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2010-07-15 11:33:00

RHINELANDER, Wis., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Drs. Foster and Smith Pet Pharmacy is proud to announce the receipt of two important accreditations within the past month: The National Association Boards of Pharmacy Vet-VIPPS Seal and the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) accreditation for compounding pharmacy. Drs. Foster and Smith is the first and only veterinarian-owned, online pet pharmacy to have received both of these prestigious accreditations. Vet-VIPPS stands for...

2010-06-29 11:54:00

Senator Hagan's legislation would help pharmacists help patients, prevent more costly forms of care ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on the passage of pharmacy-specific provisions in the new healthcare reform law, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) announced their strong endorsement of the Medication Therapy Management Expanded Benefits Act of 2010, authored and introduced by U.S. Senator...

2010-06-24 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a recent Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) sponsored survey find that lead pharmacists perceive pharmacy technician certification as an essential component in reducing medication errors, ensuring patient safety, and increasing positive health outcomes. The results, unveiled at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting in March 2010 by researcher Shane Desselle, R.Ph., PhD, FAPhA, Associate Dean for Tulsa...

2010-06-10 09:54:00

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy(®) (NABP(®)) congratulates Yahoo! for its recent decision to improve its standards for Internet pharmacies seeking to advertise online. This week, Yahoo! joins two other major search engines in requiring Internet pharmacies advertising in the United States to be accredited through the VIPPS(CM) (Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites(CM)) program....

2010-06-04 08:52:00

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- PTCB today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) requires Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification for VA pharmacy technicians employed at grade GS-6 and above. VA's decision came after formal recommendations from the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and is reflected in the VA Handbook 5005/15. The incorporation of these new requirements parallel certification standards within the private sector and demonstrate...

2010-06-03 10:21:00

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) now requires Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification for VA pharmacy technicians employed at grade GS-6 and above. VA's decision came after formal recommendations from the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and is reflected in the VA Handbook 5005/15. The incorporation of these new requirements parallel certification standards within the private sector and demonstrate VA's commitment to...

2010-05-26 12:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), the nation's leading pharmacy health care provider, has surpassed its 10-year "Pathways to Pharmacy" goal of introducing one million youths to pharmacy as a potential career and met its target of $4 million in summer internship wages for high school students since 2000, the company reported today to Congress's Joint Economic Committee chaired by Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York and with Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New...

2010-05-26 07:56:00

CINCINNATI, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: HEWA), a leading retail mail-order pharmacy, announced today it has received Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites(CM) (VIPPS(CM)) accreditation from The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). The Company becomes one of only twenty pharmacies to be VIPPS accredited in the United States. According to NABP which has reviewed nearly 6,000 websites, "less than 4% of online pharmacies...

2010-05-20 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) has awarded the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Provider contract in Texas. PTCB has actively certified pharmacy technicians in Texas since 1995 and this new contract with the TSBP is effective immediately. Gay Dodson, R.Ph., Executive Director of the TSBP, indicated that "In 1995, the TSBP became the first state to require all pharmacy technicians to have...

2010-05-12 08:00:00

HOUSTON, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is doing its part to improve the safety of pharmacy technicians with the launch of a new ACPE-accredited certification course on the safe handling of hazardous medications, also referred to as Chemo Certification. The new course will teach pharmacy technicians the latest standards and recommendations on how to prepare, manipulate, store and dispose of hazardous drugs. NPTA's Founder and CEO Mike Johnston...


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