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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11/20/23  2:08 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Pharmacy is no longer healthcare

In my many years as a pharmacist, retail pharmacy has become no longer about healthcare, but about profit. PBM's, corporate greed, metrics, etc have all reduce the role of the pharmacist to a pawn in the profit game. We are treated like employees and not the healthcare providers that we are...there is no respect for our practice of healthcare. We need a huge increase in tech and RPh support, an eradication of metrics altogether (except for the use of corporate analysis possibly), and the control that PBMs have. The current conditions do not only make the situation unsafe for the patient, and the workers, it has a harrowing effect on our mental health as well. In addition to the stress, it's depressing to see what our profession has become, and the lack of respect we get, mostly from our own companies. 

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