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IG Live November 15: Is ‘Pharmageddon’ Here?

Pharmacists and technicians at some of the biggest drugstore chains in the U.S. are protesting over what they say are unsafe working conditions. According to leaders of the movement, this is “Pharmageddon” — a turning point for workers who cite years of burnout and lack of support from big-chain pharmacies and want conditions that allow them to better serve and protect patients.

In recent months, pharmacy workers at CVS and Walgreens staged walkouts in several states, including a September walkout in Kansas City, Missouri, that forced at least a dozen CVS Pharmacies to close. And just last week, a formal unionization effort was announced by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and pharmacy labor activists.

To learn more about the impact of the recent walkouts and unionization efforts, tune in to our live conversation with Shane Jerominski, PharmD, a pharmacist and advocate on the frontlines of “Pharmageddon.”

Featuring:

Jeremy Faust, MD, (moderator) editor-in-chief at MedPage Today (@jeremysamuelfaust)

Shane Jerominski, PharmD, pharmacist and founder of The Accidental Pharmacist, an advocacy-focused social media account (@theacc_pharmacist)

How do I join? Follow @MedPage on Instagram!

When is the event? Tune in Wednesday, November 15 at 12:30 p.m. ET

Can I submit questions? Yes, we encourage questions! Submit your questions prior to the event by commenting below.

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IAM Healthcare launches campaign to unionize retail pharmacy workers (CNN)

Walgreens walkout: Your pharmacy might be closed next week (CNN)

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    Gillian Booth is a Social Media Manager for MedPage Today. She is based in Philadelphia. Interested in collaborating with @MedPageToday on social media? Email: [email protected] Follow

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