Issue #42 is now out! Check it out by clicking here. SPOTLIGHT JOBS FROM ISSUE #42: Clinical Resource Specialist, Ascension Health System —  St. Louis, MO Pharmacy Management Opportunities, Holy Cross Hospital — Silver Spring, MD Pharmacy Opportunities, UW Hospital and Clinics — Madison, WI SPOTLIGHT EMPLOYERS: Coram Healthcare (24 Openings across the Nation) HCA West…
House Passes Bill Averting Cut in Medicare Reimbursements The House gave final approval on Thursday to a bill that would avert a 25 percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors by freezing reimbursement rates at current levels until the end of next year. The New York Times ASH: Hemophilia Clinics Don't Follow Kids' Tx Guidelines…
Despite a wavering economy, if you had a job in pharmacy this year you should have noticed a few extra dollars in your pocket compared to last, according to the latest Mercer Pharmacy Salary Survey results. Today PharmacyWeek and PharmacyOneSource released Mercer's 2010 Pharmacy Compensation Survey - Fall Edition. As you can see from the…
As if not having a job in this economy wasn't depressing enough, Health magazine just reported the "10 Careers With High Rates of Depression." Surprisingly, or perhaps not surprisingly, health-care workers came in 4th place, citing, "Health-care workers can have long, irregular hours and days in which other people’s lives are literally in their hands... In…
by Yuly Belchikov, Pharm.D., BCPS Published: 12/5/2010 PharmacyWeek Vol. XIX - Issue 42 Editor’s Note: So you think you might want to complete a pharmacy practice residency? But you aren’t quite sure how to go about the process. Here are some tips from someone who hires residents himself. Yuly Belchikov, Pharm.D., BCPS, is the Residency…
Target’s ClearRx named Design of the Decade Target called it “pharmacy rethought from the bottle up” when it was introduced more than five years ago. Now, the company’s breakthrough ClearRx packaging innovation for prescription drugs has been named Design of the Decade by the Industrial Designers Society of America. Drug Store News J.& J. Is…
Depending on where you live, you may have noticed that the once predicted  pharmacy shortage is a thing of the past. For years pharmacy topped "best" career lists because of high wages and an even higher demand. This was largely due in part to the Pharmacy Manpower Project, Inc., which predicted shortfall of 157,000 needed…
Here are some of the top pharmacy related news stories of the day: Hospital quality measures may miss the sickest Public measures of hospital quality may not reflect care for the sickest patients -- or even the majority of patients in some instances -- suggests a new study of heart attack cases. Reuters Preventing Physician…