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Eisai announces 2008 C.A.R.E. recipient


WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. Tracey Pierce, a clinical pharmacist with Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, Ohio, and associate professor of pharmacy at Ohio Northern University, is this year’s recipient of the C.A.R.E. Pharmacy Award, drug maker Eisai announced Monday.

Eisai co-sponsors the award with the Alzheimer’s Association. The award, whose name stands for Commitment to Alzheimer’s Recognition of Excellence, acknowledges pharmacists’ role in supporting Alzheimer’s patients and their families.

“As a member of the C.A.R.E. Pharmacy Award selection committee, I saw the impressive contributions of nominated pharmacists who’ve worked cohesively as part of a team of care providers for those with Alzheimer’s disease,” Alzheimer’s Association senior director of programs Peter Reed said in a statement. “We commend this year’s winner on her extraordinary efforts to build a relationship with those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, helping to educate them about Alzheimer’s disease and enhancing the support they receive.”

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