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In October 2023, three of the nation’s leading pharmacy organizations – the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)– convened a multi-day summit in Arlington, Virginia to discuss the very serious issues of “high stress levels and occupational burnout across pharmacy practice settings.”

An overriding theme of the summit was the sense that pharmacists have too much to do, and simply not enough hours in the day in which to get it all done. And for many pharmacists, the volume of work precludes them from taking time to focus on mental health issues – both their own well-being as well as that of staff members.

Summit participants included representatives from independent pharmacies, health-system pharmacies, boards of pharmacy, school and colleges of pharmacy, and professional pharmacy associations. The discussions focused on five specific areas: practice advancement, mental health, workforce, regulatory requirements, and technology and workflow efficiencies. A takeaway from the conference was an impressive list of action items, detailed in an accompanying report titled “Implementing Solutions: Building a sustainable, healthy pharmacy workforce and workplace.” Read more >

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