Procter & Gamble Provides Support for Media Center in New APhA Headquarters

Monday, October 6, 2008 General News
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Media Center to highlight the role of the pharmacist in public education

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation is pleased to announce a contribution from Procter & Gamble (P&G) for the development of a "Media Center" that will be part of the expanded and renovated APhA headquarters building in Washington, D.C. The new building is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in 2009.

"This gift to our capital campaign will allow APhA to better use technology to highlight the work of pharmacists whose efforts are shaping the future of medication use and the healthcare of this country," said William Ellis, CEO and Executive Director, APhA Foundation.

The Media Center will support various APhA communication functions such as media interviews, video production, and new conferences. The content developed using the Media Center may include, interviews with association leaders, author commentary on pharmacy publications and demonstrations of techniques critical to patient counseling or the proper use of medications.

"P&G recognizes the important role of pharmacists in educating the public about their medicines. We are delighted to support APhA and their future media outreach efforts with this new Media Center," said Tim Brown, P&G General Manager of North America Personal Health.

Located on the first floor of the new 300,000 square-foot building, the Media Center will be used for various media outreach activities. The layout and technology capabilities of the space are under the supervision of Lehman-Smith-McLeish, a Washington D.C.-based design firm whose clients include the Gannett Company/USA Today, The World Bank and Samsung Electronics, among others.

About the APhA Foundation

The APhA Foundation is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., and is affiliated with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the oldest and largest national professional society of pharmacists in the United States. The APhA Foundation provides innovative programs and projects that contribute to new information and fresh ideas for pharmacists to use in retooling their practices to satisfy the contemporary health needs of their patients. For more information, please visit the APhA Foundation website or the capital campaign website

About Procter & Gamble

Three billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. P&G has one of the strongest portfolios of quality, leadership brands in consumer health and wellness, including Actonel(R), Align(R), Always(R), Asacol(R), Crest(R), Enablex(R), Metamucil(R), Oral-B(R), Pepto-Bismol(R), Prilosec OTC(R), Scope(R), Tampax(R), and Vicks(R), in addition to its trusted consumer brands, including Ariel(R), Braun(R), Bounty(R), Charmin(R), Dawn(R), Downy(R), Duracell(R), Folgers(R), Gillette(R), Head & Shoulders(R), Iams(R), Lenor(R), Mach3(R), Olay(R), Pantene(R), Pampers(R), Pringles(R), Tide(R), Wella(R), and Whisper(R). The P&G community consists of over 135,000 employees working in over 80 countries worldwide. Please visit for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

SOURCE American Pharmacists Association

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