Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Crocs clampdown sparks health-care debate

This isn't a pharmacy story, but I know it could potentially affect a lot of hospital pharmacists.

From CTV News:
The popularity of colourful rubberized foam clogs among health workers has sparked a heated debate across North America.

Health-care workers have been wearing footwear manufactured by Crocs because of their comfort for working long shifts. Hospital staff had long worn footwear resembling clogs, but unlike the most popular version of Crocs footwear these clogs had closed toes.

Despite the fact that the shoes have many holes in their most popular design, the shoes are popular with health care workers like Sarah Coughlin, an operating room attendant at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. ...more

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