What a big day for pharmacy related news stories! Check out the latest: Critical U.S. drug shortage worsening The nation is facing an unprecedented drug shortage. From cancer treatments to surgical sedatives to standard emergency-room remedies, the pharmaceutical supply cabinet is increasingly bare of the drugs of choice, according to doctors, advocacy groups, and the…

How Hospitals Can Cut Medical Liability Costs Medical liability costs continue to grow for hospitals, but the secret to controlling this isn't necessarily found in the financials. It's cultural. And that may leave a CFO wondering just what he or she can do to bend that cost curve. Health Leaders Media Pilot duped AMA with…

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…