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Pharmaceutical technology is an applied science which involves the methodology, procedure, preparation, packaging, storing, and distribution of prescribed medications used for the treatment of patients. A pharmacy technician is a trained and educated individual who is licensed and/or certified to prepare and dispense these prescribed medications at a pharmacy.

There are a number of duties that a pharmacy technician performs. When an incoming prescription is received, the pharmacy technician checks for its accuracy and then prepares the medication for distribution. This entails measuring the medication and dispensing the labels and information pamphlets. Pharmacy technicians may also perform a number of administrative tasks which include managing the pharmacy´s inventory, contacting physicians, taking refills from patients over the telephone, or running the cashier...Read More

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