A couple weeks ago, the Buckeye Career Center in New Philadelphia, Ohio inducted over 20 students into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). The 24 inductees are studying various career programs including Pharmacy Technician, Intro to Nursing, Law Enforcement, Cosmetology, Construction Technology, Computer Technology & Networking Systems, Medical Assisting and more. NTHS has over 200,000 [...]

Consider these stats: Approximately 6.8 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, says the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). That’s nearly double the number of Americans that use cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens and inhalants combined. Visits to the emergency department due to prescription drug abuse/misuse has increased 98.4% since 2004, according to AWARxE. In 2010, over 22,000 people died [...]

In their ongoing effort to improve CPhT qualifications, the PTCB has announced that they will now require one hour of continuing education in patient safety as part of the existing 20 hours needed.  ”By continually learning more about how to prevent harm, CPhTs can have a positive impact on advancing the patient safety culture within [...]

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that as of May 2013, there were 362,690 pharmacy technicians employed across the United States. Career opportunities for pharmacy technicians exist in every state, and, according to Projections Central, are estimated to increase everywhere (except the Virgin Islands) from 2010 to 2020. However, some states come out [...]

Advocacy group Change to Win has filed a complaint with Florida’s Board of Pharmacy, alleging that Walgreen’s Pharmacy is violating the state’s pharmacist-to-technician ratio. As Florida’s legislature is considering increasing the allowed ratio, will the complaint have any effect? Will other states follow suit? Share your opinions! Email us at admin@pharmacytechschools.com.

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