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Howard University and CVS/pharmacy Announce Ribbon Cutting for the Howard University Pharmacy Practice Laboratory
Date:7/10/2008

WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Howard University and CVS/pharmacy officially opened Howard University's newly upgraded Pharmacy Practice Laboratory, where pharmacy students may sharpen their skills in a practice setting, learning how to dispense medication, counsel patients and utilize state-of-the-art technology found in many pharmacies. CVS/pharmacy donated $300,000 to the renovation of the laboratory, building upon the Company's strong partnership with the school to provide enhanced educational and career opportunities.

"We are pleased that CVS/pharmacy has contributed to the renovation of our laboratory, so that we may continue to attract talented students and better train them for their pharmacy careers," said Clarence E. Curry, Pharm.D., Interim Associate Dean at Howard University's School of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health Sciences. "As the demand for pharmacists increases nationwide, due to an aging population and increased use of prescription drugs, Howard University is experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of applicants to our pharmacy school. Partnerships such as with CVS/pharmacy have helped us become more competitive."

"CVS/pharmacy is committed to building an outstanding workforce through win-win partnerships such as with Howard University, and through the hiring, training, development and retention of quality colleagues," said Gordon Howard, Area Vice President-Washington D.C. Market, CVS/pharmacy. "We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Howard University, a school with many outstanding alums who are now talented pharmacists at our CVS/pharmacy stores in Washington, D.C. and beyond."

The Pharmacy Practice Laboratory houses 24 state-of-the-art workstations that allow students to gain experience in entering and assessing patient-related information, such as health, allergy and medication history. The workstations also provide access to other technical support needed to ensure appropriate deli
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