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Today we honor Pharmacy Technicians across the country!

By AHS | October 25, 2011

Today is National Pharmacy Technician Day

Pharmacy technicians are the professionals on the front lines of the pharmacy who bring passion, dedication and commitment every day in providing patients the medications they need. They are the glue that holds the pharmacy together. They are the pulse that keeps the pharmacy beating. and on behalf of patients and pharmacy professionals across America, thank you for making us feel better!

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Pharmacists Prepare to Flee California Medicaid Program

By AHS | October 24, 2011

CMS Approval of Provider Cuts Will Result in Dire Consequences for Patients

The California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) has sent a letter to Dr. Donald Berwick, administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outlining why proposed cuts by the California Department of Health Services (DHCS) Medicaid program (entitled Medi-Cal) violate federal law and will result in pharmacists being forced out of the program.

In 2009, and again in 2011, DHCS submitted requests to CMS to cut reimbursements for pharmacists, physicians, hospitals and dentists. For pharmacists, these cuts

Common antibiotic has rare, serious side-effects

By AHS | October 13, 2011

Pharmacists are experts on medication

A report warning that the commonly used antibiotic trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole can trigger a wide range of rare but potentially serious side effects highlights the critical role of the pharmacist.

Many people are unaware of the potentially serious interactions certain drugs can have with each other. Within the patient’s health care team, the pharmacist is the expert in medication. He or she has the specialized knowledge needed to identify these potential drug interactions — as well as side effects and adverse reactions — to highlight s

The Pharmacy Technician

By AHS | October 10, 2011

Jobs for Pharmacy Technicians:

What they do:

Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists prepare prescription medications, provide customer service and perform administrative duties. Typical tasks include:

• Receiving prescriptions from patients

• Receiving prescriptions sent electronically from doctors' offices

• Verifying that the information on a prescription is complete and accurate

• Assisting in preparing prescriptions by retrieving, counting, measuring, weighing, pouring and sometimes mixing medications

• Selecting containers and preparing an

The Best Recruits May Not Be Who You Think

By AHS | October 05, 2011


  My best employee of all time was nicknamed Shaq. While his genetic gifts would have never landed him a spot on the New Jersey Nets, he worked for my company as a computer forensic examiner. When I hired him, Shaq was barely qualified to use a computer, let alone conduct detailed forensic examinations on hard drives that later had to stand up in court and pass the rigors of cross examination.

So why did I take him on? I hired Shaq because during his interview he clearly demonstrated that he was intelligent, had a lot of energy and seemed to come out on the "gl




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