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Alisha Blake

Updated 17 hours ago

GIVE ME A FREAKING BREAK!!!!!!!! - 28 Replies

I work for cvs as a tech its,awful over worked under paid under staffed they just use me to work the drive thru while the lead techs rekax and do...


Updated 2 days ago

"PTCB test is easy to pass once you have the right book" - 1536 Replies

[QUOTE who="urus in Westborough, Massachusetts"]hello friends i got few mail for pdf books , i will send it tomorrow to a;; of you sorry for...


Updated 7 days ago

"Why becoming a certified pharmacy technician is not worth your time" - 209 Replies

I've been a certified pharmacy tech for a few years now. Have over 2 yrs of pharmacy job experience. I recently had to leave my job because of budget...

Nettie Bailey

Updated 11 days ago

Apps to help study for exam? - 1 Reply

Yes the creaters of the test created an app just for the math. For android users it a green background with white PTCB letters. And, if your bought...


Updated 12 days ago

Could a person become a pharmacy tech just by taking the test and passing? - 31 Replies

[QUOTE who="tclan5 in Wesley Chapel, Florida"]Were you able to register in Florida? If so, how did you go about it? I just moved here from TX, and in...


Updated 13 days ago

I hate my new pharmacy tech job! How can I cope with it since I cant afford to quit? - 18 Replies

I loved reading your reply!!


Updated 15 days ago

the worse place to work as a Pharmacy Technician - 489 Replies

I got 12.00 / hour not worth the time go to McDonalds


Updated 26 days ago

Renewal of pharmacy technician License in the state of Illinois - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="Julia in Darien, Illinois"]How to renew pharmacy technician license in the state of Illinois. My license is going to expire on 31 March...

Barb24 in Wheaton, Illinois

Updated 1 month ago

CPhT- Frustrated and Disappointed!!! - 43 Replies

Is it just me or does it seem like a total waste of time and energy to obtain a CPhT? I enrolled in a vocational school in May of 2012, spent seven...

disgusted in Frederick, Maryland

Updated 1 month ago

"Why you don't want to start off your pharmacy technican experience at CVS/Pharmacy" - 92 Replies

Personally, I have never read a post regarding working at CVS/Pharmacy as a positive experience. In my opinion the majority of pharmacy technicians...

ana in Katy, Texas

Updated 1 month ago


I need help with some math calculations, i think the percentages and ratios throw me off. Can you please help me set-up the problem or tell me which...

Amy H in West Virginia

Updated 1 month ago

Did you take your PTCE Exam? Please come here and help others.... - 942 Replies

Greetings, If you taken your PTCE Exam, it would be of great help to everyone to know what you seen (if you can remember) on your exam. If you...

Vanessa in Richmond, Virginia

Updated 1 month ago

PTCB EXAM RESULTS...along with a question - 1142 Replies

I took the test on aug. 27th which was the first day of the testing window. It took up until 30 minutes ago [midnight] to get my results [I PASSED...

kimm33 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Updated 1 month ago

Is there a trick to remember the abbreviations for routes of administration/dosage forms? - 10 Replies

Is there a trick to remember the abbreviations for the various routes of administration? for example AU = each ear, AS= left ear. Or does anyone have...

Kevin in Boerne, Texas

Updated 2 months ago

CVS CA pharm tech salary? - 1 Reply

hi guys, so i am about to begin my pharmacy technician journey at CVS. i live in the north bay in california. i want to know if i can get more...

Kevin in Boerne, Texas

Updated 2 months ago


I'm a certified pharmacy tech, have more than 4 years experience and I think all of these schools are SCAMS!! Why would you pay thousands of dollars...

KCphT in Des Plaines, Illinois

Updated 2 months ago

How Do You Renew an Expired Pharm Tech License?? - 30 Replies

I am an Illinois resident, and I did not renew my pharmacy technician license this year because I could not find a job as a pharm tech, and my...

Angel in Tacoma, Washington

Updated 2 months ago

WA state approved pharm tech??? - 8 Replies

Hey I just quit my job at WALMART (never ever ever work there, I tried getting my foot in the door at the pharmacy and I was in as a cashier for...

Shabnam in Illinois

Updated 2 months ago

what kind of questions appear in PTCB? - 19 Replies

hello. ill be taking the exam couple of months from now. just wanna know what kind of questions usually appear in the exam? so many topics in the...

Iyyi in Honolulu, Hawaii

Updated 2 months ago

Requirements for PTCB for Foreign Pharmacists. - 1 Reply

Hello. Could somebody help me in complying the requirements for PTCB. Im a registered Pharmacist in the Philippines and realky confused about the...

Flora in Fort Worth, Texas

Updated 3 months ago

I'm a new tech at Walmart pharmacy, i'm still confused on using the Connexus system such as billing problems and insurance info - 324 Replies

What are the steps to solve billing problems such as INCORRECT NDC NUMBER, REFILL TOO SOON, etc. or anything else would be helpful? thanks for the...

Caila in Bothell, Washington

Updated 3 months ago

Thinking of a 2 year Pharmacy Tech program? Waste of time, money, and heres why.... - 164 Replies

Thinking about attending a 2 year legit jr college? Your probably thinking that this 2 year degree means something, as a pharmacy tech it really does...


Updated 3 months ago

Can I just learn the top 200 drugs for PTCB exam? - 85 Replies

I am preparing for PTCB exam, and I find it is very difficult to memorize all the drugs from the book. It is like 70 drugs for every chapter, and...

AJ Holleran in Boca Raton, Florida

Certified Pharmacy Technicians Wanted! **$17.00/hr+**

Our client is changing the way Americans access pharmacies. Your job is to help our patients save money on their prescriptions while providing...

Stressed tf out in Salisbury, Maryland

Updated 4 months ago

RITE-AID - 115 Replies


Dsell123 in Salt Lake City, Utah

Reconstitute mass to volume

How to convert 8g powder(antibiotic) to 67 ml volume? How much water is added? I figured about 5 oz?

cynthia Amoako in Worcester, Massachusetts

Updated 5 months ago

Inputting @ walmart - 1 Reply

Has anyone heard, all Wal-Mart pharmacy Techs have to be 95% at inputting accuracy or will have to leave the pharmacy, even if they can fill and take...

Barb24 in Wheaton, Illinois

Updated 5 months ago

How to get a Pharmacy technician job with no previous retail or hospital experience? - 341 Replies

Been turned down for 4 years as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Went to school got certified and registered. The problem, I have No experience. So...

HANKUBYA in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Updated 6 months ago

Rite Aid Pharmacy Tech and what is the deal with breaks? - 9 Replies

I just spent 2 years in college, graduated with my Pharmacy Tech training. Then went in June of and took my boards, passed them. I got hired in at...

ruben123 in Houston, Texas

Updated 6 months ago

Study Group for self-study pharmacy techs in Houston - 20 Replies

Hi! Is anyone in the Houston area studying for the pharmacy tech certification test? I would like a study-buddy just to run flash cards with,...

Beba091 in Orlando, Florida

Updated 6 months ago

Best places to work for? - 225 Replies

I am taking the certification test on December 13th. I was just wondering where the best places to work at are? I work at walgreens as of now(not in...


Updated 6 months ago

Who all is using Penn Foster as their school of choice? - 244 Replies

I am, I currently have about 14 more tests to complete, so far I like it, I've been halted a bit due to other reasons, but it seems very informative...

Pharmnat in Texas

It is Hard to get hours!!! And even harder to get decent PAY!

I know a little bit of extra income would help us struggling techs out! I was introduced to this affiliate program about a year ago. You know all...

Pharmnat in Texas

Updated 6 months ago

Hours being Cut, skimping on supplies Etc..Rite Aid is a Sinking boat - 4 Replies

I didn't believe the hype when I first started chatting on this site. But as of July 01, 2010, I have went from 35 hours a week to 20 hours a week!!...

ziizo in San Diego, California

Updated 7 months ago

Question regarding to PTCB exam - 98 Replies

Hello I wish to take the PTCB exam soon, and was going to register via the internet but one of the rule they have is "I acknowledge that I will not...

TD in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Updated 7 months ago

externship - 89 Replies

I finished my in-class Pharmacy Tech program and now I need to just do my externship to finish the course. What can I expect during the externship...

Pharmacytech trying to get a chance in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Updated 7 months ago

Ready to give up - 4 Replies

Hi guys. I am a state licensed pharmacy technician and I cannot find a job to save my life. I have tried temp agencies and retail stores and I never...

Delvmlan5 in Nutley, New Jersey

Is it possible to go straight into a hosptial Pharmacy Tech role?

So I am studying (on my own) for the certified Pharmacy tech exam and am aiming to take it soon. Assuming I pass I would then like to work as a Pharm...

T.P. in Jacksonville, Florida

Updated 8 months ago

Pharmacy Tech hourly wage?? READ PLEASE - 7 Replies

I'm still deciding whether pharmacy tech or medical coding and billing. I know medical coding pays wayyy more but i've been reading of how hard it is...

Maria in King City, California

Updated 8 months ago

Boston Reed Pharmcay Tech Class?? - 126 Replies

Hi, i am deciding whether i should attend a Boston Reed Pharmacy Tech course, which is about a 7 month program, or Enroll in a regular vocational...

Msjffry49 in Dumfries, Virginia

Updated 8 months ago

How does tech get IV certified? - 187 Replies

I see alot of comments on this board recommending IV Certification. How do you go about doing that? Thanks.

anitablair66@*****.*** in Spokane, Washington

Updated 9 months ago

Bad Pharmacy Tech Schools - 216 Replies

I thought we could list schools that we've been to that are not worth it, so that other people thinking about going to pharm tech schools can make...

missmae412 in Irwin, Pennsylvania

Updated 10 months ago

Not Sure How to Prepare for the PTCE, or What Books to Use? Read This! ^_^ - 11 Replies

Hello everyone. I have seen many people on here who are unsure about how to prepare for the PTCE or what books they should use. I hope my posts helps...

Jessica in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 10 months ago


Hi, I live in California, and I was wondering if it was a requirement to go to school and take classes and get a degree like aa for pharmacy tech....

Don't DO it in Cheshire, Connecticut

Updated 10 months ago

retail vs. long term care vs. hospital - 1 Reply

I am currently working in a long term care pharmacy. I am looking for a new experience, and would like to go into a hospital setting. I've heard alot...

Latoya in Los Angeles, California

Updated 10 months ago

CVS Dress code? Pay and other - 25 Replies

Awaiting my background check, but just curious about something about the job. Havent really had a chance to talk to manager about this. What is the...

J7MickiesMom in Charleston, South Carolina

Pay Raises for Hospital Pharmacy Technicians?

Greetings Everyone! While doing a little research on the differences in pay between hospital and retail pharmacy technicians, I came across a post...

ShippoFoxD in Mountlake Terrace, Washington

Transferring to Washington State and needing a state license?

I am a new resident to Washington State who is transferring in from Texas. I have my National Cert. and my State certs from Texas, and Georgia. I've...

UsernameATF in Yakima, Washington

Future pharmacy technicians check out my website!

Hello to all future pharmacy techs my name is Anthony and I just launched my own website for pharmacy techs to study on it's called...

Super nervous

Updated 11 months ago

for people who took the ExCPT - 5 Replies

If you took the was it? I've order the national pharmacy technician training program book. I've read all the chapters and have done...

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