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2010-04-21 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is pleased to announce that PTCB Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Melissa Murer Corrigan, has been named as the 2010 recipient of Drake's Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor. The Weaver Medal is the highest honor presented by Drake's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. It recognizes a select individual's dedication to and impact on the pharmacy profession. "Melissa...

2010-03-22 08:38:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmacy provisions included in health care reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives will improve community pharmacists' ability to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs, the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) said today. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100106/DC33253LOGO ) The most noteworthy provisions scale back drastic cuts in reimbursement for Medicaid generic prescription...

2010-03-11 08:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark, the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States, is pleased to sponsor nationally known author, educator and entrepreneur Stedman Graham to speak today at Kent State University and Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM) as part of the company's commitment to increase diversity in the pharmacy profession, and help high school students take their first steps in health care careers....

2010-03-04 11:49:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although the 2009-2010 winter season has presented patients with a variety of significant hurdles to obtaining prescription drugs and pharmacy services, a recent survey by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) indicated that local pharmacists stepped up to the plate to make sure that patients' health care needs were met. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100106/DC33253LOGO ) NCPA polled 85 community pharmacies...

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...

2009-10-28 07:30:00

DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Cardinal Health Foundation today announced that it has awarded The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy a $100,000 grant to create education and outreach programs that empower pharmacists, colleges and universities to fight prescription medication abuse and misuse in their communities. According to the Ohio Department of Health, more than a quarter of all Ohio high school students have reported using a prescription medication...

2009-10-08 09:45:00

RESTON, Va., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirixa Corporation, the leader in targeted pharmacy-based patient care services, announces the hiring of Cheryl Hoffer as Vice President, Pharmacy Network Management. Ms. Hoffer will lead the Mirixa Pharmacy Account Management team, supporting independent and chain pharmacies in the delivery of patient care programs. The Pharmacy Account Management team also helps expand pharmacy-based patient care opportunities, develops best practices, assists with...

2009-09-30 12:47:00

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Baxa Corporation announces the launch of a new program for sourcing its IntelliFill i.v. Automation and IntelliFlowRx Pharmacy Workflow Manager products. The Baxa IntelliSource(TM) program offers health-system pharmacies access to the automation and software they need to ensure that each dose dispensed is safe and accurate - without making capital investments, paying one-time setup fees or signing capital leases. "Our goal was to make it...

2009-07-17 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is proud to announce that over 25,000 pharmacists and technicians have accessed two web-based and podcast continuing education (CE) programs developed in collaboration with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and funded by PTCB. The two programs, "Pharmacy Technician Roles in Sterile IV Compounding: Challenges, Opportunities, and Competencies" and "Pharmacy Technician Certification:...

2009-06-17 08:00:00

New release of the IntelliFlowRx workflow management system provides significant operational enhancements and new capabilities ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Baxa Corporation announces the release of upgrades to its IntelliFlowRx workflow management system. IntelliFlowRx is designed to improve safety and accuracy in pharmacy-based IV admixture preparation. The system also streamlines compliance with sterile preparation regulatory steps while improving visibility to and oversight...


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