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  • Infographic: Pharmacy Technician Industry Opportunities

    You’ve probably gone to get your prescription at the pharmacy. Maybe you’ve wondered what it’s like on the other side of that window and how you get there. It’s certain that there will always be a need for prescriptions, but what can you expect in the pharmacy technician industry? Let [...]

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  • Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 1990

    February 13, 2014 • Pharmacy Technician

    As pharmacy technicians, you should know that the Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990 was passed into law on November 29, 1990, when President Bush signed the Omnibus Crime Control Bill. The law applies in every federal court across the country. The law makes steroids a Schedule III drug, placing [...]

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  • Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987

    January 31, 2014 • Pharmacy Technician

    On December 22, 1987, President Ronald Reagan signed the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA-87) also known as the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act. While not all components have to do with drugs and pharmacology, there are a few points all pharmacy technicians should be aware of. OBRA-87 was [...]

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  • Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987

    January 24, 2014 • Pharmacy Technician

    The Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987 (PDMA) was signed into law on April 22, 1988. It establishes legal safeguards for prescription drug distribution to ensure safe and effective pharmaceuticals. It’s designed to discourage the sale of counterfeit, adulterated, misbranded, subpotent, and expired prescription drugs. It was passed in response [...]

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  • The Orphan Drug Act of 1983

    January 17, 2014 • Pharmacy Technician

    As a pharmacy technician it is important to be familiar with laws and regulations that pertain to your industry. As part of our series of the laws and regulations that govern our industry, today we are going to look at the Orphan Drug Act of 1983. Orphan Drug Act of [...]

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  • Controlled Substances Act

    January 7, 2014 • Pharmacy Technician

    As a pharmacy technician it is important to be familiar with laws and regulations that pertain to your industry s we’ve been be looking at a number of different laws. Today, we are going to look at the Controlled Substances Act. The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) was passed by the [...]

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  • Pharmacy Law: Kefauver-Harris Amendment of 1962

    December 19, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

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

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  • October 22, 2013 is National Pharmacy Technician Day: Trusted, Trained, and Educated

    October 18, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    This year we are celebrating the 23rd annual Pharmacy Technician Day. Pharmacy technicians play an important role in the delivery of safe and effective patient care. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) applauds CPhTs who have passed the rigorous Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). They want to take this day [...]

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  • How to Dispose of Unused or Expired Medications

    September 24, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    It’s important to properly dispose of your medications or other drugs. There are several medicines that are harmful if taken by someone other than who the drug was prescribed. This is because that specific medicine is prescribed due to the person’s specific symptoms and medical history. If someone has access [...]

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  • Career Step Graduate Review: Renu

    August 30, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    Recently we spoke to one of our Career Step pharmacy technician graduates, Renu. We asked her some questions about her experience with Career Step and here is what she had to say: How was your overall experience with Career Step? “My overall experience with Career Step was great. The help [...]

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