April 09

April 2009

Dear CVS/pharmacy colleagues,

Welcome to another customized edition of Pharmacy Times for CVS pharmacists?he special Allergy and Asthma Issue. Inside this issue, you will find valuable information on clinical and patient care trends. We are pleased to bring you this edition of Pharmacy Times as part of the dynamic, education-based partnership between CVS and Pharmacy Times. Our goal is to keep you up-to-date and to provide you with current, compelling information on all aspects of pharmacy through this subscription to Pharmacy Times.

Pharmacy Times includes valuable information that will assist you every day, especially while counseling patients. Important information can be found in each issue in Pharmacist to Pharmacist and Continuing Education (CE) articles, among many others. For example, this issue contains a Pharmacist to Pharmacist article entitled New Guidelines Promote Better Management of Diabetes.

Other valuable features include an Rx Focus article entitled Rapid Response: Anaphylaxis, as well as a special commentary on specialty pharmacy in the Rx Focus section entitled Specialty Pharmacy: The Whole Package. In addition, the April issue includes 2 Feature Focus articles entitled Getting Customers Literate: The Pharmacist's Role in Health Care Education and Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis: Knowing the Signs, and 2 OTC Focus articles on Ophthalmic Disorders and Probiotic Supplements: The "Good" Bugs.

This April issue also includes the CE program entitled Treatment of Dry Eye. You can access your free CE articles on the Pharmacy Times Web site by means of an easy, 4-step process. Simply:

  • Go to the Pharmacy Times home page.
  • Click on the CVS logo.
  • Log in to identify yourself as a CVS pharmacist.
  • When prompted for the registration code, enter CVS0602.

Processing your CE examinations online is easier than ever because you have access to immediate grading, and you can instantly download and print your statement of credit on passing the course. You may submit your CE examinations by mail as well.

Look for letters similar to this one with every issue of Pharmacy Times. They will include important communications from members of the CVS Pharmacy team as well. We hope you enjoy your subscription to Pharmacy Times.

Sincerely,

David W. Purdy, RPh

Vice President, Pharmacy Operations

To take CVS Continuing Education lessons, please visit the Pharmacy Times secure Continuing Education page.Please click here to view the October CVS custom edition of Pharmacy Times in its entirety.