pharmacy technician

  1. Kobethegoat24

    How to find out if a medication is a controlled medication at CVS?

    So I am a pharmacy technician at cvs pharmacy. I know most of the common controlled C2 and C3 medications. However, there are ones that have me questioning if they are controlled or not such as trazodone, which for some reason I always thought was a controlled medication. I was trying to find a...
  2. T

    New pharmacy technician help

    Hello, I recently got a job at CVS and since I am still new, I have some questions I'm hoping someone here can help me (instead of me bothering my coworkers). I'm dealing with pick-up still and while it is fairly straightforward, weird things do come up >.< So a patient came asking if his/her...
  3. P


    I am taking the PTCE in less than 3 weeks. So far I have been studying using Mosby's Review for the PTCE by Mizner (2e), studying flash cards on the top 100 drugs, studying flash cards on drug class prefixes + suffixes, and studying through the pharmacy-tech-study website. Is there anything else...
  4. Kevin.Mero

    ASHP, ACPE Release Revised Accreditation Standards for Pharmacy Technician Education and Training

    ASHP, ACPE Release Revised Accreditation Standards for Pharmacy Technician Education and Training https://www.ashp.org/news/2018/07/11/ashp-acpe-release-revised-accreditation-standards-for-pharmacy-technician-education-and-training
  5. Kevin.Mero

    Attn: California Pharmacists and Technicians working in Independent and Chain Pharmacy

    We've been asked to help distribute the following survey, hope you find it of interest! There is no restriction on distributing this survey and of course the more participants the survey receives the better the survey. Please forward on if you wish. Thanks much!! Attn: California Pharmacists...
  6. alwaysstaypositive

    Letter of Recommendation advice

    Hello SDN community, What are some tips you can give from your experiences to a pre-pharmacy student looking to earn a letter of recommendation from science professors? What are some tips you can give from your experiences to a pharmacy technician looking to earn a letter of recommendation...
  7. G

    Pharmacy tech and criminal record

    3 years ago I was charged with an ovi #1 misdemeanor possession and Paraphernalia of weed. I was never convicted of these crimes. They were dismissed. I blew a .06 and the paraphernalia and weed wasn’t mine. I am wondering if I get these expunged would I still be able to get my pharmacy tech...
  8. M

    Partial Filling Question

    If a Rx for drug, "A", reads: Take 2-4 Tabs, PO, Q6-8H, as needed for pain #30 The pharmacy only has 14 tablets of drug "A" in stock on Monday, with a new stock coming on Wednesday. The patient can't wait until Wednesday to receive her full amount. So, how much would you give the patient?
  9. Kevin.Mero

    ASHP Launches Pharmacy Technician Forum

    New Group Seeks to Elevate and Advance Pharmacy Technician Workforce https://www.ashp.org/technicians
  10. G

    Pharmacy technician Trainee VS pharmacy technician

    Hi guys. I'm kind of new to the pharmacy technician thing. So I recently took the ptcb exam and passed. I live in Texas, so with my ptcb certification, the licensing website says I can either register as a licensed pharmacy trainee or a licensed pharmacy tech. I self-taught for the ptcb exam. I...
  11. D

    Pharmacy Intern Position at St. Mark's Hospital (Salt Lake City, UT)

    I was wondering if anyone has any experience as a pharmacy technician or intern for this location. What was your experience? Did they provide flexible hours? Would you recommend it to a friend?
  12. D

    Lucille Packard Children's Hospital

    Hi, has anyone applied for the position at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital? Can you give some insight into the interview and training process?
  13. B

    Pharmacy Technician for Walgreen's or Walmart?

    I have two offers of employment to be a part time pharmacy technician to get a little experience before I try for pharmacy school.One from Walmart and another from Walgreens. The hourly pay they offered is very similar with Walgreens paying about 0.15 cents more an hour. I know that Walmart...
  14. P

    Hello! Please help me I have a question for pharmacy-tech-study

    Hello! I'm pre-pharmacy student and also preparing pharm tech for experiences. I heard that site of pharmacy-tech-study is good to study so I am studying with that. If I memorize just Law, Math, Prescription, abbreviation, dosage forms of that site and also top 100 drugs, could I pass...
  15. H


    I was just recently hired at CVS as a pharmacy tech. I worked as a tech before, but took some time off to focus on school and getting into pharmacy school. Now that I’ve been accepted into pharmacy school I wanted to get back into the pharmacy and take the PTCE. Does anyone know if CVS offers...
  16. P

    Pharmacy Technician application question

    Hello! 1.) I self-studied and passed the PTCE back in April. How would I fill out the Affidavit of Completed Coursework on page 4, and do I simply write "N/A" for all of the blank entries? 2.) For the copy of the PTCB certificate, could I just print out the one available online and send it as...
  17. frosted2

    Pharmacy tech CE?

    Hello Pharmacy folks, I was wondering if anyone has any resources/knows of any free pharmacy tech CEs (specifically law, that is the only thing I am in need of). I have tried Google with no luck :( I am due to re-certify in a few months and although I have never "formally" used my...
  18. U

    Taking ptcb in june

    Hey guys! So I'm planning on taking my PTCB exam around June and I was wondering if you guys could give me a few references to study from and what specific chapters I should look over. Thanks in advance! :)
  19. ChapmanPharmacy

    Advice for pharmacy techs who want to go to pharmacy school

    Although some of this advice is good for any student applying to pharmacy school, I want to specifically address the pharmacy techs out there. This advice may be too late to help many of you, but hopefully the pharmacy techs you are just starting to take classes will be helped by this. I served...
  20. W

    Should I have a talk with my sr. technician about my short comings?

    Short a sweet, I hate my job. I hate crying before every shift and stressing out about my job a day or even DAYS before going in! I hate that I am annoying and ask too many questions. I hate the feeling of worrying that I might get fired for sucking so bad. I hate coming in every day and having...
  21. W

    Should I talk to my sr. tech about my problems as a new pharmacy technician?

    Short a sweet, I hate my job. I hate crying before every shift and stressing out about my job a day or even DAYS before going in! I hate that I am annoying and ask too many questions. I hate the feeling of worrying that I might get fired for sucking so bad. I hate coming in every day and having...
  22. W

    I have been a pharamcy technician for Walgreens since August, and I haven't gotten ANY better since?

    I have been a pharmacy technician at Walgreens since August. I am a freshmen in college, pre pharmacy, and I am 18 years old. And I feel really discouraged about my future because of my job. I literally feel like I have not gotten any better in the last few MONTHS. I feel so horrible at my job...
  23. C

    Worried Pre-Pharmacy Student

    Hey y'all! so I am a Pre-Pharm student I'm currently a senior, gonna graduate a year late next Spring in 2018 but Ive been really concerned about my whether or not im gonna get into pharmacy school. It's hard to admit but, I had to retake Biology 111 (first time I got a D in the lecture and a B...
  24. A

    Target pharmacy techs?

    I was wondering if anyone was a pharmacy technician at target cvs? Since cvs bought target pharmacy I haven't found much information on the pay or anything. Can someone who's a current technician there help me out?
  25. T

    Want To Quit CVS Pharm Tech. Not Sure How/ Repercussions

    Hey guys. I'm new to this forum and I wanted to ask for your advice. I currently work at a CVS as a pharmacy technician. I've trained at 2 different stores 3-4 times and only worked at the actual worksite 5 times. I am also in a direct Physician Assistant program(second year). So far the only...
  26. F

    Help? Im a new CVS pharmacy tech hire and I have questions!!

    Hi all, I am a new CVS pharmacy tech employee. I got hired in June and have completed approximately 25 hours of training (online and in-person classes). I am looking to transfer regions (due to an unexpected move) but have not completed any in-store training yet. I talked to the store manager I...
  27. AllyLynnn

    Pharmacy Technician hiring process

    Hey! So I went to the interview for pharmacy tech, it went well and a couple days later he called me to offer me the job. The manager asked for my email and said I should recieve an email shortly. It has been a week, I called the manager and he said they are having a problem with the emailing...
  28. AllyLynnn

    CVS Pharmacy Tech

    Hi! I just recently got hired as a pharm tech for cvs. I was just wondering if anyone has experience working as one for cvs? I have heard a lot of negatives but I think I can live with them. But.. My main question is.. How long is the hiring process? The manager called me around 4 days ago and...
  29. youngsoo1269

    I'm studying for the Pharm Tech Exam....

    Hello!! I"m studying for the pharm tech exam right now and I'm confused about what the pharm tech can actually do regarding controlled substances. The book i'm studying tells me I can add info(patients address, med conditions, etc) to the prescription forms except for C-II. So that means I can...
  30. R

    Day supplies for certain meds

    I work at the three letter retail chain and I am having trouble with determining day supply for certain types of meds. What would be the day supply for nasal sprays, eye drops, ear drops, inhalers, creams,lotions, ointment? There are times where the doctors don't write it and I'm not sure...
  31. B

    Pharmacy Tech in Undergrad?

    Recently, I had just completed my freshman year in undergrad working in Pre Pharmacy. Although, I have been wondering if it is completely necessary to get a job as a Pharmacist Technician in preparation for the career as a Pharmacist and admission to Pharmacy school? Will having Pharm tech...
  32. R

    pharmacy technician information for a beginner

    I've recently taken interest in a career as a pharmacist and i'm fresh to the whole scene. I start community college in a few months for just my basics, I asked about pharmacy technician certification at the college im going to but they don't offer it. So my question is where can I start by...
  33. R

    Third party rejection: mail order

    So I work at c/vs and I came across a third party reject that had something to do with mail order. This customer wanted to get his bp mediciation refilled, but when I processed it, it rejected. I just want to know how to properly explain that to any future customer.
  34. R

    cvs pharm tech transfers

    1. If a patient comes in and asks you to transfer a rx from one cvs to your cvs store and they have ZERO REFILLS left on the rx, what do you do? 2. If there are refills on the rx and a patient asks you to transfer from one cvs to your cvs, then you as the tech need to call the other store to...
  35. R

    CVS pharm tech: having trouble with promise times

    So I've been working for a month and I noticed that I am having trouble with promise times. When a person drops off a rx, I usually tell them we will have it ready in an hour (depending how busy the store is). However, what if the person's RX was on hold and I had to submit it again, what is the...
  36. S

    Patient Paid $2 for 90 capsules of Nexium?

    How is that possible?? I ran it through their Medicare part D insurance and they paid $2 and I feel like I did something wrong.. What happens if you don't bill correctly with insurance? What happens?? I'm a Pharmacy Technician at CVS btw.
  37. R


    I was wondering what the New colleague orientation is like for CVS. Is it all hands-on training or is someone going to go over slides or both? It's 8 hours and they gave me huge stack of papers lol.
  38. R

    What are the "slow days" in retail pharmacies?

    Are weekends the "slow days"? I heard Mondays and Fridays are the busiest days for retail pharmacies (Walgreens and CVS), but is that accurate? I would prefer to work on slower days, but it really doesn't matter because I'm sure every day is busy.
  39. R

    Pharmacy Technician Trainee Interview Attire

    I have an interview with cvs (pharmacy technician TRAINEE) and I was wondering if wearing a pink blouse acceptable for an interview. It's pretty bright and I'm worried that it might not be a good choice. Because it's at a retail store, I'm assuming I don't have to be extra formal like let's...
  40. S

    Didn't Show Up for Drop-Off Class for CVS Pharmacy

    Long story short, I was pretty sure I had a drop-off class to attend on Sunday which was why I told my boss that I couldn't work at all that day due to the drop off class. I had remembered on the top of my head that it was that very day, but was confused as to what time it was, seeing I didn't...