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2011-09-20 09:36:00

Improving care and reducing health care costs for patients WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmacy technicians certified through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) offer key support to the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy's Medication Management Center, a groundbreaking pharmacist-run call center delivering Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services to patients with diabetes, asthma, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and...

2011-09-20 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is encouraging consumers to get immunized against influenza and to speak with their pharmacist about the options available at their local pharmacy. Pharmacists are authorized to give flu vaccinations in all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico, and more than 150,000 U.S. pharmacists have been trained in the practice of immunization administration. The CDC estimates that approximately 20% of the...

2011-09-01 08:36:00

Board to Initiate Search for New Executive WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Board of Governors Chair, Thomas E. Menighan, announced today that Melissa Murer Corrigan, PTCB Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, will step down in late November 2011 to join ACT's Workforce Development Division as Vice President of Development. The PTCB Board will initiate a search for a new executive in the coming weeks. Upon...

2011-08-24 06:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two recently launched pharmacy technician training programs from Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) have made it possible for students nationwide to prepare for a career in this expanding field, which is projected to experience double-digit growth in the coming years. According to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) list of the 30 fastest-growing occupations, pharmacy technicians hold the #23 spot, with an expected employment increase of 30.57%...

2011-08-12 08:21:00

Recognized industry experts to share perspectives on key issues and trends to better manage pharmacy costs and related benefits CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Midwest Business Group on Health in collaboration with Pharmacy Outcomes Specialists announced the keynote speakers and agenda for the fifth annual Pharmacy Benefits Academy (PBA) to be held August 24-25 at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare. The program provides human resource, benefits and managed care professionals,...

2011-08-12 00:00:28

The newly improved program prepares grads for a successful career path Burnaby, BC (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 CDI College recently introduced the upgraded Pharmacy Technician program at its Burnaby campus. The new curriculum will prepare those who want to play a crucial role within the pharmacy industry in British Columbia. The role of pharmacy technician has changed dramatically in the past decade and properly trained professionals continue to be in demand in BC and Canada. CDI College's...

2011-07-28 00:01:01

Canada Drug Center, one of the leading Canadian online pharmacies, recently announced that they will be open on Sundays for customers' convenience. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 27, 2011 Canada Drug Center, one of the leading Canadian online pharmacies, recently announced that they will be open on Sundays for customers' convenience. The Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA) approved resource for reasonably priced drugs has generated a loyal online fanbase, reaching more than 5,000...

2011-07-23 00:00:40

With health care being such a major force within San Diego County and throughout America, San Diego State University's College of Extended Studies offers both in-class and online professional health care certificate and certification programs for individuals to prepare for these lucrative careers. (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 Even while the economy struggles, Monster.com reports that health care "continues to be the career success story of the past few years." From the start of the downturn in...

2011-07-22 14:25:45

Control achieved in first 3-15 months of therapy Kaiser Permanente Northern California patients who obtained new statin prescriptions via a mail-order pharmacy achieved better cholesterol control in the first 3-15 months following the initiation of therapy -- compared to those patients who only obtained their statin prescription from their local Kaiser Permanente Northern California pharmacy. Greater adjusted rates of LDL-C control in mail-order pharmacy users were seen across all gender and...

2011-07-19 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification and advanced training programs developed by the Pharmacy Technician Workforce Coalition of the Triad continue to support the development of highly-skilled pharmacy technician workforces in North Carolina's evolving healthcare system. The Coalition, a collaborative effort between health-system pharmacy employers and local community colleges, was formed to address the ongoing quest for...