Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
Action Pharmacy working conditions
Stage Emergency/NOIRA
Comment Period Ended on 11/22/2023
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10/31/23  11:51 am
Commenter: Anonymous


Pharmacies are often short-staffed, and pharmacists frequently experience burnout due to these demanding work conditions. This has a detrimental impact on patient care as exhausted pharmacists are more prone to making errors, especially in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment. Moreover, corporate expectations often add to this burden by continuously increasing the tasks pharmacists are expected to handle daily. The combination of short staffing, burnout, and an ever-growing workload significantly increases the risk of mistakes, potentially compromising patient safety and the quality of care provided.

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