Do you know how long it takes to become a pharmacist? A minimum of six years (and most people take eight). Of course, that’s all without considering any special field training in a particular area of expertise as required with oncological, pediatric, or psychiatric pharmacy.
Bottom line? It takes quite a while.
Yet despite all that training, pharmacy errors still happen. Let’s look at the most common reasons why.
Staffing and Scheduling Problems
Issues in staffing and scheduling can cause problems in any work environment. This is especially dangerous when your workplace is a pharmacy.
An Understaffed Pharmacy
Especially in chain drug stores, the actual pharmacists have very little say in scheduling and the number of staff on duty. [...]