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  2:27 pm
Commenter: Anonymous


My entry into the pharmacy profession was driven by a sincere desire to serve my rural community and the rewarding interactions I experienced in retail pharmacy. However, the core elements I valued about this profession are gradually eroding due to the growing focus on quotas, tasks, timers, and scores. Pharmacists are increasingly stretched thin, managing a multitude of responsibilities, yet our pharmacies remain persistently understaffed. It's disheartening to see that places like fast food restaurants have more support staff than our pharmacies, with technicians often underpaid for their invaluable contributions. The current situation is causing exhaustion and dwindling morale among pharmacy staff, and we urgently need the support and guidance of the Board to create a safe and fair working environment where we can practice pharmacy in the best interest of our patients.

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