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November 17, 2010

The head of an organization that accredits pharmacy technicians will serve as president of an...

WASHINGTON The head of an organization that accredits pharmacy technicians will serve as president of an international credentialing organization next year.

 

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board announced Thursday that executive director and CEO Melissa Murer Corrigan would serve as the 2011 president of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence and be installed at the ICE Annual Education Conference in Atlanta, which also took place Thursday. ICE provides educational, networking and advocacy resources for credentialing organizations.

 

November 14, 2010

The natural affinity that has sprung up between independent pharmacy and the generic drug industry—both...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The natural affinity that has sprung up between independent pharmacy and the generic drug industry — both viewed as underdogs in the relentless fight for market position and profits: one versus powerful chain and big-box retailers, the other versus the far more entrenched and well-funded branded drug industry — was never more fully realized than it was at the end of October, when the National Community Pharmacists Association introduced its new top manager to its members at the group’s annual meeting.

November 1, 2010

Retail pharmacy technology provider PDX has partnered with Healthcare Data Solutions to provide users of...

FORT WORTH, Texas Retail pharmacy technology provider PDX has partnered with Healthcare Data Solutions to provide users of the PDX Pharmacy System with access to a real-time prescriber verification process.

The companies said the integration of the PDX Pharmacy System and the HDS ProscriberPRO database would allow immediate verification of prescribers and associated profiles when a prescriber is added or before a prescription is filled, with access provided over a secure, Web-based service.

October 24, 2010

TeleManager, a pharmacy technology provider, announced last month that it made its iRefill application available...

October 5, 2010

The National Community Pharmacists Association is giving independent drug store owners some new help in...

September 23, 2010

The Food Marketing Institute and LearnSomething announced Friday the development of programs that provide pre-employment...

September 1, 2010

Add another plank to the increasingly solid platform that supports pharmacy’s long-standing fight for a...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Add another plank to the increasingly solid platform that supports pharmacy’s long-standing fight for a full seat at the healthcare table.

(THE NEWS: ASHP: Healthcare teams with pharmacists improve patient care. For the full story, click here)

August 23, 2010

The main organization that certifies pharmacy technicians is touting its role in immunizations as the...

August 22, 2010

Over-the-counter and health-and-beauty care marketers have been struggling to find ways to harness the communication...

Over-the-counter and health-and-beauty care marketers have been struggling to find ways to harness the communication power of pharmacy to help them build their brand equity. The path to achieve this goal has been for consumer packaged goods companies to develop pharmacy programs designed to educate and capture the attention of pharmacists so that pharmacists may communicate and educate their patients about their products at the point of decision-making.

August 22, 2010

Over-the-counter and health-and-beauty care marketers have been struggling to find ways to harness the communication...

August 5, 2010

Consumers are working more, playing more, shopping more and learning more online than ever before....

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Consumers are working more, playing more, shopping more and learning more online than ever before. So the click-and-consult services proffered by Walgreens and Rite Aid not only represent today’s cutting edge technology, but also provide a peek into how consumers may interact with their healthcare team tomorrow.

(THE NEWS: Walgreens extends online pharmacy with Pharmacy Chat. For the full story, click here)

July 19, 2010

In a new plea to Congress, the chain pharmacy industry renewed its support for the...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. In a new plea to Congress, the chain pharmacy industry renewed its support for the rapid nationwide adoption of health information technology as a major tool in the nation’s drive to improve patient compliance with medication therapy.

 

June 30, 2010

Most pharmacists think that certified pharmacy technicians reduce the number of medication errors, according to...

June 6, 2010

In case members of Congress had forgotten just how critical the nation’s community pharmacists are...

June 4, 2010

In a gesture hailed by retail pharmacy advocates, the Keystone State is moving to expand...

June 3, 2010

Pharmacy technicians working for the Department of Veterans Affairs will be required to receive certification...

May 19, 2010

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board has won a contract to provide certification in Texas, the...

May 9, 2010

The sparsely populated Western state of Idaho was one of the last to require certification...

May 4, 2010

The value of pharmacy in medication adherence was emphasized in the newest issue of Health...

March 25, 2010

Independent pharmacy’s toughest champion will soon be unlacing his gloves. Bruce Roberts, who has led...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Independent pharmacy’s toughest champion will soon be unlacing his gloves. Bruce Roberts, who has led the National Community Pharmacists Association with boundless energy and passion for nearly nine years, will step aside June 25. His exit will mark the closing of a remarkable chapter in the inspiring, hard-fought saga of independent drug store retailing.

(THE NEWS: Head of NCPA to step down. For the full story, click here)

March 21, 2010

The healthcare-reform bill advanced on Sunday by the U.S. House of Representatives contains several pro-pharmacy...

March 1, 2010

Two organizations catering to the drug retailing industry and the nation's independent pharmacies expressed strong...

February 24, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores released Wednesday a position paper that emphasizes community...

February 2, 2010

The Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians has updated its National Pharmacy Technician Training...

January 21, 2010

One of the chain pharmacy industry’s top advocates is pushing hard to thaw the frozen,...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT One of the chain pharmacy industry’s top advocates is pushing hard to thaw the frozen, century-old public perception of community pharmacists as little more than pill dispensers. And she’s getting a receptive hearing about pharmacy’s critical role among business and healthcare leaders, consumer advocates and the mainstream media.