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Improving Safety While Advancing the Pharmacy Technician Profession
Date:5/12/2010

HOUSTON, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is doing its part to improve the safety of pharmacy technicians with the launch of a new ACPE-accredited certification course on the safe handling of hazardous medications, also referred to as Chemo Certification.

The new course will teach pharmacy technicians the latest standards and recommendations on how to prepare, manipulate, store and dispose of hazardous drugs. NPTA's Founder and CEO Mike Johnston said that he wanted to create a course that provided pharmacy professionals with quality education and valuable hands-on experience without faltering on convenience and affordability.

"It is a natural expansion for NPTA to launch a national certification course on the topic of safe handling of hazardous drugs due to our extensive involvement with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)'/>"/>

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