Prescription drug abuse within the profession of pharmacy is a rising threat that must be addressed. While familiarity of drugs, work-related stress, family history and enabling may contribute to addiction disorders, chemical impairment by the pharmacist can posse serious risks to patient care. Help is available for the struggling pharmacist in the form of treatment facilities and support networks for recovery.
Miller BJ, Nguyen CC, Stevens JP, Edmonds NJ, Naseman RW, Milks MM. Prescription Drug Abuse: The Pharmacist's Occupational Hazard. PAW Review. 2010 Nov 01; 1(2):Article 6 14-16 . Available from: https://digitalcommons.onu.edu/paw_review/vol1/iss2/6. Free full text article.