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MedPage TodayPharmacists Not Immune to Harassment From Patients

According to a 2019 survey of over 5,000 pharmacists, nearly one-third had faced workplace discrimination or harassment. According to one study, patient bullying is associated with increased stress and medication errors or near misses. The most common form of harassment reported was derogatory remarks about race or ethnicity, which were mostly made by male patients/customers.

More than half of Black male pharmacists reported receiving derogatory remarks about race or ethnicity, and more than 80% of all pharmacists did not report these incidents, with more than 40% stating that they did not believe any action would be taken.

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