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CPhT Strong

Stories from the Front Lines

#CPhTStrong honors the nation’s pharmacy technicians who show heroic strength, courage, and hope as they face unprecedented demands in the battle against COVID-19. Many technicians take on increased responsibilities and long hours to support vulnerable patients, address medication shortages, prepare essential medications, restock supplies, and console the ill, all while risking their own health. 

What’s happening in your pharmacy and how are you managing? Submit your own COVID-19 story, with a photo or video, and PTCB will feature selected stories. Share your story.

Change in Process: Medication History Interviews

May 21, 2020

Change in Process: Medication History Interviews

"As a technician working in the ED, I do medication history interviews with admitted patients before they head upstairs to their room."

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Living Everyday With Gratitude

May 20, 2020

Living Everyday With Gratitude

"I didn't know how much COVID-19 would disturb my life, but I soon was about to find out..."

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Compounding During COVID-19

May 20, 2020

Compounding During COVID-19

"We come in, change our clothes and shoes, put on our PPE after scrubbing and begin our compounding for the day of chemotherapy,"

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 Continuing the Fight in San Antonio, Texas

May 20, 2020

Continuing the Fight in San Antonio, Texas

"We will be here until one of two things happens: we are physically too tired to stand or we are not needed anymore."

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Chaos, Criticism and Challenges

May 19, 2020

Chaos, Criticism and Challenges

"We have put ourselves and families at risk, and rely on each other a great deal more than before COVID-19..."

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One Smile, A Lifetime of Memories

May 19, 2020

One Smile, A Lifetime of Memories

"I have stepped up to help our fellow chain stores while their employees recover from quarantine. No matter what it takes, we do what we have to do."

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Getting Through the “Craziness”

May 19, 2020

Getting Through the “Craziness”

"We all are doing whatever needs to be done to keep our customers safe until this is over..."

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Compounding Alcohol Antiseptic Solution

May 19, 2020

Compounding Alcohol Antiseptic Solution

"We compound this 80% solution inside 55 gallon barrels and ship them off to other hospitals under the health system."

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Controlling What I Can

May 19, 2020

Controlling What I Can

"We’ve split into teams to keep from containing the whole pharmacy if one of us gets it, so now..."

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