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Are Some Pharmacies More Concerned with Profits Than Patient Safety?

Pharmacists are responsible for ensuring patients understand how to safely take their medications. Unfortunately, some have argued that drug store policies can make it difficult or impossible for pharmacists to converse with patients. That is because pharmacists at these stores may be understaffed and overworked. These policies may increase the risk pharmacists fail to warn patients of dangerous drug interactions. Earlier this year, a union representing CVS pharmacists claimed policies at the national chain of drug stores are putting people at risk. According to the union, CVS pharmacists are overworked and do not receive enough help with tasks. The union claimed CVS gave these pharmacists excessively long shifts with too few breaks. In addition, the union argued CVS bogged pharmacists down with superfluous tasks that made patient care more difficult. These allegations suggest pharmacists have less time to converse with patients about their treatments. Do Overworked Pharmacists Warn Patients About…
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