Examining the Professional Landscape for Pharmacy Techs

The scope of practice for pharmacy techs has changed in recent years, allowing for greater responsibilities, and the current labor shortage poses some challenges.

Drug Topics® sat down with Tom Greenlee, PharmD, manager of retail pharmacy at University of Missouri Healthcare in Columbia; Dave Lacknauth, PharmD, executive director of pharmacy services at Broward Health in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Rhea Angeles, PharmD, pharmacist at Walgreen's and senior specialist, global labeling for Merck in Piscataway, New Jersey, to discuss how the scope of practice has changed, what the labor shortage has meant for pharmacy techs, ways for pharmacists to advocate for their pharmacy techs, how institutions are addressing burnout in their techs, and more.