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  • New Employee Spotlight

    April 27, 2012 • Pharmacy Technician

    Hi, my name is Michelle. I am the new Pharmacy Technician Student Support Advisor. I am available to help address concerns that you may have, and help direct you to available resources regarding our curriculum and procedures. Let me tell you more about myself. I have lived in many places [...]

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  • DEA Classifies Soma (carisoprodol) as a Schedule IV Controlled Substance

    April 5, 2012 • Pharmacy Technician

    In December 2011, the Drug Enforcement Agency decided to federally control carisoprodol as a Schedule IV controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). This law went into effect on January 11, 2012. If you are a pharmacy tech, it’s important for you to know that carisoprodol is now subject [...]

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  • Career Step Announces Pharmacy Technician Externship Partnership with Walgreens

    January 12, 2012 • Pharmacy TechnicianCareer Step

    Career Step has established a partnership with Walgreens to offer Career Step Pharmacy Technician students externships in their local areas. Career Step students nationwide are now eligible for externships with this large retail pharmacy. “The Career Step Pharmacy Technician program is focused on comprehensively preparing students for the pharmacy workplace,” [...]

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  • Using Twitter to Fight Pharmacy Crime

    January 10, 2012 • Pharmacy Technician

    Check out this article! Purdue Pharma L.P. is providing an easy way to make sure you know about pharmacy robberies in your area and nationwide with the new RxPATROL twitter handle. It’s a pretty cool little tool. Read the article here. [...]

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  • NY Senator Calls for New Approach to Drug Store Crime

    January 9, 2012 • Pharmacy Technician

    This is a great article about some of the improvements that need to be made in smaller pharmacies to make them safer. http://www.pharmqd.com/pharmacy-news/ny-senator-calls-new-approach-drug-store-crime [...]

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  • New Law in California

    January 6, 2012 • Pharmacy Technician

    California passed a new law affecting pharmacies that went into effect 1 January 2012. Now anyone under the age of 18 that needs a cough suppressant that contains dextromethorphan must present a prescription from their physician. Anyone trying to buy dextromethorphan (DXM) without a prescription must show an ID to [...]

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  • Industry Updates: Acetaminophen Safety Information

    August 19, 2011 • Pharmacy Technician

    Acetaminophen is the generic name of the drug Tylenol. It is an analgesic used widely and effectively in both prescription and OTC products to reduce pain and fever. When taken in recommended doses, acetaminophen is typically very effective with little to no side effects. However, when taken in excess its [...]

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  • Student Review: Astra Coleman

    July 19, 2011 • Pharmacy Technician

    Hello, my name is Astra Coleman and I am a 22-year-old Army wife, currently studying in the Pharmacy Technician program. Right now I’m living in St. Louis, Missouri since my husband received orders to deploy to Iraq for the second time. We recently had our first born son two months [...]

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  • Fraud: A Hard Pill to Swallow

    February 18, 2011 • Pharmacy Technician

    Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in the United States, and people from all walks of life are involved. I’ve read a few articles recently that tell stories of soldiers, retired NFL players, teenagers, and even healthcare professionals, like pharmacists, who are caught up in the cycle of prescription [...]

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  • How Important Is National Certification?

    January 19, 2011 • Pharmacy Technician

    First of all, let’s make sure to understand the definitions of several different terms that are often used together, and sometimes (mistakenly) used interchangeably. These are the culprits: registration, licensing, and certification. Most states require pharmacy technicians to register with the state board of pharmacy. This means that you give [...]

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