NHA News Center

      Pharmacy Times® and NHA to Produce Inaugural Pharmacy Technician Supplement

      Posted by Erin Venable on October 2020

      CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pharmacy Times®, the leading multimedia resource for pharmacy professionals, in collaboration with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), will publish The Pharmacy Technician Edition™, an inaugural supplement for pharmacy technician team members, in tandem with its October issue.

      “Pharmacy technicians serve as a valuable player for the pharmacy team and really make a difference in the lives of their patients by being an integral part of their care plan,” said John Hydrusko, vice president of Pharmacy & Healthcare Communications, LLC, publisher of Pharmacy Times®. “We look forward to launching this original resource developed for these technicians in partnership with the National Healthcareer Association.”

      A recent Gallup poll found that Americans trust pharmacy professionals as much as they do medical doctors. Pharmacy technicians play a vital role in building that trust with patients. This supplement will serve as an original resource on the expanding technician role and how technicians affect the whole pharmacy team. As pharmacies continue to provide more direct patient-care services and pharmacists carry a heavier workload resulting from the pandemic, pharmacy technicians are increasingly taking on new responsibilities, such as COVID-19 testing.

      The inaugural issue of The Pharmacy Technician Edition™ will provide resources to educate pharmacy technicians about taking on an expanded role in the pharmacy and acquiring increased responsibilities. Articles in the supplement will cover training, essential skills to elevate pharmacy careers, updates to technicians’ roles after COVID-19, and positive outcomes for patients using opioids and more.

      “NHA is thrilled to support Pharmacy Times on this exciting project that gives pharmacy technicians their own place for news and information. The supplement is a perfect example of collaboration amongst industry leaders that have come together to put pharmacy technicians first and help elevate the profession,” says Jessica Langley-Loep, executive director of education and advocacy for NHA.

      To access current online articles related to the pharmacy technician role, visit the Pharmacy Times® Pharmacy Tech resource center.

      The full supplement may be viewed online by clicking here.

      Topics: pharmacy, pharm tech, ExCPT, nha news

      Subscribe to our Blog


      For media inquiries, please contact Jessica Langley at jessica.langley@ascendlearning.com.

      NHA Mission Statement

      Empowering people to access a better future.

      NHA Vision Statement

      As the industry leader, we are passionately committed to develop, advance and advocate for the frontline healthcare worker, resulting in improved patient care.

      The NHA Approach

      NHA’s proven results elevate and impact the lives of individuals, schools and businesses in allied health. Our comprehensive certification and preparation resources provide our clients with access to the professional success they desire. NHA provides continuity for educators and employers seeking a partner with multiple certification options, giving students and employers a trusted path to skills growth and career advancement.