Many of the state's 1,159 registered pharmacists are stressed out at work, worki
Many of the state's 1,159 registered pharmacists are stressed out at work, working long hours filling prescriptions, working the cash register and fielding questions from customers. Pharmacists say dispensing errors are increasing, and blame the growing presence of large chains that gain market share by under-selling competitors. New and unfamiliar drugs on the market add to the problem, as do rude and impatient customers. Druggists employed by small, independent drugstores report better working conditions, since the independents are typically better staffed and less focused on volume. All pharmacies in the state say they are being hit hard by the lower reimbursements of managed care insurers and Medicaid. Details, profile of Alicia Berg, 25, a pharmacist at CVS in Augusta.
Bass, Sharon, "Many of the state's 1,159 registered pharmacists are stressed out at work, worki" (1997). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2276.