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2010-11-17 12:37:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today applauded the efforts of some of its members to unite to host what the organizers are calling The Great Peconic Take Back event serving the eastern Suffolk area of New York. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100106/DC33253LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100106/DC33253LOGO) According to event organizer and NCPA member Bob Grisnik of Southrifty...

2010-11-01 08:00:00

BOZEN, Sud-Tirol, Italy, November 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics today announced that it recently signed an exclusive distribution agreement in Norway for its CytoCare, i.v.STATION, and i.v.SOFT world-leading technologies with local Pharmacy Technology leader Beckman Automation AS. This partnership represents Health Robotics' market entry into its 12th new country in 2010, persisting on its worldwide quest to pervasively provide safe and cost-effective Intravenous (IV) Admixture...

2010-10-25 10:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today announced the availability of the 2010 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health, which found that independent community pharmacy owners were able to generally stabilize their business in 2009 despite a stagnant economy, the growing influence of government health care programs, declining prescription drug reimbursements and the questionable business practices of pharmacy benefit...

2010-10-15 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is proud to sponsor this year's Challenge Coin at the Joint Forces Pharmacy Seminar (JFPS) in Chattanooga, Tenn., October 18-21, 2010. JFPS is the largest annual event for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard pharmacy community. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from the active duty, reserve and retired communities, as well as civilian pharmacists and technicians assigned to the Department of...

2010-10-12 17:01:00

NABP Program Alerts Consumers to Dangers of Rogue Internet Drug Sites, Stresses Vital Role of Pharmacists in Patient Care MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AWARxE, a consumer protection program provided by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®), encourages patients not to compromise on quality of care when buying medications online. Similarly, the core message for this year's American Pharmacists Month, "know your...

2010-10-06 13:45:00

Over 1,000 Community Pharmacies in Dispose My Meds Program Collect 12,000 Pounds of Unwanted Drugs ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With October as American Pharmacists Month, the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) encourages community pharmacists to demonstrate their role as a respected and knowledgeable resource on all aspects of medications, from dispensing to disposal. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100106/DC33253LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-10-01 11:20:00

Plan Penalizes Seniors Who Prefer Independent Pharmacies Over Walmart ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the world's largest corporation, today announced a Medicare prescription drug plan that imposes higher co-payments on seniors who choose to continue using their trusted local, community pharmacy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100106/DC33253LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100106/DC33253LOGO) In response to the...

2010-09-28 14:13:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- LearnSomething, Inc., a leading provider of e-learning solutions to associations, has announced a new relationship with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). One of LearnSomething's learning management systems (LMS), Isoph Blue, will be implemented to support ASHP's ongoing learning initiatives. Carol Wolfe, ASHP's Vice President of Publications and Drug Information, says, "We are excited to be working with LearnSomething....

2010-09-03 10:06:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement issued today by National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, and National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Acting Executive Vice President and CEO Douglas Hoey, RPh, regarding the proposed rule by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that would withdraw existing provisions of the Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement formula under the...

2010-08-24 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- With flu season fast approaching, PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) will again play a critical role in immunization efforts at retail pharmacies across the country. For example, last year Walgreens successfully immunized over 7.4 million patients against H1N1 and seasonal influenza with the direct support of PTCB CPhTs. In preparation for the 2010-2011 influenza season, Walgreens healthcare providers in pharmacies across the country are looking...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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