PCMA Board Names New President

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pharmaceutical Care Management Association

    ARLINGTON, Va., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pharmaceutical Care
 Management Association (PCMA), a national association representing pharmacy
 benefits management companies and their healthcare partners, has a new
 President.  On Friday, April 13, the Board of Directors of PCMA named Ms.
 LaVarne Addison Burton as President, effective April 23.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010418/DCW054
              http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010117/DCW005LOGO-b )
     Mr. Richard Scardina, Senior Vice President, Operations Management,
 Caremark, Inc., and current Chairman of PCMA's Board of Directors, spoke for
 the Association on Ms. Burton's appointment:  "We are delighted to have a
 person of Ms. Burton's experience and caliber as our new President.  We feel
 she will initiate a new era for PCMA and its programs."  Ms. Burton is a Phi
 Beta Kappa graduate of Howard University with a Master's Degree from George
 Washington University.
     Ms. Burton has over thirty years experience working in the Federal
 Government, most recently as Executive Secretary for the U.S. Department of
 Health and Human Services (HHS), where she advised Secretary Donna Shalala on
 policy related to the full range of health and human services issues
 associated with the Department's programs.  Ms. Burton was previously Deputy
 Assistant Secretary for Budget Policy at HHS, and from 1979 to 1994 she served
 in the U.S. House of Representatives as Senior Analyst on Medicare, Medicaid,
 Health and Social Security for the Committee on the Budget.  Ms. Burton said,
 "I am deeply pleased to be part of PCMA, and I look forward to the challenges
 ahead."
 
     The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) represents managed
 care pharmacy, pharmacy benefits management companies (PBMs), and their
 healthcare partners in pharmaceutical care.  PCMA serves its members and
 America's healthcare system by promoting education, legislation, practice
 standards, and research that foster quality, affordable pharmaceutical care.
 PCMA members serve more than 170 million covered lives and employ more than
 12,000 pharmacists.
 
 

SOURCE Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
    ARLINGTON, Va., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pharmaceutical Care
 Management Association (PCMA), a national association representing pharmacy
 benefits management companies and their healthcare partners, has a new
 President.  On Friday, April 13, the Board of Directors of PCMA named Ms.
 LaVarne Addison Burton as President, effective April 23.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010418/DCW054
              http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010117/DCW005LOGO-b )
     Mr. Richard Scardina, Senior Vice President, Operations Management,
 Caremark, Inc., and current Chairman of PCMA's Board of Directors, spoke for
 the Association on Ms. Burton's appointment:  "We are delighted to have a
 person of Ms. Burton's experience and caliber as our new President.  We feel
 she will initiate a new era for PCMA and its programs."  Ms. Burton is a Phi
 Beta Kappa graduate of Howard University with a Master's Degree from George
 Washington University.
     Ms. Burton has over thirty years experience working in the Federal
 Government, most recently as Executive Secretary for the U.S. Department of
 Health and Human Services (HHS), where she advised Secretary Donna Shalala on
 policy related to the full range of health and human services issues
 associated with the Department's programs.  Ms. Burton was previously Deputy
 Assistant Secretary for Budget Policy at HHS, and from 1979 to 1994 she served
 in the U.S. House of Representatives as Senior Analyst on Medicare, Medicaid,
 Health and Social Security for the Committee on the Budget.  Ms. Burton said,
 "I am deeply pleased to be part of PCMA, and I look forward to the challenges
 ahead."
 
     The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) represents managed
 care pharmacy, pharmacy benefits management companies (PBMs), and their
 healthcare partners in pharmaceutical care.  PCMA serves its members and
 America's healthcare system by promoting education, legislation, practice
 standards, and research that foster quality, affordable pharmaceutical care.
 PCMA members serve more than 170 million covered lives and employ more than
 12,000 pharmacists.
 
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