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Cardinal Health bestows Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award to Frank Cable

BY Allison Cerra

ORLANDO, Fla. — Cardinal Health honored the owner of a Sacramento, Calif.-based independent pharmacy with the company’s Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award during its annual Retail Business Conference.

Frank Cable, owner of South Sacramento Pharmacy for more than 40 years, received the award, which each year honors a retail independent pharmacist who promotes the ideals of community pharmacy. The award was created in honor of Tampa, Fla., independent pharmacist Ken Wurster, who passed away in 2008 and was highly regarded for his commitment to serving his customers.

In addition to owning the South Sacramento Pharmacy, Cable also is founder and president of a property and business improvement district (called the North Franklin District Business Association); founder and board member of the California Northstate University College of Pharmacy; and preceptor for pharmacy students at Creighton University, California Northstate University, the University of the Pacific and the University of California, San Francisco.

In honor of Cable’s commitment to community service, Cardinal Health said will donate $5,000 in Cable’s name to Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and $5,000 to California Northstate University’s College of Pharmacy.

Additional finalists for the 2012 Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award included:

  • Bill Foster: Foster Drug Company in Mocksville, N.C.;

  • Teresa Stickler: Melrose Pharmacy in Phoenix, Ariz.;

  • Kirk Heinz: Kirk’s Pharmacy in Eatonville, Wash.; and

  • Michael Bellesine: El Dorado TrueCare Pharmacy in El Dorado, Kan.


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Armada, Definitive Homecare announce integration of ApproveRx, CPR+

BY Alaric DeArment

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — A company that develops software for the specialty pharmacy and similar industries has integrated Armada Health Care’s prior authorization system into its product.

Armada and Definitive Homecare Solutions announced the integration of Armada’s ApproveRx system with Definitive Homecare’s CPR+ specialty pharmacy software. The companies said the integration of the ApproveRx functionality within CPR+ would make it part of the pharmacy dispensing workflow and provide users of CPR+ with "optimal" workflow efficiencies.

"ApproveRx provides us with the appropriate [prior authorization] forms so we can submit them to prescribers electronically," Norbert Cointepoix, senior director of information technology and CPR+ and ApproveRx customer company Axium Healthcare Pharmacy, said. "The integration with CPR+ will safe our staff a tremendous amount of time with the auto-population of the appropriate forms."


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‘Chuggington Icy Escapades’ arriving on DVD this fall

BY Allison Cerra

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Anchor Bay Entertainment is gearing up to launch its latest "Chuggington" DVD this fall.

"Icy Escapades," the "Chuggington" DVD installment, is a new collection of winter adventures that includes six episodes: "Chilly Chuggers," "Snowstruck Wilson," "Wilson’s Icy Escapade," "Heave-Ho Harrison," "Hodge Sails Away" and "Rolling Reporter Wilson."

"We’re thrilled to help families celebrate the season together — Chuggington-style! — with this latest release," Anchor Bay Enterainment executive director of brand marketing Erin Carter said. "Filled with winter-themed fun and important life lessons, ‘Icy Escapades’ is sure to be a hit with families at the holidays and all year long."

"Chuggington Icy Escapades" will make its retail debut on Oct. 30.

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