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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11/14/23  10:10 pm
Commenter: anonymous

The workload is unrealistic--support us please!

Please help!  The workload is becoming literally unbearable!  I am going in early by 1.5-2 hrs, staying late - and it is never enough!  Our business keeps growing with other pharmacies closing or cutting their hours, and we can't get enough help to get the job done well.  The company needs to take on the hiring process and training process too; it is too hard for us to get someone on board and trained to work.  The community pharmacist is essential to public health, we need to be able to provide quality prescription services and advice.  I have to say, this is affecting my health.  I literally cannot keep this up.  I have to assume that it is affecting and has been affecting so many other pharmacists health too.  Please care about our health too.  The stress is too much.  I have to work at 110% effort and speed level all day long, and straight through our lunch time, or the work will not get done.  We are continually having tasks added and there is NO time to do them.  (ie, a form for C2 returns process - add the drug to be returned with a key rec and then take it out with the DEA 222 form and UPS tracking number)... We need MORE help!! Public safety/ sanity at risk!  

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