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2008-06-30 15:03:02

To: LEGAL AFFAIRS EDITORS Contact: Mark Franco, of PTCB, +1-202-429-7508, or Claire Sheahan of Fleishman-Hillard, +1-202-828-9767, for PTCB WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), the leading national program that has certified more than 300,000 pharmacy technicians, is pleased to support and congratulate the Florida Legislature for passing SB 1360 and Governor Charlie Crist for signing it into law, requiring new standards for pharmacy...

2008-06-24 02:30:28

By Joe Goldeen, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jun. 23--FRENCH CAMP -- Since 2006, Health Plan of San Joaquin and the pharmacy school at University of the Pacific have collaborated on an effort to train recent graduates in the work of managed care pharmacy practice. The 2-year-old residency program has just been recognized nationally with a three-year accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. It is the only program of its kind in California offered by a Local...

2008-06-18 09:01:19

Two North Carolina companies, Kerr Drug and KDI Health Solutions, in partnership with HealthTrans, announce a new, first-of-its-kind, community-based pharmacy benefits plan, designed specifically as a solution for North Carolina employers. The patient-centric prescription benefit plan rewards employees with broader prescription benefits and best-of-class service, and employers with desired cost savings and improved workplace productivity. Highlights of the value-based plan design include...

2008-04-22 12:00:53

By Sanford Nax, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Apr. 22--A group led by a doctor, responding to a shortage of pharmacists in Central California, wants to open a pharmacy school in Fresno. Dr. Michael Lynch of Fresno bought the former Unitarian Universalist church on Millbrook Avenue, south of Ashlan Avenue. In it, his group hopes to open The Central California School of Pharmacy to train people to find jobs in the growing field of pharmacology -- a career facing a shortage of workers....

2007-08-14 09:24:17

Recognizing the innovative use of technology to secure the pharmaceutical supply chain and deliver business value, SupplyScape Corporation today announced that Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) is the first retail pharmacy recipient of the Value Chain Leadership Award. The Value Chain Leadership Award honors forward-thinking companies that are solving pharmaceutical supply chain challenges in breakthrough ways. Walgreens was recognized for its industry-leading contributions towards increasing...

2007-06-13 15:01:54

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Low and slow reimbursement under the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan has dramatically undermined the viability of thousands of independent community pharmacies, and driven many out of business. For the first time since the inception of the program on January 1, 2006, hard data on independent community pharmacy operations reveals the disproportionate negative impact of the program on these vital community health resources. The...

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