Posts Tagged
Pharmacy

  • Confused by Divalproex DR vs. Divalproex ER?

    I’m going to begin a little series of posts, though they won’t be consecutive, on commonly confused or mixed up drugs in a retail pharmacy.  I’m not thinking primarily about drugs that simply sound alike or bottles that look alike.  Those are a concern.  But I’m thinking more...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Preparing for the BCACP exam – A Special Offer from MedEd101!

    Board certification for pharmacists is rapidly becoming a standard for specialization in any of the many clinical career paths for pharmacists today.  The process and study involved help differentiate pharmacists that want to improve their grasp of the pharmacotherapy for a particular type of health care...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Pokemon Go…To The Pharmacy?

    From what I’m hearing on the news about this new Pokemon Go app, pharmacies better stock up on band-aids and wound wash.  I haven’t played it myself.  But apparently it allows users to search for Pokemons in real life by integrating with the camera and GPS functions on their mobile phones....

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Can You Balance a Pharmacy Career With Quality of Life?

    Can you have a successful career as a pharmacist and still maintain a great quality of life? That is a question that many would-be pharmacy students have asked me in the past.  As I spoke at high schools or job-fairs about the pharmacy profession, young men and women would wonder what “life was really...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • The “So-Called” Pharmacy Help Desk

    his post is neither a rant nor a roast.  I have no intention to cast every Pharmacy Help Desk under the bus or paint every Help Desk Representative with the same brush.  If however, as they say, the shoe fits…well, wear it you must. The general state of affairs among many pharmacy Help Desks these...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Opioid Nonabusers – An Inconvenient Truth?

    hile opioid abuse, overdose and death are undoubtedly a growing problem in the U.S., there seems to be another side to the opioid story that remains untold.  We are captivated and alarmed and even outraged by the rampant spread of addiction to narcotics, but we remain largely unmoved by the numbers of...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • The Emotionally Intelligent Pharmacist

    f you haven’t read Daniel Goleman’s book entitled “Emotional Intelligence” then I highly recommend you put it near the top of your reading list.  It isn’t a new book.  I think it was originally written about 20 years ago.  But many new books being written today continue to...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Pharmacy Mergers & Your Resume

    algreens pharmacy is planning to buy the Rite Aid pharmacy chain – what will this mean for YOUR career as a pharmacist or pharmacy tech with either company?  That is the real question on the mind of many of my friends today.  What we are talking about is a merger that would potentially combine...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Why I ALWAYS Attend the New England Pharmacists Convention

    here are a few things on my calendar every year that I never want to miss:  Christmas, my birthday and The New England Pharmacists Convention.  Once a year in late September, pharmacists from all over New England gather together at one of the premier regional pharmacy events in the country.  This year the...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • What in the World are Pharmacy NCPDP Codes?

    lright retail pharmacy newbies, have a seat.  And anyone else who has wandered into Community Pharmacy 101 – welcome to my classroom here at The Honest Apothecary.  Today’s lesson is entitled “NCPDP Codes – A Primer.”  I’m going to introduce you to something they...

    Author : Jason Poquette