Pharmacy

Clinical or Retail Pharmacist. Which Job is Best?

2 weeks ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

Are you investigating a career as a retail or clinical pharmacist? Or are you thinking of changing over from one to the other? Either way, this is an important decision and we hope to help make this decision a little …

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7 Worst Pharmacy Errors

3 weeks ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

We all make mistakes. So goes the quip, ‘to err is human…’, yet, in some industries, the smallest misstep can have grave consequences. With the never-ending stream of medications and the hours a day spent calculating dosages, the pharmacy profession …

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Back to School – The Deadly Consequences of Sharing Prescriptions

2 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

With school back in session, it reminds us once again of the serious dangers of sharing medications. A study of students prescribed a medication, 35.8% diverted a medication at least once in their lifetime. Sharing prescriptions can quickly become a …

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“Flying Pharmacist” Matt Dolce, Appears on America Ninja Warrior, Season 11

2 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

And you thought your job was hard! After appearing in season 9 of American Ninja Warrior, the Flying Pharmacist made it to the Seattle/Tacoma City Finals in Season 11. The course was described as both exhilarating and frustrating. The most …

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A Pharmacist’s Dream

2 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

The decision to attend pharmacy school and pursue a career in pharmacy is often life changing. Because of this, pharmacy students arrive at this decision in unique ways and for unique reasons. We think it’s important to showcase the various …

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Walmart Lays Off 3% of Its Pharmacy Workforce

2 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

In July, Walmart laid off about 3% of its pharmacy staff across the US. Approximately 50% were senior level pharmacists. Learn more about what Daniel Hussar, PHD, FAPha thinks about this action that can literally put patients health in jeopardy. …

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How Amazon is Changing the Pharmaceutical Industry

2 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

At first, Amazon sold books and it was all pretty simple. They expanded their online retail shopping when they added music, appliances & electronics into the mix. Some consumers used the platform to do all their shopping online, but this …

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Children and OTC Meds – Safety Tips from your Pharmacist

3 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

It can break your heart to see your child not feeling well. When they are sick with the flu, strep throat, or just a run-of-the-mill cold, don’t you wish you could wave a magic wand and send her symptoms packing. …

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History of the FDA

3 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

FDA Fundamentals What is the Federal Drug Administration exactly and what is its origin? The FDA ensures that consumer-based products are safe to use. This is important most important when it comes to drugs that are constantly undergoing new research …

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What Was the First Drug Ever Advertised on TV?

3 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

Have you ever wondered what the first drug advertisement was on television? Did you know that this advertisement  helped pave the way for modern drug advertisement today? We’ve dug up the history behind the first drug advert to give you …

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Can Pharmacists Help in The Fight Against Obesity?

4 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

Prior to indulging in a long weekend of hotdogs, burgers, cold beer and more, we thought this article was more appropriate than ever.  Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July! Do you know what the obesity rate in America …

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How Television Depicts Pharmacists – Do They Get It Right?

4 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

In the television shows you watch every day there are so many scenes about doctors, lawyers, policemen, government officials, chefs, even dancers.  But what about pharmacists? They form such an important part of the health care community but they’re almost …

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DEA Warns the Public of Latest ‘Extortion Scam’ by People Posing as DEA Special Agents

4 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning the DEA registrant community including healthcare providers and pharmacies about scammers impersonating DEA Special Agents, DEA Investigators or other law enforcement personnel as part of an international extortion scheme. The criminals call the physician …

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5 Pharmacy Trends to Watch in 2019

4 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

Health-system pharmacies could see more opportunities for revenue recovery in 2019, as well as increased transparency and access to care for patients. At the 2018 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, CA, a group of …

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Easing the Workload for Pharmacy Technicians

4 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

An important function of your job as a pharmacy technician is inventory management.  One of the key elements in inventory management is the return of expired or damaged pharmaceuticals products. Manual Process by Staff Clearing the pharmacy shelves of expired …

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The World’s Most Famous Pharmacy

4 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

The world’s most famous pharmacy, Schwab’s, was the scene of many Hollywood legends. The pharmacy was owned and run by brothers Bernard, Jack, Leon and Martin Schwab, who discovered the failing drugstore and decided to cash in on its location, …

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How Pharmacists Can Help Prevent Skin Cancer

5 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

FACT.  4.3 million. That’s the number of reported patients diagnosed with skin cancer yearly in America. You might be thinking skin cancer won’t affect you; it only happens to other people or it won’t affect a loved one. We all …

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The Perils of Pharmacist Burnout

5 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

The alarm rings in the morning signaling the start of a new work day, yet you lie there paralyzed and unable to move. The thought of facing another stress-filled day at the pharmacy grips you with an overwhelming feeling of …

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Blockchain in Pharma: Opportunities in the Supply Chain

6 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

Blockchain is the digital ledger technology that is sweeping through a number of industries on a wave of hype. Could the tech’s inherent transparency, security and reliability have applications in the pharmaceutical space? The answer seems to be an emphatic …

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5 Things Your Pharmacist Wants You to Know

6 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

It’s not easy when you are prescribed new medication. But knowing how to make the process easier can help everything move along more quickly. Pharmacists only want to help you, because it’s as important to us that your service isn’t …

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Pharmacists Raising Awareness for Mental Health – Anxiety and Depression

6 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

When looking at depression, it is clear that pharmacists are one of the most important “middle men” for raising awareness and advising people on what to do in order to help their current situation. Breaking the stigma and creating awareness …

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Can Pharmacists Help Reinvent Primary Care in the United States?

7 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

There’s a shortage of primary care physicians in the United States. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently reported that by the year 2030, we may be short more than 104,000 doctors, making it difficult for patients to get …

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Is a Pharmacy Tech Career Right For You?

7 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

Finding a job can be tough, especially when you aren’t sure what to do. And while the endless job searching, competition, and resume editing may create a lot of stress, there’s always a way out; one of which is to …

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How Pharmacists Build Long Term Relationships

7 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

In a forever evolving world of online shopping and commerce, the pharmaceutical industry seems to be at risk. For most, it is much easier to go onto a website like Amazon and order drugs, rather than going down the street …

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6 Top Challenges for Pharmacy Technicians

7 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

They look so smart in their lab coats or scrubs with branded name tags. On the surface it appears to be the perfect balance of what all kids dream of being when they grow up. Don’t we all play at …

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