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Do all retail pharmacies use thye same computer program?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Carboxilic774, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. Carboxilic774

    Carboxilic774 Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 12, 2005
    Do all retail pharmacies use thye same computer program?
    I work at CVS as a tech and and I was wondering if other pharmacies such as Walgreens use the same computer program as us?
    Thank you
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  3. All4MyDaughter

    All4MyDaughter SDN Mommystrator Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    May 7, 2005
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  4. calrx

    calrx 7+ Year Member

    Oct 22, 2005
    No. I've worked on two different ones and some are definitely better than others. Then again, I suppose it's just what you were trained on.
  5. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 imagine sisyphus happy Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    No, but it would be frickin' beautiful if they did. :(
  6. Carboxilic774

    Carboxilic774 Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 12, 2005
    : (
    That's a shame. I thought I was sgoing to be one step ahead once I learned how to use this program really well.
  7. crossurfingers

    crossurfingers Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2004
    Which company do you guys think has the best computer system? I heard Walgreen's was really good and easy to follow. The only bad thing was that they are able to analyze everything you do (like accuracy, how fast you fill, etc.)
  8. calrx

    calrx 7+ Year Member

    Oct 22, 2005
    I worked for Wegmans Pharmacy for 4 years and loved their system. Then I worked for Kinney Drugs for 5 months while I was finishing my last semester of college and I found their system to be HORRIBLE. It was very un-user friendly and a pain in the ass. Luckily, I just got a job at Target and they have the same system as Wegmans! I'm so excited... haha.:)
  9. DrugDealer

    DrugDealer Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    I work at CVS and think their system is like 10 years behind the times. It's not as bad as Target's, but not as slick as Rite Aid's or Walgreen's, whose systems are Windows-based.
  10. sdn1977

    sdn1977 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Amen to that! But...I believe they all use First Data Bank as a source of drug info & interactions, altho correct me if I'm wrong. (btw...this is a great place for foreign non-US licensed pharmacists to work!)
  11. dgroulx

    dgroulx Night Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    I've worked with 4 different retail computer systems, all of them different. Walgreens was by far the best one. I hate the one at Publix.
  12. No doubt, the system at Publix blows.
  13. LittleMissB

    LittleMissB Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jan 18, 2006
    Not the same. I worked at Rite Aid during the time they switched. The system they had before was so primitive. It was the black screen with the white letters and all the commands were manual. They finally updated though with something much more user-friendly called "Nexgen." The interface is like a cross between Mac OS X (<--- love) and windows.
  14. Fill your Rx 26

    Fill your Rx 26 Member 5+ Year Member

    Dec 12, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Definately not the same! The one at Sav-on is sooooooooooooooooo old.....they keep saying we are going to get new systems...But Sav-On just got baught out by CVS so we will see what happens!

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