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Record Drug Shortages Strain Hospitals' Ability To Cope

By AHS | July 15, 2011

pharmacist  If you're hospitalized, here's hoping you won't need any succinylcholine, a muscle relaxant; epinephrine in a syringe for severe allergic reactions; or emergency-use syringes of lidocaine for irregular heartbeats.

All three of those drugs are high on the list of drugs experiencing shortages.

Last year was the worst ever for drug shortages at the nation's hospitals, according to a paper just published online by the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. There were 211 drugs that were in such short supply pharmacists had to scramble to find alternatives, a nationwide sur

Is A Pharmacy Staffing Agency Right For You?

By AHS | July 14, 2011

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Permanent  - Relief - Temporary Pharmacy Staffing

Most pharmacies can use an extra set of hands to handle the everyday workload, or fill a shift or two while an employee is on vacation.  But most are reluctant to hire full-time staff.  A staffing agency can provide temporary employees to help with a wide variety of tasks.  Working closely with a staffing agency, a hiring manager can ensure that temporary workers possess the needed skills, education and experience to meet the needs of the pharmacy.

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By AHS | July 11, 2011

Pharmacy Staffing Agency 

Relief or permanent pharmacist position?

In the past twenty four months, there has been a dramatic change in pharmacy manpower needs. If you have been in the same job throughout, you may have only noticed these changes in a cursory fashion but if you work in recruiting or have been changing jobs, you will have noticed that there have definitely been some rather acute decreases in the demand for the average pharmacist. There are numerous reasons for this apparent abundance of pharmacists and some of them are regional, micro-economic factors such as local costs of living and the presence of certa

Oklahoma pharmacist sentenced to life for killing would-be robber

By AHS | July 11, 2011

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An Oklahoma pharmacist has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for first-degree murder in the shooting death of a teenager who tried to rob the south Oklahoma City pharmacy where he worked.

Fifty-nine-year-old Jerome Ersland was sentenced Monday after Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott rejected a defense motion to suspend the sentence.

Ersland had no reaction and said nothing as the sentence was handed down. As he left the courtroom, he responded to a reporter's shouted question by calling the sentence "an injustice of a monumental proportion."

Medicaid Makes 'Big Difference' In Lives, Study Finds

By AHS | July 07, 2011

As high-level budget talks drag on in Washington, the Medicaid program for the poor remains a prime candidate for cuts. In recent months, Republicans have criticized Medicaid for badly serving its target population. But a new study — the first of its kind in nearly four decades — finds that Medicaid is making a bigger impact than even some of its supporters may have realized.

The study, being published as a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, has a distinctly bipartisan flavor. Among its authors are Katherine Baicker of Harvard, who was an economic adviser to President George W. Bush, and




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