Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Grants Funding to State Pharmacy Associations for Technician Leadership Training, Creation of New Roles, and Opioid Education


WASHINGTON, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has awarded grants to the Mississippi Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP), Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA), Oregon State Pharmacy Association (OSPA), and Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) to fund various projects promoting technician advancement, opioid use education, and career ladder development. 

The MSHP grant will fund a partnership with Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi (BMH-North Mississippi) for a pilot project creating the advanced role of Medication Access Service Technician in the hospital's pharmacy to support patients preparing to be discharged. The technician's role will include investigating patient insurance benefits, patient assistance programs, and manufacturer patient support systems to ensure discharged patients have financial access to their medications.