How chaos at chain pharmacies is putting patients at risk.
Pharmacists are instrumental to safe medication use in the ambulatory setting. This news story discusses factors in retail pharmacy environment that degrade pharmacists’ ability to safely practice, which include production pressure, required multitasking, and distraction. Strategies highlighted to mitigate the problem that have been inconsistently applied include scheduled breaks and staff supervision limits.
Gabler E. How chaos at chain pharmacies is putting patients at risk. New York Times. 2020;Jan 31.