January 09

January 2009

Dear CVS Pharmacist,

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first edition of 2009 of Pharmacy Times for CVS pharmacists-thespecial Aging Population Issue. Inside this issue, you will find valuable information on clinical andpatient care trends for elderly patients. 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 goalis to keep you up-to-date and to provide you with current, compelling information on all aspects ofpharmacy through this subscription to Pharmacy Times.

Pharmacy Times includes valuable information that will assist you every day, especially whilecounseling patients. Important information can be found in each issue in Patient Counseling,Pharmacist to Pharmacist, and Continuing Education (CE) articles, among many others. Forexample, this issue contains a Pharmacist to Pharmacist article entitled A Wrap-Up on CAP, as well as a Patient Counseling article entitled Overactive Bladder Disease: Overcoming the Urge to Go.

Other valuable features include a Special Section on Pharmacy as a Health Care Destination and anRx Focus article entitled Common Polypharmacy Pitfalls to aid you as you counsel elderly patients. In addition, the January issue includes a Feature Focus article entitled New Law Brings Changes to Medicare Part D and 2 OTC Focus articles on Multivitamins for the Senior Population and Joint Pain.

This January issue also features the CE program entitled Working with Opioid Analgesics Does NotHave to Be a Pain! The Basics of Pain Management. You can access your free CE on the PharmacyTimes Web site by means of an easy, 4-step process. Simply:

  • Go to the 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.