding Industry in the Sioux Falls Community HOUSTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, PCCA announced that Cheri Kraemer, RPh, owner of Pharmacy Specialties, Inc. of Sioux Falls, is the winner of the 2014 Evelyn Timmons Advocacy Award. The award pays tribute to Timmons, a pioneer in the compounding industry, by honoring a passionate, committed, and tenacious...

2014-05-15 08:32:44

Clinical collaboration with CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic will increase access to care and help improve medication adherence for patients WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today it has entered into new clinical affiliations with four major regional health systems to enhance access to high-quality, affordable health care services for patients. The collaborating health systems include Hartford HealthCare in Connecticut; Memorial Health in...

2014-05-14 23:10:33

The May 9 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s (AIS) Drug Benefit News (DBN) offers coverage of AIS’s recent webinar on drug-related star ratings, including commentary and strategies from executives from Seattle-based Group Health Cooperative, which has consistently earned high marks. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 In the final 2015 Advance Notice and Call Letter, CMS last month confirmed that its three-year quality bonus payment demonstration — which offered scaled bonus...

2014-05-14 04:21:53

New App will improve health outcomes as WHO estimates half of all medications are not taken as prescribed OTTAWA, May 14, 2014 /CNW/ - In an effort to help more Canadians take better control of their healthcare, the innovative MyMedRec app has been expanded to the Android and BlackBerry 10 platforms. Initially launched for iPhone in 2012, MyMedRec is a free smartphone app that empowers individuals to use their mobile devices as a tool to manage a wide range of healthcare...

2014-05-12 20:23:21

A tragic case in Michigan serves as a reminder of the importance of the safe, sterile compounding at OuRX Pharmacy, Inc. LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to finding a sterile, safe compounding pharmacy, Santa Monica is a great place to start. Residents of the Southern California city have long been famous for embracing homeopathic remedies, vitamins, BLT numbing cream and various medications to enhance health and the quality of life. Most importantly, though, Santa...

2014-05-12 12:31:29

Extensive Pharmacy Network Enhances Patient Care Opportunities for Health Plans RESTON, Va., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirixa Corporation, the leading provider of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and other pharmacist-delivered services for health plans, today announced that the Mirixa pharmacy network now encompasses over 50,000 contracted pharmacies throughout the United States and its territories. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100818/SF51721LOGO Mirixa's...

2014-05-12 12:30:39

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paseo Oaks Pharmacy Westlake Village area is now offering compounding services to provide patients with the customized solutions they need. Although medications are often mass produced today for cost-effective treatment options for many common conditions, not everyone responds well to a one-size-fits-all approach to medications. Paseo Oaks Compounding Pharmacy Westlake Village area provides these services to meet the needs of...

2014-05-08 12:29:14

PCAB recognizes pharmacy's excellence and commitment to quality standards PHOENIX, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) today announced the accreditation of Summit Pharmacy of Phoenix, the nation's premier workers' compensation pharmacy. The accreditation is awarded in recognition of the pharmacy's commitment to meeting and/or exceeding national quality standards. "Our new PCAB® accreditation status and our designation as a PCAB...

2014-05-07 23:11:49

In the wake of outbreaks nationwide linking tainted medications to compounding pharmacies, OK Compounding, a leading compounding pharmacy in Oklahoma, has launched a campaign to demonstrate the extreme care it takes in providing safe medications and innovative compounding techniques. Tulsa, Oklahoma (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 In the wake of outbreaks nationwide linking tainted medications to compounding pharmacies, OK Compounding, a leading compounding pharmacy in Oklahoma, has launched a...

2014-05-07 12:30:56

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bipartisan legislation that would give many seniors greater choice of pharmacy in their Medicare drug plan has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and was endorsed today by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100106/DC33253LOGO The Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act (H.R. 4577) was introduced by U.S. Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and Peter...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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