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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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  • Keeping You in the Loop!

    December 15, 2010 • Pharmacy Technician

    Hello Pharmacy Technician students! Since the launch of Career Step’s Pharmacy Technician program four months ago, our student population has grown to almost sixty students! The word is spreading about how Career Step students receive quality training at an affordable price with superb student support. Last week, our first graduate [...]

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  • Caution: Treacherous Handwriting Ahead!

    September 24, 2010 • Pharmacy Technician

    As a pharmacy technician, there is a lot of complex information you are expected to understand and complicated procedures you need to master. With all of these new skills to learn, who knew that reading a physician’s handwriting would be one of the most challenging? Sharpening your deciphering skills will [...]

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  • An Increasing Demand for Pharmacy Technicians

    September 7, 2010 • Pharmacy Technician

    An exciting reason to become a pharmacy technician is that they are in demand.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the demand for pharmacy technicians is expected to grow by 31%  before 2018.  Several factors are contributing to this growth including an increasing senior population, changes in pharmacy staffing [...]

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  • Welcome to the Pharmacy Technician Program!

    August 17, 2010 • Pharmacy Technician

    Ready, set, let’s GO! The Career Step Pharmacy Technician program is going to prepare you to hit the workforce running and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam, which is the most recognized and respected national certification, immediately after graduation. And with the Career Step training program, you’ll get [...]

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