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Test Prep Blog for the PTCB® Exam

Calculating Medicine Doses

Performing pharmacy calculations is an essential function of a pharmacy technician, regardless of the practice setting. The pharmacy technician must be fluent and comfortable calculating the dosing of a medication, as this is a large portion of the calculations being performed. Calculation Types...

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Job Opportunities for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

As mentioned in our blog about jobs in pharmacy, the profession of pharmacy has a plethora of job opportunities available for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Although positions within the retail or hospital setting are the most prevalent as of late, there are many other opportunities a...

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Pharmacy Weight and Volume Measurement Conversions

Being able to accurately calculate and measure weight, length, and volume is an essential skill to have in pharmacy practice. Pharmacy technicians should be confident in doing these calculations and also be comfortable with common measuring unit conversions. Remembering these simple pharmacy pear...

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Medication Suffixes

Almost every adult is taking at least one medication on a daily basis. Many of the drug names can be hard to pronounce, and it can be even harder to remember the purpose for prescribing them. Then, to make it even more complicated, a single medication can be interchangeably known by its brand or ...

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The Value of Vitamins

Certain vitamins and minerals are essential for our bodies to function properly and maintain an equilibrium (scientifically known as homeostasis). How Vitamins Work In simple terms, think of your body as an automobile. Without adequate levels of oil, gas, and coolant, your vehicle will not func...

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Calculating Medicine Doses

Performing pharmacy calculations is an essential function of a pharmacy…

Job Opportunities for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

As mentioned in our blog about jobs in pharmacy, the profession of phar…

Pharmacy Weight and Volume Measurement Conversions

Being able to accurately calculate and measure weight, length, and volu…