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Acro Pharmaceutical Services receives specialty pharmacy accreditation

BY Alaric DeArment

PHILADELPHIA Pharmacy care management company Acro Pharmaceutical Services has received specialty pharmacy accreditation from the Washington-based healthcare accrediting organization URAC, Acro has announced.

“We are honored to receive this recognition in this critical area of health care,” Acro president and CEO Sajid Syed stated. “Our commitment to quality and following best practices helps patients improve the quality of their lives.”

Specialty pharmacy involves comprehensive pharmacological care for patients with chronic illnesses and complex disease states who receive therapy management tailored to their individual needs, often involving high-cost treatments such as biotech drugs.

“By applying for and receiving specialty pharmacy accreditation, Acro Pharmaceutical Services has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care,” URAC president and CEO Alan Spielman said. “Quality health care is crucial to our nation’s welfare, and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards.”

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Armada Health Care opens registration for 2010 Specialty Pharmacy Business Summit

BY Allison Cerra

SHORT HILLS, N.J. One of the nation’s largest specialty pharmacy channel management organizations is gearing up for its annual summit.

Armada Health Care announced this week that registration is now open for the 2010 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit, slated for May. The summit, Armada said, “will deliver every attendee an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about the growing specialty pharmacy channel. [The summit] will also provide insight into future changes in this market through valuable business sessions and educational seminars.”

For registration and more information about this nationally recognized event, visit www.armadasummit.com or contact Armada Health Care at (973) 564-8004.

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Wegmans to sponsor 2010 LPGA Championship

BY Michael Johnsen

HOUSTON Ladies Professional Golf Association acting commissioner Marty Evans on Wednesday announced that the tour will partner with longtime LPGA sponsor Wegmans to conduct the 2010 LPGA Championship Presented by Wegmans.

“The Wegmans LPGA, Locust Hill Country Club and the Rochester community are all so important to the LPGA Tour, so it’s only appropriate that they should host this prestigious championship in 2010,” Evans stated. “We are grateful to Colleen Wegman and Wegmans Food Markets for their continued commitment to the LPGA, and look forward to working closely with them while concurrently continuing our discussions with potential long-term partners for the LPGA Championship.”

“It is an honor for Wegmans to be Presenting Sponsor for the 2010 LPGA Championship and also to bring a major championship event to Locust Hill Country Club and the Rochester community,” commented Colleen Wegman, Wegmans president. “It was my grandfather’s dream to host a major LPGA Championship event in Rochester. We will work on his behalf to make the 2010 LPGA Championship the best ever.”

The 2010 LPGA Championship will be the second LPGA Tour major conducted during the season. It will be played at the site of the Wegmans LPGA event in Pittsford, N.Y. from June 21-27, 2010.

The tournament will be among 24 official money events in 10 countries on the 2010 LPGA Tour.

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