As the responsibilities of pharmacy technicians and pharmacy setting practices continue to advance, continuous learning is essential. Many state Boards of Pharmacy require pharmacy technicians to complete continuing education (CE) courses; CE credits are also required to maintain CPhT certification through the PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) and NHA (National Healthcareer Association).  (You can learn [...]

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has updated its certification exam (called the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam or PTCE), which is delivered at test centers nationwide. The revised PTCE will become effective November 1st, however, those who apply to write the exam prior to this date will write the current PTCE. How Were the PTCB [...]

Most of us have been subject to spam selling everything from Viagra to baldness cures, many of them sold under the guise of “Canadian pharmacies”.  These fraudulent online pharmacies pose a real risk to our health when they promote and sell illegally made drugs and market them as FDA approved. The FDA recently announced that [...]

Pharmacy technicians play a valuable role in helping ensure a pharmacy’s operations run successfully and efficiently and make the life of a pharmacist so much easier. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) encourages pharmacy techs to embrace another important role during the course of their day in its recent news article “Pharmacy Technicians Can Be [...]

Ordering meds online is becoming increasingly popular. But is it safe? Nearly every major pharmacy and department store has an online pharmacy, giving consumers the flexibility of buying prescription and over-the-counter medication from the comfort of their home, and often at discounts of up to 30%.  However, as legitimate pharmacies have appeared online, so have [...]

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and participating local law enforcement are coordinating the annual  nationwide drug “take-back” day on April 27th, 2013 from 10 am to 2 pm.  This one-day event will provide residents with no cost anonymous collection of unwanted and expired medicines. Collect your medications Protect our kids, families and environment by properly [...]