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u/wolfparking · 2 pointsr/pharmacy

There is a guide floating around somewhere. I used an older version of it when I graduated, but I'm certain it has been renovated/updated since then. Here's the link to the full version on Amazon:

(the condensed guide on is 59 pages or so. I found it from someone on this forum:

I studied federal law from this book ( (I had the previous edition). It wasn't very helpful for me, but some people mentioned that they had some benefit from it, so I studied it.

I took some prempje exams from this website:

  • I purchased the combo package of 7 exams (at the bottom of the "All other states" link) and used them after I felt like I was ready to take the exam. It was useful to some degree to review some of the more obscure questions, and I remember seeing a couple of questions on it on the MPJE. I found it at the recommendation of someone that studied from it and found it extremely helpful, but again that wasn't my experience.

    The whole experience: After I felt like I had a solid grasp on the Cacciatore guide, I went through the law book once, studied the list of controlled substances, took the 7 prempje quizzes and then took the actual MPJE.

    Good luck
u/liqid8r · 3 pointsr/pharmacy

I loved reading Ten Drugs by Thomas Hager. It's basically a history (very eloquently told) of the most important medications ever developed:

Also, if you are interested in the process of drug development , you'll enjoy The Billion Dollar Molecule by Barry Werth. Fascinating read about a start up that became Vertex ($45BN market cap).

u/taRxheel · 2 pointsr/pharmacy

I used to feel that way too. Depending on your preceptor, it might feel like a fun discussion or like they're just tearing you apart. I think what changed for me was when I actually started to understand statistics on a deeper level and also when I started precepting myself and had to lead journal clubs.

It can be an exercise in misery if your article is well done or you're not into the subject matter. But when you realize how flimsy a lot of "Bible truths" in medicine are - studies choose their methods and statistical tests poorly, conflicts of interest, and especially intentionally-withheld negative studies - it gets more interesting. There's just something satisfying about ripping apart a bad piece of primary lit.

Here's an exercise: pick your favorite pharmacotherapy dogma from school or rotations, then dig into it and see what the evidence base really is. You may be surprised how little it takes to become accepted as a cornerstone of medicine.

It's still early in your year, so likely you have more journal clubs ahead of you. Do yourself a favor and drop $7.50 on How to Lie with Statistics. For less than a meal out, you'll at least be more prepared to approach the literature.

u/Librijunki · 2 pointsr/pharmacy

A couple of med students wrote a great book. It is a pretty easy read and makes healthcare delivery understandable. I think everyone should have to read it. Not just healthcare workers, everyone.

Anyway, it's pretty cheap [check it out] (

u/Hellavor · 6 pointsr/pharmacy

Not disagreeing with any of the suggestions here, but for a tech you do not really need a college course that is post algebra. I generally don't like to recommend biology, because in reality it is useless. Take an anatomy class instead. Physics and chemistry are take it or leave it options; I honestly don't believe they will help you as a tech.

Being a tech (and getting certified) is not hard. I started working as a tech in high school, registered with the board of pharmacy almost immediately once I started college and got my CPhT in freshman(?) year of college.

A lot of the stuff you do as a tech is unique and therefore will not be learned from a calculus course or gen bio/chem/physics. If you're dead set on taking courses, look online for some tech specific courses in your area. Otherwise, I'd recommend some of the books, as they are really great learning materials and prepared me superbly.


were the two the I used, and I passed with a pretty high score.

u/TheTacticalDragon · 3 pointsr/pharmacy

I took the exam last year, but besides the new opioid law/recommendation, nothing else has changed.

All I did was read the following sources:
"Guide to Federal Pharmacy Law" by Reiss
: Link

Also download the pharmacy study packet from the website. You don't need to go to the physical office to buy it, you can just find which chapters and laws are in the guide and just download them from online. But pretty much all you need to really know is "247 CMR" from the MA website which is pretty much the pharmacy laws. READ ALL OF 247 CMR. it's not incredibly long, so a single day is all you need.

Read the "DEA pharmacists manual". Beyond these 3 sources, there isn't really anything else that you need to know that you shouldn't already know from pharmacy school/actual practice.

u/lskywalker918 · 2 pointsr/pharmacy

This was my lifesaver during rotations and it's easier to tote around vs. the actual Dipiro.

In addition to what others have mentioned, also look into diagnosis criteria for depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, anxiety.

On the safety side, since you'll be in the wards. Always be aware of your surrounding. Make sure no patient is behind you. And when you enter a room, make sure you're between the door and the patient. (i.e. patient is not blocking your exit).

u/IAmAeruginosa · 3 pointsr/pharmacy

Not sure how much you're looking to spend, but [here's an example]( of what our school recommended for us for studying Top 200/300. I'm sure there are cheaper alternatives around, but just to give you an idea of what we're talking about!

u/sammerkblammer · 3 pointsr/pharmacy

Not sure which state you will be in, and I didn't spend the money on the RxPrep fed law review, but I used Reiss and Hall Guide to Federal Pharmacy Law. I had it left over from my law class in my last year of didactic, not much has really changed in it and it was a really good overview with quick tips and a large quiz bank at the end of the book. It's about 1/3rd of the price.

I basically read this book one day then read my state laws (BOP FAQs, actually) the next day and did fine on my MPJE.

u/stfk1 · 1 pointr/pharmacy

Highly recommend this book:
PTCB Exam Simplified Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Study Guide

Studied for four days using this book only and passed. My advice for you would be to look at the percentage breakdown of the test sections and focus on the sections that have the fewest pages per percent of test. Aka don't memorize drugs lol. Unless you have the time for that then go right ahead! It'll make you a better tech eventually!

u/ethjstob · 1 pointr/pharmacy

Heres a link to the regulations from the MS BOP:$FILE/Final%20Regs%20clean%204-10-16.pdf?OpenElement

I'm going to study these, plus I've heard This book is a really good federal law book.

When do you plan on taking it? Mine is july 2nd.

u/ikarios · 2 pointsr/pharmacy

I've been having some issues with hand pains lately and I think some of it is related to the three letter stapler use. I got the OK from my FSM to pick up a couple of nicer staplers for me and my partner to use. This electric one for most simple bags:

and this manual one for when I need more precision or need to staple through heavier paper.

I've only put around 15-20 sheets max through the electric one but it's had zero issues so far. The Bostitch uses standard staples and has not jammed or mis-fired a staple yet, I've done as many as 30 sheets with no problems whatsoever. Really happy with both of these.

u/SmangosBubbles · 2 pointsr/pharmacy

We use Gahart's at my institution (as physical books, but it does look like there are e-copies available).

u/t3hch4nk · 0 pointsr/pharmacy

Depending on your rotations, preceptors let you use your smartphone.. I've used epocrates for awhile and its good enough for basic drug info. If anything i'd get THIS

u/CptJango · 1 pointr/pharmacy

Personally, I recommend this one: Mosby's Review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination, 3e

u/Patrick_ODobsky · 4 pointsr/pharmacy

As far as pregnancy books go I use Schaefer Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation and/or Briggs Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation.
Very useful sources but be aware that they are seldom definitive. You'll usually have to make a judgement call (or pass the buck to the patients Doctor since Obs & Gynae do their own thing).

u/tikiporch · 2 pointsr/pharmacy

Mosby's comes highly recommended.

u/hybrid_srt4 · 2 pointsr/pharmacy

Buy this book, read it a few times, and take the PTCE.

u/bkdphi · 2 pointsr/pharmacy

Just take the PTCB which is the national certification, not just the state certification. It is much more convenient in case you move, because if you just take the Florida certification, you would have to take another certification in whichever state you move to.
All I did was study from this book and took the exam and passed.
You are more likely to get a job or at least an interview when you get your tech license first.

Then just follow Code_Brocks advice when you apply to pharmacy school.

u/enfersinge · 2 pointsr/pharmacy

Is there any reason you need the 11th edition over the newer versions?

This doesn't answer your question but here is the 11th edition ($5+shipping) and the 13th. 12th ed is also on there for <$10 shipped.

u/toastthemost · 6 pointsr/pharmacy

>i don't know much about savings/retirement accounts/401k's/ or anything of that nature :/ ... Any dummy guides for someone to learn more about this stuff?

Please read the r/personalfinance wiki.

Basically, you want to start with a budget. Figure out your average expenses and essentials. Get an emergency fund of money in a savings account that you WILL NOT touch unless it truly is an emergency. This fund should cover 6 months of expenses. Basically, if you lose all sources of income, this will keep you from hemorrhaging into debt immediately, and allow you to get on your feet again. Start with a small emergency fund if you have extremely high (e.g. Credit Card/payday loan) interest rate debt.

Then, contribute what the company will match to your retirement.

Then, pay off all of your high-ish interest rate debts (e.g. Student Loans).

Then, max out retirement contributions.

For info about investing, read up. (Get it from a library to invest that money wisely)

>My family was never one to be able to do any of that considering we were the paycheck to paycheck type.

Yeah, try to get out of that mindset quickly. Just because you have money now does not mean you should spend it.

u/ColorsLikeSPACESHIPS · 6 pointsr/pharmacy

I have this one in front of me, it's a decent reference and it's not very expensive. I used a different one to study for my CPhT, but I lent it to someone and can't remember the name of it. Really any basic pharmacy book should teach you the rudiments - SIG codes, pharmacy calculations/conversions, brand/generic names, basic drug indications.

Is there something in particular you're having difficulty with?