Sunday, January 09, 2005

From the Washington Times:
Pharmacist shortage seen rising in U.S.
Next year's implementation of a new Medicare drug benefit is expected to increase the nation's demand for pharmacists, who already are in short supply.

About 230,000 pharmacists were employed in 2002, and 25,000 more will be needed by 2012, according to the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

(Editor's Note: Not specifically related to Canadian pharmacy, but this article reminds us that there is a worldwide pharmacist shortage. It also makes one wonder why American pharmacists are so worried that Canadian pharmacies will put them out of a job.)

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