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Jul 21, 2017

Where can I find a job as a mail order pharmacy technician?

Looking for a mail order job as a registered pharmacy technician in Tampa FL. I would appreciate any help in my job search and any advice or tips about

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Jul 21, 2017

I'm Moving from MA to CA: What do I need to be able to work in CA?

I'm moving from Massachusetts to California. What steps do I need to get a new job there? I'm nationally certified by PTCB and registered/licensed in

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Jul 21, 2017

PharmTech and Pharmacist Responsibilities and My Personal Privacy

PharmTech and Pharmacist Responsibilities and My Personal Privacy

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Jul 21, 2017

What is the best way to prepare a solution in an empty sterile vial?

Trying to determine the best way to prepare a solution in an empty sterile vial. My biggest concern is finding a way to equalize the pressure in the

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Jul 21, 2017

Where do I find a Training/Education Program to Become a Nuclear Pharmacy Technician?

I'm a licensed pharmacy tech and I am trying to find information about becoming a nuclear pharmacy technician. I was told, the training is different from

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Jul 20, 2017

Northern Minnesota Pharmacy looking for certified and experienced compounding techs

Any certified techs with compounding experience out there willing to share compounding experiences with a Northern Minnesota Pharmacy?

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Jul 20, 2017

Walgreens Intercom Plus Question: What is the shortcut to get to the return to stock call list?

New tech at Walgreens. I am learning the shortcuts of intercom plus and was wondering what the shortcut was to get to the return to stock call list?

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Jul 20, 2017

Days Supply Question: Do we always round down when after figuring the Days Supply, the answer includes a fraction?

When the days supply is calculated and the answer is a fraction do I always round down? ie: tt,po,q4-6h,pp, qty 20

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Jul 20, 2017

Which Type of Practitioner is Identified as the letter "A" on a DEA number?

On a DEA number, what type of practitioner would be identified as the letter 'A'?

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Jul 20, 2017

How do you figure Days Supply for BD Needles (Pen Needles and such)

How do you figure days supply for the BD Pen needles?

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Jul 19, 2017

Pravachol 40mg-How many doses are a 90-Day Supply?

Mr. Bob Day receives Pravachol 40 mg po daily to lower his cholesterol levels. How many doses would be dispensed for a 90 day supply?

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Jul 19, 2017

Apothecaries System

Apothecaries System of Weights and Measures for Pharmacy Technicians

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Jul 15, 2017

In Tennesse, If a doctor calls in an rx and states DAW 1, do they have to escribe/fax in stating that?

IN TENNESSE IF A PHYSICIANS OFFICE CALLS IN A PRESCRIPTION AND STATES DISPENSE BRAND ONLY CAN THE PHARMACIST WRITE BRAND NECESSARY OR DISPENSE AS WRITTEN?

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Jul 15, 2017

How does Omitting the DAW affect the insurance company, the pharmacy, and the patient?

How does ignoring DAW comments affect the insurance company. What if the pharmacist by mistake ignores the DAW comment and dispenses generic drug. How

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Jul 15, 2017

Physician: Why does Medicare Part B require "Dispense As Written" on a prescription for a generic medication?

Why does Medicare (Part B) require dispense as written on the prescription for a generic medication? I sent a patient out with a prescription for a generic

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Jul 15, 2017

If a prescription originally had a DAW #0, and has been refilled several times, can a refill be filled and processed with a DAW 2

If a prescription originally was with DAW 0 with 4 refills, example Synthroid, can a refill can be processed with DAW 2 even if was originally with the

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Jul 15, 2017

What DAW code number is best when the patients insurance prefers a brand name medication?

Which DAW # should I use when the patient's insurance company prefers a brand name medication?

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Jul 15, 2017

Do Some Generics Have Different Side Effects Than Others?

My MD writes my hydrocodone/APAP as Norco. My pharmacy gives me generic hydrocodone/APAP, it seems some generic brands are better than others. Last generic

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Jul 10, 2017

When Calling Prescription Insurance Companies, do they need the pharmacies NPI or NABP?

When you call a prescription insurance company, are you supposed to give them your pharmacy's NPI or NABP? I know what the letters stand for, but what's

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Jul 08, 2017

I'm Registered & Certified in California but moving to Canada. How will this work?

Hi i currently am registered and certified in the state of California. I will be moving to Canada in some time and would like to know if i have to get

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Jul 08, 2017

Cough Syrup: 240ml, Take 10 ml every 4 hours-What is Days Supply?

If your cough syrup has 240 ml and you take 10ml at a rate of every 4 hours, how soon will it run out and/or how long would it be until when you are able

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Jul 08, 2017

What do I need to become a Licensed PharmTech in Alaska?

I am a nationally certified pharmacy technician. I have been certified by PTCB since 1997. I have been working as a pharmacy technician for over 30 years

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Jul 08, 2017

If someone has two prescription insurance policies, can both be billed for a prescription? How does this work?

If someone has two health insurance policies, the primary through their employer and the secondary through their spouses employer, and they both have prescription

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Jul 08, 2017

A question regarding state requirements, and the PA Board of Pharmacy

Is Allied Online School recognized by the Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy? I want to do an online school for pharmacy tech and I need to know if it meets

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Jul 08, 2017

Day Supply Question: 3/4 tablet every 6 hours-#35

3/4 of a tablet every 6 hours with #35 quantity is how many days worth?

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Jul 08, 2017

Days Supply Question for Liquid Medicine: 120ml, 10ml every 8 hours?

4 ounces = 120ml: Take/Give 10ml every 8 hours. How many days supply is that?

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Jul 07, 2017

50 pills: 1 pill by mouth every 6 hours prn. What is days supply?

50 pills, 1 pill by mouth every 6 hours as needed. How many days will this last?

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Jul 07, 2017

Days Supply on 1/2 Tablet Three Times Weekly, #20?

How do you find a day supply of a prescription of 1/2 tablet 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) with a quantity of 20?

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Jul 07, 2017

How do I get Registered to be a PharmTech in California?

How do I become registered to be a PharmTech in California? I have a current PharmTech license in Nevada.

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Jul 07, 2017

What options are available to a PharmTech to obtain refill authorization if the Doctors office is closed?

What options are available to a pharmacy technician to obtain prescription refill authorization if the doctors office is closed?

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Jul 07, 2017

What is the Days Supply for "1 TSP PO BID", 240ML?

Give 1 tsp PO bid Disp: 240ml What is the days’ supply of this suspension?

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Jul 07, 2017

Licensed PharmTech from another state, what are requirements here in Arizona?

Hi i'm a licensed pharmacy technician from California, and i just moved here in Arizona i want to know if i can use my license to work here in Arizona

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Jul 06, 2017

Air Force Pharmacy Technician 4POX1

Air Force Pharmacy Technician 4POX1: Requirements, Training/Basic School, Mandatory Knowledge,

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Jul 06, 2017

Days Supply Question; Also, What is the easiest way to remember the top 200 drugs?

I've never been that great at math. Trying to find out simple days supply is not always easy for me. For example, if someone has a script for a medication

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Jul 06, 2017

Day Supply Question: When figuring Days Supply, does the calculation include the day it is filled?

Does the day supply calculation include the first day a prescription is filled?

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Jul 06, 2017

Days Supply on Byetta and Symlin (Injectables): Is it always a 30 Days Supply?

what is the day supply on Byetta and Symlin the injectables for diabetes is it always 30 days supply

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Jul 06, 2017

Insurance Company says Cough Medicine with Codeine is Over-The-Counter?

My insurance company will not pay for cough medicine with codeine because they say it is an over the counter drug. I'm unable to find one pharmacy in Alaska

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Jul 06, 2017

How do I sign up for Continuing Education Credits from Power Pak?

How do I sign up for this continuing education option (PowerPak)?

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Jul 06, 2017

How do I get Medco to Authroize a refill 2 days early on Adderall

How do I get Medco to authorize paying for an Adderall script 2 days early?

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Jul 06, 2017

I.V. awareness in compounding

What does a technician need to be aware of before, during, and after compounding an i.v.?

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Jul 06, 2017

If I have ADD can I be a pharmacy Tech still?

If I have ADD and take ritalin for it, will that hinder my chances of becoming a pharmacy technician or getting a job?

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Jul 06, 2017

Question About Dispensing and Billing For Short Cycle at a Homecare Pharmacy

The homecare pharmacy where I work just went to an automated system. In the past, we dispensed medications to our adult family homes as a 30 day supply.

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Jul 05, 2017

Can a PharmTech Write "DAW #1" on an Rx?

If a DAW code is called in by the MD or Patient, does it require documentation by the RPh or is a Tech allowed to write it on the prescription?

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Jul 05, 2017

Liquid Concentration Pharmacy Math Question

A prescription calls for 100 mg of a drug that you have in a 250 mg/5 ml concentration. How many ml of the liquid do you need?

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Jul 05, 2017

Question on Pediatric Weight-Based Liquid Dosing

A drug is ordered for a child. The order says 30mg/kg of drug Z, b.i.d, P.O. for 7 days. The drug you have on hand is mixed 100mg per 5 cc. The mother

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Jul 05, 2017

What is the Beginning Volume of a 30% solution, diluted to 750ml and is now a 20% Solution?

What is the beginning volume of a 30% solution. It was diluted to 750 ml and is now a 20% solution.

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Jul 05, 2017

Questions on Molecular Mass In MMOL

I need to know the molecular mass in mol for the following? 1. 72g glucose 2. 50mg ATP 3. The amount of NaCl in 150ml of a 2mM NaCl solution 4. The amount

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Jul 02, 2017

Days Supply Question on Norco 10mg/325mg: Take Every 8 Hours

Take every 8 hours. How many days supply is that?

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Jul 02, 2017

Ashworth College Online PharmTech Program

Ashworth College Online PharmTech Program - Self-Paced, Teachers Available for Help, Externships Included, Completely Online, Etc.

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