Tackling pharmacy inventory for the pharmacy technician

November 14, 2017
Target Audience:

Technicians in community-based practice.

Universal program number: 0401-0000-17-251-L04-T
CE Broker tracking number: 20-622716

Activity type: Knowledge-based
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT


Inventory is one of the largest controllable expenses in the community pharmacy. Managing inventory to have the right mix of products on hand to meet patient needs while not overstocking is a key business goal. In this program, important inventory control processes will be reviewed along with actions the pharmacy technician can own to improve inventory control.

Learning objectives:
  1. Describe the impact that pharmacy inventory can have on cash flow of a business.
  2. Review the importance of stock rotation, out-of-date controls and pharmacy returns.
  3. Define the actions the technician can take to help control supply and RX product inventory.

To obtain credit:

Attendees must participate in the entire program by viewing the presentation on a smartphone, tablet or desktop or laptop computer, listening to the presenters with audio from the device or a linked telephone connection, responding to polling questions and submitting questions within the GotoWebinar platform. Following the presentation, attendees must return to the lesson within Drug Store News to attest to active participation and to select a participation code that will be displayed by the moderator during the on-screen presentation. An evaluation of the program is also required.

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Drug Store News is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This CPE activity is approved for technicians and is worth 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs).

Course summary
Credit hours: 
  • 1.00 Technician
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Event starts: 
11/14/2017 - 8:00pm
Event ends: 
11/14/2017 - 9:00pm

By Corinn Floyd, PharmD, PGY2 ambulatory care resident, The Center for Pharmacy Care and Paul Higginbotham, RPh, director of retail pharmacy operations, Allegheny Health Network

Corinn Floyd, Paul Higginbotham and the DSN editorial and continuing education staff do not have any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this lesson.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Technician

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