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Pharmacy Automation: Will Pharmacists Be Replaced?

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Would you want a robot dispensing drugs for you and your patients? Odds are, that’s long since been the case, to one extent or another:

Robotics have been used to help dispense medication in some pharmacies since the 1990s and robots for delivering medication have been used in hospitals for a decade.

And even before that, machines have been used for decades to count pills for dispensing – Such technology is now the standard in more than 30,000 pharmacies worldwide.

But will technology ever replace pharmacists completely? Continue reading “Pharmacy Automation: Will Pharmacists Be Replaced?”

10 Pharmacy Fun Facts That You Probably Didn’t Know

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Today, we don’t think twice about walking into a pharmacy to pick up a prescription or some over-the-counter medication, but pharmacies have a long and interesting history that dates as far back as 2100 B.C. Here are 10 pharmacy trivia facts you probably didn’t know.

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Hospital Pharmacy vs Retail Pharmacy – What’s the Difference?

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When many people think of pharmacy positions, the first thing that comes to mind is the friendly face who fills their prescriptions at the local drug store. However, retail pharmacy jobs are not the only positions out there for pharmacists and pharmacy techs to take advantage of. There are many jobs available in hospital pharmacies and though you might think they are the same, these jobs can be vastly different. Here is what you can expect in a hospital pharmacy versus a retail pharmacy.

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Working in San Francisco As a Pharmacist

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What’s It Like to Work as a Pharmacist in San Francisco?

If you could work anywhere in the United States, many of us would choose to work in San Francisco. Home to University of California, a world-leading biomedical institution that includes multiple teaching hospitals, not to mention numerous medical groups and other prospective companies, San Francisco holds numerous opportunities for new and experienced pharmacists.

As a San Francisco resident, you’ll also have no shortage of things to do in your free time. You’re less than an hour from Napa and Sonoma Wine Country. You have the (chilly) Pacific Ocean nearby. And you have endless arts, fine dining, and recreational opportunities. What’s not to love?

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Change Your Habits Now for Cold and Flu Season

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As the hot weather of summer begins to fade and kids head back to school, cold and flu season is lurking in the shadows, waiting to make its appearance. Now is the time to start making changes to your personal habits that might have become a little lax over the summer. Those in healthcare should start paying closer attention to their diet, exercise, sleep, and other self-care habits to make sure that their body and their immune system are at their best before the threat of colds and flu are an everyday reality. Continue reading “Change Your Habits Now for Cold and Flu Season”