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NPTA Hires World's Largest Indp. PR Firm

Fri, 20 Apr 2007 15:00:00 GMT

Houston, Texas, April 20, 2007 – The National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) announced today that they hired Edelman, the World's largest independent PR firm, to manage a new public relations and professional advocacy campaign regarding mandatory, standardized training and education for pharmacy technicians.

NPTA has taken a strong position that individuals should be required to complete a standardized education/training program, pass a validated competency-based exam and be registered with their State Board of Pharmacy, in order to practice as a pharmacy technician.

"The industry must consider standardized education for pharmacy technicians if pharmacy is to remain one of the nation's most trusted professions," concludes Mike Johnston, Chairman & CEO of NPTA.

NPTA intends on working with the State Boards of Pharmacy, employers, pharmacy associations, accrediting agencies, educators and practitioners to further discuss and promote the regulation of standardized pharmacy technician training and education.
For more information about NPTA's campaign, please contact Mike Johnston at 888-247-8700 x 201 or  



Edelman is the World's largest independent public relations frim, with over 46 offices worldwide. The firm has been recently awarded as the Best PR Agency by Advertising Age and the Large Agency of the Year by PRWeek US. Edelman clients include Abbott Laboratories, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Microsoft, Novartis, Pfizer, Schering-Plough and Wal-Mart.


NPTA, the National Pharmacy Technician Association, is the world's largest professional organization established specifically for pharmacy technicians. The organization is composed ofmore than 30,000 pharmacy technicians practicing in a variety of practice settings, such as: retail, independent, hospital, mail-order, home care, long term care, nuclear, military, correctional facility, formal education, training, management, sales and many more. The association is dedicated to advancing the value of pharmacy technicians and the vital roles they play in pharmaceutical care.

20-Apr-07 10:00 AM