pharmacy technician


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pharmacy technician

a person who prepares and dispenses prescriptions under the supervision of a pharmacist.

phar·ma·cy tech·ni·ci·an

(fahr'mă-sē tek-nish'ŭn)
A medical professional working as an assistant to, and under the supervision of, a registered pharmacist.

pharmacy technician

A technician who assists the pharmacist in certain activities such as medication profile reviews for drug incompatibilities, typing of prescription labels, prescription packaging, handling of purchase records, and inventory control, and may, where state law and hospital policy permit, dispense drugs to patients under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.
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The video follows Adria Horrocks, a Career Step pharmacy technician student who graduated in 2014.
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Marie Lewis, who works at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd,has been named hospital pharmacy technician of the year for 2003.
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