September 23, 2011

A groundbreaking call center at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy that delivers medication therapy management services to patients with chronic illnesses utilizes pharmacy technicians certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

September 1, 2011

Melissa Murer Corrigan, executive director and CEO of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, is leaving the organization in late November, PTCB's board of governors announced Thursday.

July 18, 2011

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board said that its certification and advanced training programs, developed by the Pharmacy Technician Workforce Coalition of the Triad, support the development of a highly skilled pharmacy technician workforce in North Carolina.

June 8, 2011

Pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions is implementing a program in New Mexico designed to close such medication-related gaps in health care as nonadherence among state employees with chronic conditions, the company said Wednesday.

April 28, 2011

Pharmacy technicians certified through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board maximize their training experiences at the Department of Defense Military Education and Training Campus in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the PTCB said.

April 25, 2011

Counterfeit drugs are a problem that won’t go away. In a recent segment on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Sanjay Gupta explored the dark underworld of drug counterfeiting. While covering the bust of a counterfeiting operation in Lima, Peru, Gupta ­— himself a doctor — said he couldn’t tell the drugs were fake. But luckily, several technologies have been developed in recent years that allow quick detection of counterfeits. One company developing such a technology is Mobile Data Systems.

March 17, 2011

SB 437, a bill passed Wednesday by the Arkansas House by a vote of 60-31, introduces a number of new issues to the debate on whether or not pseudoephedrine and similar ingredients should be sold behind the counter or by prescription only.

March 17, 2011

The Arkansas House on Wednesday passed a bill that would restrict the behind-the-counter sale of pseudoephedrine to pharmacists only. In other words, pharmacy technicians no longer would be allowed to sell products containing PSE.

March 14, 2011

By 2015, “pharmacists will be the healthcare professionals responsible for providing patient care that ensures optimal medication therapy outcomes.” That was the consensus reached in the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners' vision statement at the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s Consumer Awareness, Resources, Education, State Policy and Testing Summit last month.

February 18, 2011

As one retail pharmacy executive put it, "many members of Congress only experience the pharmacy industry through their eyes as a patient." Thanks to NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill, however, that no longer has to be the case.

January 25, 2011

More than 55,000 candidates sat for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam in 2010, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board said Tuesday.

November 17, 2010

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

November 14, 2010

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

November 1, 2010

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

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...

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...

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....

July 19, 2010

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

June 30, 2010

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