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.

  • How Mindfulness-Based Interventions Can Improve The Mental Health of Pharmacists
    Pharmacist are stressed Pharmacists across the country seem to be dissatisfied with their profession. Not every pharmacist is unhappy with what they are doing but it seems that the majority are. Especially those working in retail. Everytime I come across negative news related to the profession I’m reminded of my decision to not work in…
  • How Big Retail Pharmacies Are Mercaineries And Not Missionaires
    Missionaries vs. mercenaries- the Amazon way  The difference between missionaires and mercenaires as described in Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos, with an Introudction by Walter Isaacson. There is a difference between people and companies who are missionaires vs. mercienaries. The mercinearies are single mindely profit driven. They care about making money more…
  • How Am I Coping With Not Working As Pharmacist
    I burned my pharmacy bridges  I never saw myself working as a retail pharmacist. Even when I was in pharmacy school I knew that I didn’t want to work in retail pharmacy. I graduated pharmacy school in 2019 and with a doctor of pharmacy degree in hand I decided to not work in this profession.…
  • Why It’s Important to Approach Health And Wellness By Focusing On The Four Dimensions of Human Nature
    Do traditional pharmacies and pharmacists neglect to pay attention to the four dimensions of human nature when interacting with patients? What are the four dimensions of human nature? Stephen Covey, in his book describes that: Human nature is four dimensional: the body, the mind, the heart and the spirit. In the culture approach for the body,…
  • How Pharmacists Can Help Change The Eating Habits of Patients
    Can pharmacists play a role in changing the eating habits of their patients? Should they be doing that? And what resources can they rely on as a blueprint for how to make it happen? Do pharmacists have a role to play in changing the eating habits of their patients? Absolutley. The more useful question ought…