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  • Pharmacy Technicians: Just What the Doctor Ordered

    April 11, 2016 • Pharmacy Technician

    Unsurprisingly, most people enter healthcare careers because they want to help people, and a career as a pharmacy technician also gives you that chance. As a pharmacy tech, it’s important to know how you can assist on a patient’s road to recovery. Here’s how to improve your counter-side manner and [...]

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  • Durham-Humphrey Amendment of 1951

    March 29, 2016 • Pharmacy Technician

    As pharmacy technicians, it is important to be familiar with the laws and regulations that pertain to the industry. Otherwise, you run the risk of violating laws you may not even know about. The system is complex but necessary to ensure patient safety. Interrelated laws, regulations, and standards help make [...]

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  • Certification: Your Ticket to Success as a Pharmacy Technician

    March 14, 2016 • Pharmacy Technician

    Becoming a pharmacy tech was not Kristen Choate’s plan A, but her education left her with no job opportunities. Searching for an in-demand career, she found Career Step and enrolled in the Pharmacy Tech program. Two weeks after graduation, Kristen had 2 great job offers, due in large part to [...]

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  • Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938

    March 3, 2016 • Pharmacy Technician

    As a pharmacy technician it is important to be familiar with laws and regulations that pertain to your industry, so we will continue to look at these different laws. Today we are going to look at the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938. At the turn of the 20th [...]

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  • Pharmacy Tech: #1 Growing Career

    February 18, 2016 • Pharmacy Technician

    We have probably all heard of the Forbes magazine, but what do we really know about it?  I didn’t know much, other than it was a popular business magazine, so I did a bit of internet research and found that the Forbes magazine is headquartered in New York City and [...]

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  • Restricted Drug Programs Continued

    February 4, 2016 • Pharmacy Technician

    In our last blog article we learned about the Isotretinoin Safety and Risk Management Act of 2004 as we review Pharmacy Law. There are 3 more common drugs that you are likely to see in your work that are part of the restricted drug program. Thalomid (thalidomide) is a drug [...]

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  • Pharmacy Law: Isotretinoin Safety and Risk Management Act of 2004/iPLEDGE

    January 14, 2016 • Pharmacy Technician

    Let’s continue our review of Pharmacy Law as it relates to restricted drugs.  As a Pharmacy Technician, you will needs to know the requirements for dispensing these. Today’s focus under the Isotretinoin Safety and Risk Management Act of 2004/iPLEDGE is Accutane. Accutane (isotretinoin) is a very effective and powerful medication [...]

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  • Industry News: Happy Birthday PTCB!

    November 18, 2015 • Pharmacy Technician

    In honor of their 20-year history, PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) recently released a short film that highlights the role of the pharmacy technician and the importance of PTCB certification. The film features leaders within the pharmacy community and certified technicians who speak about their own experiences.  The PTCB has [...]

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  • Pharmacy Tech Final Exam Pep Talk

    October 28, 2015 • Pharmacy Technician

    So you made it through Pharmacology, Retail Labs and Pharmaceutical Calculations! You feel pretty good about what you’ve accomplished thus far, but now it’s time to prepare for the final exam. Why does that term consume us with fear? Well, here’s a pretty funny definition of “final exam” from the [...]

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  • Certification Program Changes and Pharmacy Technician’s Roles

    October 21, 2015 • Pharmacy Technician

    October 20 was National Pharmacy Technician Day, a day set aside to make an extra effort to acknowledge pharmacy technicians for their contributions and a time to evaluate certification program changes. According to Laura Humphrey, manager of communications for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), discounts were offered by 6 [...]

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