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  • Pharmacy Technician Terms

    July 29, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    Registration means that an individual is required to sign up or register with a state agency, such as the State Board of Pharmacy, before starting practice. Registration includes individuals working in a pharmacy as technicians submitting information on where they live and work to the state board of pharmacy. It [...]

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  • FDA Lowers the Age to Purchase Plan B One-Step

    July 29, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    Plan B is an emergency contraceptive drug that can be dispensed in most states without a prescription. Plan B One-Step is a single-dose of levonorgestrel (1.5 mg tablet) for use without a prescription and has recently been approved for women 15 years of age and older by the FDA. Detailed [...]

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  • June 27, 2013 is PTSD Awareness Day

    June 24, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    In 2010, Congress named June 27 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day (S. Res. 455). Since then, the month of June is used to raise awareness and educate the public about this disorder and its effective treatments so everyone can help people affected with PTSD. What causes PTSD and [...]

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  • Giving Medical Advice as a Pharmacy Technician

    May 29, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    As a pharmacy technician, you are not trained or licensed to advise customers with regard to medications (including OTC drugs and diet supplements) and their use. Use your best judgment to determine whether a given query from a customer exceeds the bounds of common pharmaceutical knowledge. As a rule of [...]

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  • Drug Recalls -Medicine Recall - FDA

    April 30, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    A pharmacy technician’s job is not just to assist a pharmacist, but also be aware of what’s happening in the industry. As part of their job, they must know that if a medication needs to be recalled the FDA or the manufacturer will have the responsibility to notify pharmacies and [...]

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  • Intervention: 5 Medication Aspects Your Doctor Should Be Discussing With You

    April 11, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    You may notice as a pharmacy technician that patients have many questions when it comes to their medication; what the name of the medication is, what it is prescribed for, and possible side-effects are some of the questions you’ll encounter (always refer them to the pharmacist).  Some of these questions [...]

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  • Pharmacy Technician Job Interview Tips

    March 29, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    Employment in many pharmacies is competitive and candidates for pharmacy technician jobs need to stand out.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projections in January 2012, there will be an additional 108,200 pharmacy technicians (32.4 percent increase) by 2020. To ensure you land one of those positions, you [...]

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  • Pharmacy Technician State Requirements

    March 18, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    As you work toward becoming a pharmacy technician, you will discover that most states have laws and regulations that outline who may be a pharmacy technician and what you need to do to become one. You’ll also discover that these rules can vary widely state to state. To help you [...]

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    February 27, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    Do I want to work in a Retail Pharmacy or an Institutional Pharmacy? You may have already asked yourself this question in the course of your pharmacy technician training. There are certainly differences to consider. The biggest distinction between the two is the public interaction you have on a daily [...]

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  • PTCB Launches New Website

    February 15, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board has recently launched their new website at They are experiencing heavy traffic as they transition to a new database so response times on the site may be slow and you may not be able to login right away. The PTCB staff continues to work [...]

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