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Canadian Pharmacists Association Selects Arbortext to Create and Deliver the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties.

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Arbortext, Inc., the only global provider of XML-based software for multichannel Using two or more paths for transmission or processing. It can refer to a variety of architectures including (1) multiple I/O channels between the CPU and peripheral devices, (2) multiple wires in a cable, (3) multiple "logical" channels within a single wire or fiber or (4) multiple  publishing, today announced the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA), a voluntary organization of pharmacists, has selected the Arbortext product suite to create and deliver the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS), a pharmaceutical reference guide for health care professionals in Canada

The CPS provides drug monographs representing 4,000 drugs and is delivered to most physicians and all CPhA member pharmacists in Canada. The 2,200 page guide is produced annually with 80,000 copies in English and 20,000 copies in French. CPhA also publishes the Compendium of Self Care Products, Patient Self-Care, Herbs, and Therapeutic Choices.

"Arbortext understands the requirements and intricacy in·tri·ca·cy  
n. pl. in·tri·ca·cies
1. The condition or quality of being intricate; complexity.

2. Something intricate: the intricacies of a census form.

Noun 1.
 of drug information," said Leesa Bruce, Senior Director of Publications for the Canadian Pharmacists Association. "We publish incredibly complex information with a tremendous liability of not done correctly, and we believe that Arbortext understands the implications of this complexity and liability better than any other vendor."

CPhA's business is based on the accuracy and timeliness of the drug information it provides. Through a combination of Epic Editor, the Epic E-Content Engine (E3) and Interchange, its authors are able to streamline the life cycle of that information - from creation to publication - in order to perform more updates at a lower cost.

"CPhA's mission is to provide Canada's health care professionals with credible, authoritative and unbiased drug information," said PG Bartlett, Vice President, Marketing for Arbortext. "Arbortext's products enable them to achieve that goal at a lower cost through a single source of information that supports the creation and delivery of each publication to print, Web and PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) A handheld computer for managing contacts, appointments and tasks. It typically includes a name and address database, calendar, to-do list and note taker, which are the functions in a personal information manager (see PIM). ."

CPhA expects to streamline the creation of its publications, ultimately slashing production costs, reducing the time to market, and improving the freshness of information that is delivered. CPhA also expects to offer its customers more customized publications to fit individual requirements.

About Canadian Pharmacists

The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is the national voluntary organization of pharmacists committed to providing leadership for the profession. Their vision is to establish the pharmacists as the health professional whose practice, based on unique knowledge and skills about drug therapy, ensures optimal patience outcomes. CPhA achieves its vision by serving its members through advocacy, facilitation, provision of knowledge, participation in partnerships, research, innovation, education and health promotion. For more information please visit

About Arbortext

Arbortext is the only global provider of XML-based multichannel software that enables the creation, editing and publishing of information to multiple media types - Web, print, CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
 in full compact disc read-only memory

Type of computer storage medium that is read optically (e.g., by a laser).
, wireless - from a single source of content. Shipping since 1991, Arbortext's standards-based software supports technical publishing, reference publishing and business publishing applications that enable enterprises to provide more accurate, cost-efficient, complete, timely, consistent and usable information on all media. Arbortext's software is installed at over 300 large multinational organizations. Current customers include American Express American Express (NYSE: AXP), sometimes known as "AmEx" or "Amex", is a diversified global financial services company, headquartered in New York City. The company is best known for its credit card, charge card and traveler's cheque businesses.  Financial Services The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
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, Audi, Boeing, British Aerospace, Caterpillar, DaimlerChrysler, Ericsson Telecom, Ford, General Electric, GM, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , International Thomson Publishing, Lucent, Nokia, Nortel Networks, PeopleSoft, Pfizer, Qantas, Ricoh, Sun Microsystems, United Airlines, Volkswagen, Volvo and West Group. Arbortext is a founding member and active participant in the XML XML
 in full Extensible Markup Language.

Markup language developed to be a simplified and more structural version of SGML. It incorporates features of HTML (e.g., hypertext linking), but is designed to overcome some of HTML's limitations.
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Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County.
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