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Pharmacy Education and Training

Completing your pharmaceutical education and keeping your license and certifications current are essential to landing, keeping and succeeding at a pharmacist or pharmacy technician job. Keeping up to date on changes in state and federal pharmacy regulations, innovations in drug therapy and health care management also allow you to provide increasing better patient care.

Top 9 Pharmacist Responsibilities
Pharmacist do much more than fill prescriptions. To help patients treat disease and maintain their health, pharmacists also counsel, recommend dietary supplements and lifestyle changes like eating better, manage pharmacy staff, confirm orders from doctors, deal with insurers, keep records and share medication therapy expertise with doctors.

Where Do Pharmacists Practice?
Pharmacists practice in chains, independent stores, hospitals and military clinics, as well in nursing homes, medical marijuana dispensaries and prescription mail-order fulfillment facilities. What pharmacists do in each practice setting varies from simple medication dispensing to counseling patients and compounding dosages.

Pharmacist Immunizers Fill an Essential Public Health Role
Pharmacists must met state certification and licensing requirements to become immunizers.

Why and How to Become a Pharmacist Certified Diabetes Educator
Earning a CDE requires a pharmacist to who demonstrate he or she has the knowledge and skills to help patients manage their diet, exercise, weight and blood glucose levels.

Pharmacy Continuing Education Is Vital
Failing to keep up with innovations in pharmacotherapy, pharmacy regulations, health care administration and business practices can put you at a professional disadvantage and, in the worst case scenario, cost you your license.

Why and How to Become a Certified Pharmacy Technician
Earning CPhT status demonstrates that a technician has advanced knowledge, skills and abilities for helping to operate a health care practice and meet the medication needs of patients.

Pharmacy Associations
Learn about the missions and memberships of several of the largest and most influential pharmacist and pharmaceutical manufacturer organizations, including APhA and PhRMA.

U.S. National Pharmacy Associations, Part 2
Find your pharmacy professional and educational organizations, whether you're a clinical pharmacist, law enforcement officer involved in controlling narcotic pharmaceuticals, pharmacy technician or pharmacy school faculty member.

International Pharmacy Associations
Student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists have professional organizations in their home countries and around the world.

2009 National Pharmacist Workplace Survey
Go to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy website to review the findings of a wide-ranging survey of pharmacy practitioners and employers.

How to Earn Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation
Eight leading pharmacy organizations established the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board in 2006 to certify the qualifications and quality of drug compounding practices in the United States. Earning PCAB accreditation requires a pharmacy to pass an on-site inspection every three years by demonstrating that all of its pharmacists, interns...

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