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2011-05-26 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital and health-system pharmacies continue to develop proactive strategies to manage drug shortages and promote patient safety with the support of Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs). Manufacturing issues, including shortages in raw materials and packaging supplies, product discontinuation, limited manufacturing capacity, and pharmaceutical industry consolidation, have led to a significant...

2011-04-28 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal pharmacy technicians certified through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) continue to serve their country and maximize training experiences at the Department of Defense (DoD) Military Education and Training Campus (METC) at Fort Sam Houston, Tex. Since September, 2010, the METC has operated as the largest consolidated training program in DoD history, training enlisted medical personnel in over 30 medical programs...

2011-04-22 00:00:30

Northdrugstore.com, a leading Canadian mail order pharmacy, gets approval from the leading verification entity PharmacyChecker.com. Winnipeg, Manitoba (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 Northdrugstore.com, a leading Canadian mail order pharmacy, gets approval from the leading verification entity PharmacyChecker.com. According to PharmacyChecker.com Verification program, Northdrugstore.com has an approved status. The pharmacy not only operates in Canada, but also has verified dispensing units in the UK,...

2011-03-29 09:06:00

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LodgeNet Healthcare, the leader in interactive patient engagement solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The two organizations will work together to encourage patient compliance and improve health outcomes through the delivery of personalized medication education. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080115/AQTU120LOGO) It is estimated that the United States...

2011-03-14 16:49:00

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 17-18, 2011, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), hosted the C.R.E.S.T. Summit in Palm Beach, Fla. PTCB is the national leader in pharmacy technician certification, with over 400,000 pharmacy technicians nationwide having earned the PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential since 1995. This groundbreaking event focused on the areas of Consumer Awareness, Resources, Education, State Policy and Testing. The...

2011-02-18 08:54:00

More Generic Drug Use, Medication Counseling and Adherence are Keys to Medicaid Savings ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) have sent a joint letter to every Governor and State Medicaid Director, explaining the importance of pharmacies in Medicaid, offering recommendations, and expressing a desire to work together to cut costs without endangering Medicaid...

2011-01-25 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Record numbers of pharmacy technicians continue to seek certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), a pioneer in the credentialing industry. Over 400,000 pharmacy technicians nationwide have earned the PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential since 1995 and more than 55,000 candidates sat for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) in 2010 alone. As medication regimens become more complex and...

2011-01-04 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) encourages the public to make an annual medicine cabinet cleanout part of their New Year's resolutions. Pharmacists recommend patients use this time to properly dispose of all the unused and expired medications that accumulated over the previous year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100820/APHALOGO-a) Because each season brings a host of new illnesses and conditions, it's easy for...

2010-12-02 00:00:47

Employer Survey by California Community Colleges names Medical Assistant the Allied Heath profession with the highest demand in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bay Area Medical Academy's dual certification program poised to prepare individuals for immediate job opportunities. San Francisco, CA (Vocus) December 1, 2010 According to the Centers of Excellence Allied Health Employer Survey published June 2010, "San Francisco Bay Area healthcare employers anticipate more than 4,000 new and...

2010-11-18 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Melissa Murer Corrigan, will serve as the 2011 president of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) and will be installed at the ICE Annual Education Conference on November 18th in Atlanta, Ga. ICE is a non-profit organization that provides educational, networking and advocacy resources for the credentialing community. During her 2011...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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