Problems In Pharmacy

The pharmacy profession (especially retail) is facing a lot of challenges. Many that work in retail are feeling stressed, anxious, understaffed, over-worked, under-valued and burned out from enduring unfavorable working conditions. Those are not my words, two New York Times were written about the challenges in pharmacy (start with this article and then read this follow up article for more information on this problem in pharmacy).

What is my purpose in writing about the challenges in pharmacy?

I believe that with every challenge comes the potential for an opportunity. My purpose in writing about the challenges in pharmacy is to articulate my vision for the future of pharmacy. A future that is healthier for pharmacist and clients. Check out below for my latest writings about pharmacy.

  • 74.9% of Community Pharmacists Experience Burnout!
    74.9% of community pharmacists experience burnout! I think what’s more sad and frustrating than this statistic is knowing that the burnout pharmacists experience is primarily due to unfavorable work conditions. 68.9% of the pharmacists said that they experience burnout due to emotional exhaustion. 50.4% said their burnout is due to depersonalization and 30.7% said their…
  • Why I Walked Away From Pharmacy
    We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we have only one Confucius I graduated pharmacy school in 2019 and afterwards I decided to take an unconventional path. Unlike most that graduate pharmacy school I didn’t go into retail, hospital or even residency. I made the decision to walk away from pharmacy…
  • The Problem With Conventional Pharmacy
    The pharmacy space is changing drastically, especially retail pharmacy. Retail pharmacist face difficult work conditions. Most pharmacist are hesitant to express their opinions on the issues facing pharmacy for fear of being fired from their jobs and losing their professional reputation.  Retail pharmacy is shrinking. According to the 2019 employment data by The Bureau of…
  • How The Chaos in Chain Pharmacies is a Side Effect of a Bigger Problem
    Those who are dedicated to a life of wisdom understand that the impulse to blame something or someone is foolishness, that there is nothing to be gained in blaming, whether it be others or oneself Epictetus  What I Remember About Pharmacy School I still remember the conversations, conversations that I heard when I was a…