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  11:49 am
Commenter: Anonymous


Better work conditions in pharmacies are crucial to enhance patient care by reducing the likelihood of medication errors. These improved conditions can help prevent fatigue and stress, which can lead to mistakes. They enable pharmacists to pay closer attention to detail, reduce rushed work, and minimize distractions, resulting in more accurate medication dispensing and counseling. Additionally, better work conditions support a healthier work-life balance, which can lead to more alert and focused pharmacists. Furthermore, they provide time for continuous learning, helping pharmacists stay updated on best practices, ultimately improving patient safety and care.

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