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What is a Pharmacy Technician

I n some situations a pharmacy assistant's and pharmacy technician’s duties overlap, however the duties of a Pharmacy Technician include:

  • Verifying information on the prescription for accuracy and completeness
  • Preparing the prescription labels and the prescription
  • Compound drugs and blood products
  • Instruct patients about the use of health aids and devices
  • Participate in health promotion (for example, disease management screening and consultation clinics)
  • Prepare sterile products such as intravenous (IV) admixtures, chemotherapy admixtures and total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
  • Work with clinical drug trials and investigational drugs
  • Participate in pharmacy practice research

While Pharmacy Technicians may perform some duties similar to a pharmacist’s, it is always under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. 

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