In September of 2019, I spent some time in the state capital of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, on behalf of the Emily Jerry Foundation. I was working with the Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists (PSHP) team of pharmacy experts,… Read More
Posted on September 26, 2019
Advocating for Standards in PA with Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists (PSHP)
I spent the day, yesterday, in Harrisburg, working with a stellar team of pharmacy experts from the Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists (PSHP). The primary focus of the day, was on educating the legislators on the vital importance of passing PA HB770 (Pharmacy Technicain Registration and Training) from an overall public safety standpoint.
Unfortunately, Pennsylvania is one of only four states, that currently have absolutely NO oversight of their pharmacy technicians, by their state board of pharmacy. This is an enormous public safety issue when you take into account the fact that pharmacy technicians, in all of our nation’s hospitals & medical facilities, are responsible for compounding VIRTUALLY ALL intravenous (IV) medications that go directly into patient’s circulatory systems!
You can learn more about the the Emily Jerry Foundation’s National Pharmacy Technician Initiative & Interactive Scorecard on the bottom of our homepage at emilyjerryfoundation.org.