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  1:03 pm
Commenter: Anonymous


Pharmacists are currently enduring overwhelming burnout, which makes it absolutely crucial for the Board of Pharmacy to take action and prioritize patient care and error reduction. The well-being of pharmacists is significantly impacted, particularly since they frequently find themselves deprived of lunch and bathroom breaks. This situation underscores the pressing need to acknowledge that pharmacists, as human beings, require essential support.

It is worth noting that corporate entities are seemingly inclined to persistently dismiss emergency regulations unless the Board of Pharmacy decides to elevate them into legally binding measures. Given this apparent corporate indifference, I respectfully encourage the Board of Pharmacy to consider implementing laws that ensure pharmacists are never left unattended in the pharmacy, a reasonable request to safeguard patient care and pharmacist well-being.

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