Pharmacy

1199 was first organized in 1932 as a union of pharmacists and drugstore employees. Pharmacists are experts in the field of medicines, how they are used and their effects on the human body. As well as being responsible for dispensing prescriptions, pharmaceutical workers are involved in the purchasing and quality testing of medicines and in advising patients on the safe use of medications to achieve good health. Whether in our hospitals or in our retail pharmacies, 1199SEIU’s nearly 5,000 pharmacists and pharmacy techs work to improve the living standards and working conditions for workers in this crucial sector of healthcare delivery, and to safeguard patients against infections and disease.

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Oct 18, 2016
Eighty-four years ago, 1199’s late President Leon Davis and a group of his fellow pharmacists and drugstore workers came together to form…
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Sep 11, 2015
Rite Aid workers distributed leaflets at one of the chain?s locations in Flushing, NY on Sept. 9 to let the community know that they?ve ...
Aug 12, 2015
I applaud the American Pharmacists Association recent decision to set ethical standards for its members about executions. We pharmacists...

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