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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

her $1,500 donation will go to the Alzheimer's Association chapter located in the area from which the most nominations are submitted.

"The Alzheimer's Association is excited to partner with Eisai in recognizing pharmacists who actively participate as part of the team of care providers for those with Alzheimer's disease," said Peter Reed, PhD, senior director of programs for the Alzheimer's Association. "We commend pharmacists who take the time to build a relationship with their patients living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers, helping to educate them about Alzheimer's disease and enhancing the support they receive."

How to Nominate a Pharmacist

Alzheimer's patients and caregivers can nominate pharmacists through September 2008 by visiting http://www.carepharmacyaward.com. To be eligible, nominees must be licensed pharmacists involved in activities within the last year that have helped people with Alzheimer's disease, and these activities must have had a positive effect on patients and/or their families. A full description of the award and nomination criteria can be found at http://www.carepharmacyaward.com.

The winning pharmacist will be selected from the nominee pool by a panel of three judges. One judge is a senior director at the Alzheimer's Association's national office. The second judge is a past winner of this award who worked for 25 years in home care, residential care, group homes, assisted living and long-term care, teaching caregivers and others about Alzheimer's disease. The third judge is the primary caregiver for a parent with Alzheimer's, who understands the challenges and emotions associated with caring for a loved one affected by this disease.

About Eisai Inc.

Eisai Inc. is a U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd., a research-based human health care (hhc) company that disco
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