Eisai, Alzheimer’s Association accepting 2010 C.A.R.E. Pharmacy Award nominations

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. Drug maker Eisai and the Alzheimer’s Association are calling for nominations for the 2010 C.A.R.E. Pharmacy Award, Eisai announced.

The award, now in its 10th year, is meant to recognize pharmacists who help patients with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, and Eisai said it reflected the company’s “human health care” mission, which emphasizes the role in health care of patients and their families.

“Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects both patients and their caregivers, and Eisai’s commitment to the patient and caregiver communities is unwavering,” Eisai president and COO Lonnel Coats said. “As part of that commitment, we are proud to be working with the Alzheimer’s Association to honor the extraordinary contributions of pharmacists who are making a difference in the lives of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease.”

For eligibility, nominees must be licensed pharmacists involved in activities over the past year that have helped patients with Alzheimer’s disease, and the activities must have “had a positive effect on patients and/or their families.” Nominations can be submitted until July 31 at carepharmacyaward.com. In addition to recognition for the winning pharmacist, the pharmacist’s local Alzheimer’s Association chapter will receive a $2,500 donation, while another $2,500 donation will go to the Alzheimer’s Association chapter in the region from which the most nominations are submitted.

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