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Retail pharmacists walk out, citing overwork and understaffing

Nov 2, 2023
The walkout, called "pharmageddon" on social media, included pharmacists at CVS and Walgreens.
Most retail pharmacists don’t belong to a union, but these recent walkouts could lead to more interest in organizing, says Richard Dang, a professor of clinical pharmacy of USC.
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Walgreens pharmacists are walking off the job to protest working conditions

Oct 11, 2023
Retail pharmacists deal with understaffing and burnout as their job responsibilities expand beyond dispensing medication.
The role and duties of pharmacists have only expanded throughout the pandemic.
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What's a pharmacy benefit manager, anyway?

Aug 24, 2018
Pharmacy benefit managers, like Express Scripts, OptumRX and CVS Caremark, are taking a lot of heat for their role in drug prices. We explain the world of PBMs.

Pharmacist rejects creditors' prescription for Greece

Jun 26, 2015
Business is tough in a profession earmarked for reform and greater competition.

An overdose of pharmacy students

May 21, 2012
Just five years ago, universities rushed to open pharmacy schools to fill a projected need. But baby boomer pharmacists are delaying retirement.