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PPA Recognizes Tamre Joyce with Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions’ Award

Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association

Harrisburg, PA --- The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) recently named Tamre Joyce, RPh, with the Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions' Award sponsored by the Cardinal Health Foundation, during PPA's 2013 Annual Conference held at the Wyndham Gettysburg on September 28, 2013 in Gettysburg, PA.
The Cardinal Health Generation Rx Award honors a pharmacist who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to raising awareness of the dangers of prescription drug abuse among the general public and the pharmacy community. It is intended to encourage educational prevention efforts aimed at patients, youth and other members of the community.
Tamre M. Joyce graduated from Duquesne University in 1981 and has since been an active member in the profession as she has served as secretary of the Pocono Mountain Pharmacists Association for many years and has been the coordinator of the association's Continuing Education committee. In addition, Joyce has also been an active PPA member, serving on various committees and regularly contacting her elected officials on important topics for the profession.
Joyce has also been an active member in her community. She has presented poison prevention programs to over 1500 kindergarten students in the Stroudsburg School District over the course of 25 years. She lectures to middle and high school students on pharmacy as a career-emphasizing the importance of being the "final check" on patient safety with their medication. She has identified several improper dosages and drug interactions at health fairs for the elderly and has provided information to many seniors. She was a Girl Scout Troop leader for seven years and has spoken to many troops about medication safety and drug abuse. Joyce was also involved with the Stroudsburg School District's Red Ribbon Week for over 15 years. Through her efforts she has helped to ensure that all students in the school district receive red ribbons to remind them to avoid drugs and alcohol.
Founded in 1878, the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is a professional membership organization of more than 2,000 pharmacists and pharmacy students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, representing almost all facets of pharmacy practice. As the leading voice of pharmacy in Pennsylvania, it promotes the profession through advocacy, education, and communication to enhance patient care and public health.

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Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association