Feedback for Proposed Changes to the Pharmacy Act (Administration of Vaccines by Pharmacists)

Pharmacist  ·  May 16, 2016

I agree with the workload problems. I work as a hospital pharmacist but moonlight in retail for a corporate pharmacy a couple of times a month. The staffing has been cut to the bare minimum in my opinion, but head office wants more. It seems they are trying to squeeze more money from us at the expense of medication errors or the pharmacists' health. When I work a Saturday or Sunday, I rarely get a chance to use the washroom let alone sit done for a break or eat lunch and I have a tech with me. I feel sorry for the pharmacists that work by themselves with no tech support. This puts undue stress on the pharmacist and increases the risk of errors. Isn't there some kind of legislation that is supposed to protect workers from such situations?

Don't get me wrong, I support the expanded scope of practice, but I also think corporate pharmacy needs to provide us with support for this as well.

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