SOURCE: QMedRx

October 09, 2012 06:00 ET

QMedRx: Scholarships to Boost Pharmaceutical Education

Cardinal Health Has Funded Almost $1 Million in Scholarships for Students Who Are Studying Pharmacy; QMedRx Asserts That Such Funding Drives the Pharmaceutical Education of Many Professionals and Provides Opportunities for Future Pharmacists Without Which They May Not Be Able to Complete Their Education

MAITLAND, FL--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) - U.S. Politics Today reports that Cardinal Health, a medical company, has donated almost $1 million in scholarship funding to eight different pharmacy schools. Made through the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program, these funds represent the company's dedication to the future of the industry, as it is committed to assisting in the education of up and coming pharmacists. QMedRx knows that this money makes a significant different in the lives of its recipients and in the future of the pharmacy industry as a whole.

According to the article, the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program has distributed over $2.1 million since June of 2011. These funds have been given to 20 universities, all of which have received individual contributions of $50,000 to $125,000 in an effort to assist with the educational expenses of their students.

The eight schools that have received the most recent donation were picked due to their "commitment to advancing the independent pharmacy profession." The article states: "These schools offer curricula focused on operating an independent pharmacy; support student-run chapters of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA); endorse internship and co-op programs with local independent retail pharmacies and demonstrate high post-graduate placement rates in community pharmacy settings."

The schools that were chosen to receive portions of the $1 million donation include: The Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy, University of Florida College of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, Southwest Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy, Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Science, and East Tennessee State University's Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy.

QMedRx believes that such dedication to the industry on behalf of leading companies is important in encouraging rising professionals to continue to invest in their education. Educational endeavors are, particularly in today's economy, extremely expensive. Furthermore, today's controversy over student loan debt and interest rates is discouraging many students from taking out the loans they need to pay for their education. With the financial assistance provided by Cardinal Health and other organizations, today's students can access the resources they need to become successful professionals. Additionally, they will be instilled with confidence in the leading pharmaceutical companies, as they know that these organizations are dedicated to assisting the industry as it grows.

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Founded in 1990, QMedRx provides specialty healthcare and pharmacy services through Home Care Solutions, the organization's ACHC-accredited pharmacy. Headquartered in the State of Florida, QMedRx extends its services to families that are traveling or have members living throughout multiple states. In fact, QMedRx has established a presence in 44 states and is an in-network provider for many insurance plans. Through Home Care Solutions, QMedRx provides timely and accurate prescription filling and delivery while establishing and maintaining long-term, positive relationships with both patients and their doctors.