Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Vacations put extra strain on pharmacist shortage

From CBC News:
A drop in new pharmacy graduates has exacerbated a shortage of professionals staffing pharmacies across Newfoundland and Labrador, with some forced to close during normal operating hours to accommodate vacation requests.

"Most of us are working extra hours all the time," said Rod Forsey, president of the Pharmacists' Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.

"This summer, with the number of vacations that have to be covered and the shortage of pharmacists, a lot of pharmacies are reducing their hours during slower periods, like on weekends, just to get by, basically," Forsey told CBC News Monday. ...more

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