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My new PDM

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by sethlives1, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. sethlives1

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    I just had to vent.

    Today I met my new PDM.

    He is currently waiting to receive his certified tech license. Yup, he's not a pharmacist.

    Wow. I don't even know how to respond to this. There are so many things wrong with this, I don't even know what bothers me the most.

    My first question to him was whether he could do that legally. Apparently in Maine you can.
     
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  3. bacillus1

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    That is scary.
    What chain is this?
     
  4. meister

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    Well there's absolutely no law in California requiring some nebulous pharmacy district manager to be a registered pharmacist. It's a corporate created boss of the chains. All they have to do is say it's a management level position and there really aren't any requirements.

    What makes you think there are? I mean the goddamn CEO of a company can be a high school graduate, why do you think that your dip**** PDM has to be an RPh? Yeah it's pretty stupid but so are the chains themselves, I'd expect nothing more.
     
  5. sethlives1

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    This is Rite Aid.

    I've never heard of a PDM not being an RPh. There are a ton of things my PDM can't do because law forbids it, but yet he can oversee me.

    And you're right about this being a corporate appointed position. But not being a pharmacist makes it worse, since they have no idea where I'm coming from. They don't understand the legal, ethical, or professional goals I need to meet everyday.

    His biggest concerns are going to be things like tech budget (which is always too constrictive), and proper sign placement.
     
  6. meister

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    And that's exactly why idiot corporate suits want him in a supervisory role to you.
     

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