Magazine article Drug Topics

United It Seeks to Stand

Magazine article Drug Topics

United It Seeks to Stand

Article excerpt

Pharmacists who are employees at chain or independent drugstores may want to look over a recently revived organi

zation that claims to have their best interests at heart.

Raymond R. Carlson, R.Ph., told Drug Topics that his organization, the National Association of Employee Pharmacists (NAEP), seeks to serve as a professional voice for pharmacists concerned about issues especially pertinent to them, including concerns about high-volume dispensing demands and Pharm.D. requirements. He emphasized, however, that NAEP has no plans to serve as a pharmacists' union.

"We are not an attempt to unionize," he commented. "We want only to take our rightful place at the roundtable discussions with other professional organi

zations." Carlson pointed out that he has worked for chain drugstores for many years and now works for an independent drugstore in Niles, Ohio.

NAEP was first formed back in May 1991, he recalled. But it was put on the "back burner" until November of last year, when he and a few associates decided to relaunch it. …

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