12/21/10: Pharmacy News

December 21, 2010

Lax supervision of residents at U.S. teaching hospitals puts patients at risk A college freshman shaking with fever seeks help at a hospital. A disabled man struggling to breathe is rushed to the ER. A teenager suffers internal bleeding after surgery. Dallas Morning News Toddler Poisoned by Prescriptions Homecomings are moments most military families spend…

The Salary Issue is Here!

December 20, 2010

The final issue of the year is here! We've capped 2010 with our Salary Issue. In it you will find the latest Mercer Pharmacy Compensation Survey, including national and industry specific result, along with the newest pharmacy job postings and career tips! Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday season! Issue #43: The Salary Issue Here…

Hospital-based surgery delays boost infection risks Delays that occur after an elective surgery patient arrives at the hospital can lead to increased risk of infectious complications and higher hospital costs, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Fierce Healthcare Health Insurers, Government Look To…

One In Six Americans Bought Prescription Drugs Online Without Rx An estimated 36 million Americans, or one in six people, have purchased prescription drugs online without a doctor's prescription, according to research presented by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and funded by the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP). The Partnership at Drugfree.org revealed the findings…

Google, Microsoft, Others Join Obama to Fight Phony Pharmacies On Tuesday, high-tech heavy hitters--including Google and Microsoft--announced support for a new non-profit organization pledged to back the Obama administration's effort to crackdown on illegal internet pharmacies. PCWorld For rural towns, remote pharmacists fill a vital gap Small rural communities often have a hard time attracting…

All I want for Christmas is ...eerrr... a job? If you're reading this because you're unemployed or looking for another job — even if you don't celebrate Christmas —  you've probably thought this to yourself. And chances are you already know you're not alone in this wish. Santa better have lots of W2 forums and a sign-on…

Spotlight Pharmacy Jobs

December 14, 2010

System Director of Pharmacy Services for Resurrection Health Care, Chicago Express Scripts: Pharmacy Director/PIC, Indianapolis, Indiana; Staff Pharmacists-Per Diem, St. Louis, MO Staff Pharmacist — Emergency Department, Sioux Falls, SD

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…