Pharmacy Technician Schools Might See New Class Requirements

A recent survey by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists provided insight into the critical role of pharmacy technician schools in the broader view of pharmacy businesses.

The survey included the feedback of hundreds of professional pharmacists in the United States and many of them emphatically agreed that properly trained pharmacy technicians can make or break the pharmacy business.

Pharmacy technicians can help out a pharmacy business the best by being able to adequately handle the drug distribution process, one of the many skills taught in pharmacy technician schools. However, the survey results imply that this role in their business is often handled by the pharmacist because of a lack of qualified pharmacy technician in their offices or in the job market.

When pharmacy technician schools are doing more to better prepare students for this role, pharmacists are free to handle management and drug therapy duties that would make for a better pharmacy; leading to better community service and improved patient health. Pharmacies have gained a lot of press lately about the role of medications and drug distribution in public health. Not only are pharmacists expected to have a bigger role in consultations and drug therapies, they are inundated with new drug laws and operating procedures for public safety purposes.

Most industry experts agree that limiting the duties of pharmacists to actual matters of drug therapy and public health requires moving them from the operational duties that can be handled by technicians. Because this is a matter of public health for many involved in legislation and industry standards, it is likely that pharmacy technician schools will see some changes imposed on the curriculum offered to students completing their program.

Pharmacy technician schools might soon see a more rigorous, detail oriented curriculum requirement if groups like the ASHP succeed in their mission to free the pharmacists to perform in a more publicly involved capacity.

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