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Eisai Inc. and the Alzheimer's Association Introduce the C.A.R.E. Pharmacy Award and Call for Nominations
Date:6/11/2008

Award Recognizes Critical Role of Pharmacists in Alzheimer's Care

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc., in coordination with the Alzheimer's Association, today introduces the C.A.R.E. Pharmacy Award (Commitment to Alzheimer's. Recognition of Excellence.), which recognizes the vital role that pharmacists play in helping as many as 5.2 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease and their 10 million caregivers. With today's announcement, Eisai and the Alzheimer's Association call on people with the disease, and caregivers across America, to nominate local pharmacists for excellence in Alzheimer's disease education and patient care.

Now in its eighth year, the C.A.R.E. Pharmacy Award (formerly the hhc Pharmacy Recognition Award) reflects Eisai's human health care (hhc) mission, which regards patients and their families as the most important participants in the health care process. The C.A.R.E. Pharmacy Award is one way for people with the disease and caregivers to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of community pharmacists and their impact on the lives of people affected by Alzheimer's disease.

"Alzheimer's is a disease that affects both patients and their caregivers. Eisai's commitment to the patient and caregiver communities is unwavering, and community pharmacists play an integral role in each patient's treatment and care, through ongoing monitoring, counseling and support," said Cynthia Schwalm, President of Eisai Inc. "The C.A.R.E. Pharmacy Award allows us to acknowledge their efforts and showcase best practices in caregiving techniques. We are proud to be working with the Alzheimer's Association to recognize the outstanding efforts of pharmacists who are making a tangible difference in the lives of people affected by Alzheimer's disease."

In addition to being recognized, the winning pharmacist's local Alzheimer's Association chapter will receive a $1,500 donation for its vital support programs. Anot
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