PHARMACISTS DON'T HAVE TIME FOR PATIENTS: STUDY

NEW YORK -- During a time when supermarket pharmacists are being called upon to focus heavily on patient care and whole-health education, a study commissioned by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Alexandra, Va., revealed that pharmacists have little time to spend on these important matters.Instead, they are devoting two-thirds of their time to administrative tasks such as data entry required

NEW YORK -- During a time when supermarket pharmacists are being called upon to focus heavily on patient care and whole-health education, a study commissioned by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Alexandra, Va., revealed that pharmacists have little time to spend on these important matters.

Instead, they are devoting two-thirds of their time to administrative tasks such as data entry required for processing prescriptions, administering insurance claims and resolving confl

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