Sunday, June 29, 2008

Local pharmacist reappointed president of national regulatory body

From the Grand Falls Windsor (NL) Advertiser:
When Grand Falls-Windsor pharmacist Sandra Carey was reappointed in May to be the returning president of the national pharmacy board, an overseas trip wasn't the first thing on her mind.

But shortly after that, Ms. Carey, who works at the Wal-Mart pharmacy, found herself going to Geneva, Switzerland, at the European headquarters of the United Nations.

She represented the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) at the International Conference for Health Care Professionals, where people in the field from all over the world met to discuss a topic that Newfoundlanders, and the central region in particular, can relate to: a global health care crisis.

"The world is becoming smaller," said Ms. Carey. "People in developing countries are hearing that there's good money to be made in Canada and the U.S. and they're finding that there's a major shift. This is creating a crisis in these developing countries because there are not enough people to look after the people there.

While doctor and nurse shortages are a common topic in this province as well as on a global level, that list includes pharmacists as well. ...more

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