Steve Ariens, P.D. Pharmacist .
Last Updated May 2013
The chain drug stores are pushing their staffs to beyond human limits at times
The Pharmacists are required to work 14 hr days often with no scheduled breaks
The chains have installed visual "timers" on the Rx dept computer system... writing staff up if working too slow
Daily/Hourly quotas on Rxs filled and vaccines given.. or more write ups
The system is ripe for med errors.
Generally Pharmacists don't document their concerns/complaints in writing.
Staffing and work environments are being developed/implemented by non-Pharmacists and are not/can't being challenged.
75% of the state Boards of pharmacy are inbred with chain employees/execs
lot of low hanging fruit, ready to be picked!