Magazine article Drug Topics

New Award Honors R.Ph./Certified Tech Teamwork

Magazine article Drug Topics

New Award Honors R.Ph./Certified Tech Teamwork

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A new award program to honor outstanding teams of pharmacists and certified pharmacy technicians who work together to promote patient care has been created by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

Set to debut this year, the Innovations in Pharmaceutical Care program will present awards of $1,000 to each of five teams of pharmacists and certified techs who have demonstrated leadership and innovation working together to improve patient care in their practice setting. The award program is being underwritten by Baxter Healthcare Corp.

In addition to encouraging leadership and teamwork, the program will serve as a networking forum for the exchange and documentation of innovative approaches in different practice settings. It will also promote the profession of pharmacy and the pharmacy technician's ability to work more effectively with pharmacists.

"The pharmacist and pharmacy technician working together can provide a higher level of patient care, as more of the pharmacist's time can be devoted directly to the patient, rather than to the dispensing of a drug product," said Henri Manasse Jr. …

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