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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.

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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Keeping Our Patients and Each Other as Safe as Possible

May 19, 2020

Keeping Our Patients and Each Other as Safe as Possible

"We all have to be careful and wash hands regularly, disinfect surfaces, and keep work clothes clean."

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Fighting for My Patients

May 19, 2020

Fighting for My Patients

"The stress is enormous and the pressures are higher than ever, but somehow I must keep going because I cannot give up fighting for my patients."

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We Will Get Through This

May 18, 2020

We Will Get Through This

“Working as a pharmacy technician at a mental health institute has been hard during COVID-19."

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Showing Up With a Smile

May 18, 2020

Showing Up With a Smile

“Each day brings us to think, is today going to be the day? But we show up anyway accepting all the risks..."

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We Are the Voice on the Other End

May 18, 2020

We Are the Voice on the Other End

"This pandemic has changed so much but what it hasn't changed is how we make a difference in our patients’ lives..."

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Helping Each Other Get Through Our Day

May 18, 2020

Helping Each Other Get Through Our Day

“I have worked in a retail pharmacy for 15 years now, and I honestly have never seen it like it has been."

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