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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10/27/23  4:02 am
Commenter: Anonymous


Lunch breaks should be a right for everyone. It’s very hard to take care of patients when you are by yourself at the pharmacy as it increases the risk for mistakes for an error to happen substantially. Please make it a rule that pharmacist are never by themselves. Corporate always starts cutting help hours in summer and then in the fall when we do flu vaccines- and the need increase for other vaccines like rsv, or Covid, pneumonia increases the amount of work . Then we do not have the help we need to do more in the pharmacy. Pharmacist come 1-2 hours before work and stay 1-3 hours after work to finish work every day to make up the difference but is that fair? Please find a way so pharmacy can find help . No one applies to be a pharmacy clerk or tech  these days because the pay is minimum and the amount of work to the job does not correlate accordingly.  My pharmacy been looking for help since July and no one has apply because of the minimum pay but corporate does not care. The vaccines quotes should be outlaw. Corporate only care about profit. Everyone at the pharmacy is getting burn out and it affects patient care. No one wants an error to happen ever. When everyone is burn out at pharmacy, error happen and patient care is impacted. 

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