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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...

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...