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The PTCB Exam

The PTCB Exam

What Is the PTCB Exam? A pharmacy technician is the professional responsible for supporting and assisting the pharmacist in a retail or medical pharmacy setting. This includes such activities as helping prepare prescriptions, assisting customers, and maintaining the pharmacy environment at a certain standard of cleanliness and functionality. It is a growing field with great […]

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Pharmacy Technicians: The Difference Between Working Retail and Hospital

Pharmacy Technicians: The Difference Between Working Retail and Hospital

Is There A Difference For Pharmacy Technicians Working in Retail and a Hospital? Almost all pharmacy technician graduates will have two options for employment: retail pharmacies and hospital pharmacies. Although jobs in pharmaceutical sales and other medical positions do exist, the bulk of the pharmacy tech training is geared toward assisting a pharmacist in one […]

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Importance of Pharmacy Technician Training

Importance of Pharmacy Technician Training

Most people have heard the saying about how the word “assume” makes an ass out of you and me. I learned this lovely little saying as a new grad RN from my nursing mentor while we were standing in the medication room drawing up meds. I must have made some kind of assumption about some […]

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A Day in the Life of a Pharmacy Technician

A Day in the Life of a Pharmacy Technician

  Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians have one of the least understood careers in the health care field. Often considered to be glorified “pill counters” with advanced degrees, pharmacists actually have a very complicated job that uses every bit of the education required to hold the position. When a patient is given a prescription for a […]

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Automation may Replace Pharmacy Technicians

Automation may Replace Pharmacy Technicians

Attention Pharmacy Technicians: Because hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, pharmacies and other health care recruiters have not been able to find enough of you to fill their job vacancies, you have hereby been replaced by robots. I may be partially kidding, but, as with many jokes, there is a grain of truth hidden within. A Grady, […]

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Aspiring Pharmacy Technicians Enjoy Immediate Test Results

Aspiring Pharmacy Technicians Enjoy Immediate Test Results

There is something to be said for immediate gratification. From when we were little kids taking reading, writing and arithmetic tests, all the way through high school and the “make or break” college SATs, what we all wouldn’t have given for immediate results. How great would it have been to hand in our number two […]

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