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.

  • Why I Don’t Regret Leaving Pharmacy
    My reasons for leaving traditional pharmacy without regrets. Two Years and Four Months It’s been two years and four months since I graduated pharmacy school. It’s been that long since I decided to not work in pharmacy and to not pursue the path of climbing the pharmacy corporate latter. It’s been that long since I…
  • Pharmacists Need to Provide Lifestyle and Wellness Coaching
    Should Pharmacists Stick to Being ‘Drug Experts’  Should pharmacists stick to being only the ‘drug experts’? There are some people, including pharmacists who will answer yes to the above question. They believe that because pharmacists are the ‘medication experts’ they are only qualified to work within the boundaries of this profession. Pharmacist’s Role Expanded Because…
  • How Magnesium Can Help Prevent Your Migraines
    What Most Pharmacists Never Learn Why is so much of pharmacy and so many pharmacists dependent on conventional medicine for treating lifestyle diseases? Why is the focus always on medications? What prevents pharmacists from being more mindful and holistic with how they approach and think about health and disease prevention? Take for example Migraines and…
  • 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…