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too many pharmD's?

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by gsinccom, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. gsinccom

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    I know their is a shortage of PharmDs and this is projected to go on for some time but it sure seemst that they are a lot of schools opening up or exisiting schools that are expanding their class size. Will their be too many Pharmacists in the near future? Does the Pharmacy Association monitor this?
     
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    The leading edge of the baby boomer generation begins retiring in 2008. If you are lucky this event will not bring the entire economy crashing down. Supply will not touch demand until my generation is dead and gone. I plan on being a pain in your ass for at least thirty more years so that should give
    you a time frame of job security.
     
  4. sdn1977

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    ditto baggywrinkle
     
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    And let's not forget the ratio of female to males in this profession. As long as part-time work pays like it does now, I think more females will choose to have babies and spend more time with them since their salary allows them to.
     
  6. WVUPharm2007

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    I waiting for Zpak to say something about how the pharmacist shortage is bunk because we have a surplus of lazy asses that only work 24 hrs/week, thus the shortage is truely a shortage of men who hate being around their family. He rants like a champ.
     
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    Shortage of pharmacists?

    Will never ever happen. Bookmark this page and pull it back up in 2037.

    We'll have a few male pharmacists working full time with the majority of wanna be stay home moms who only want to work 20 hours per week.
     
  8. WVUPharm2007

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    Jesus, it took you 24 hours, dude.
     
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    Dood,

    I've been busy.
     
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    Were you at that giant meeting where you had to kill or be killed or whatever?
     
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    No. That's next week.

    Been working on Stroke Protocol. Looking at Culture and Sensitivity Panels.
    Putting together an Antifungal Protocol. Writing Antibiotic Policy for Zyvox, Tygacil, and Cubicin.

    And dealing with 30+ women with issues.
     
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    So I'm assuming you are doing some MRSA protocol thing?

    We had the Tygacil rep come talk to a group at my school and we reamed him so hard that by the time we were through he basically admitted that the drug only had a use in the 1/30000 people with MRSA and zero kidney function (Right? ID was last year and my memory sucks...) His stupid little propaganda pamphlet tried to pawn it off as better than "imipenem and cilastatin" because it was one drug rather than two. As astute little aholes we pointed out that the combo came in the same little vial and that the pamphlet was being puposefully misleading by making it look like cilastatin was an antibiotic. Ahh, good times....

    So what kinda vice grips are you putting around those drugs?
     
  13. GaPharmGirl09

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    I love the way "SOME" women working part-time to be more involved with their children is portrayed as the "MAJORITY". I've yet to work with a female pharmacist that wasn't working full-time.

    That's like saying the "MAJORITY" of men are A$$holes just because "SOME" of them are...oops...bad comparison! lol
     
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    The Kroger I work at has lost a pharmacist to Target because they give 20 hr/week part time pharmacists benefits. Another is considering a move because she wants to be part time for her two newborns. Z isn't crazy, he just has the unfortunate problem of having too many family zealots in the pharmacy.

    And the majority of men are assholes because men who are assholes get more poon than the ones who are nice.
     
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    That comment will win em over every time
     
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    An invidious nature is an unbecoming trait!
     
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    Hmmmm......delegate......perhaps to some of those 30+ women (or are they 30yo+?????)

    Oh & by the way....the men with families have the same issues - its just their wives are dealing with the issues at their workplace because the men don't want to :D ! (hmmmmm - now who took your kids to the dentist this week????)
     
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    Why can't you use Vanco for MRSA in Zero Kidney fxn?? Pt doesn't have Kidney function so renal toxicity isn't an issue.. and Vanco Renal toxicity is very rare unless it's being given with Aminoglycoside. Normal Hemodialysis dosen't remove Vanco...but it will eventually get removed..so you dose it like once a week. No need to use Tygacil because of no renal fxn.

    Tygacil is useful for resistant Acinetobacter or VRE (Enterococcus faecium) and it is more cost effective than Zyvox IV.

    The reason Imipenenem/cilastatin was brought up was probably because it's used for Acinetobacter...and costs about the same as Tygacil..

    I can learn you all this stuff..if you spent a few months with me.

    We'll restrict these antibiotics for Infectious Disease physicians only..and they'll only be able to write it for confirmed or suspected VRE and/or Acinetobacter.. or MRSA with no IV access..then use Zyvox PO.

    Remember, Tygacil is a bacteriostatic drug..not bactericidal.
     
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    If you haven't worked with a part time female pharmacist, then you really haven't worked much in the pharmacy.
     
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    I have 2 pharmacists working on some of it. But I still have to the bulk of it.

    My lovely stay home accountant wife does all the domestic chores...I'm not complaining.
     
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    I actually think it's great that many women pharmacists just work part time to spend more time with kids. It benefits us all...

    except when it creates a scheduling nightmare for me.
     
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    Aint that the truth..
     
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    Awwwww...just like home.
     
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    Aaaaah - my kids are 24 & 21....so I'm not spending as much time with them as their SO's are ( :eek: ).

    Yes....it benefits everyone -- you, me, my life, my SO, my other job....just talk to me - I'll work extra, change shifts, hours, etc......we women can be veery flexible ;) !
     
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    You do yoga? :love:
     
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    No complaining - Good thing! But.....let me give you a tip.....when you really want something ( :love: )....give your lovely stay at home mom a break from the domestic chores - it will pay off later ;)

    I know you do that (in a strictly professional sense!) for your pharmacists when you take a shift - we appreciate that more than you'll ever know - she will too!
     
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    This is my 1 out of 8 weekend... 6 to 2:30.. man, getting there at 6 is insane.
     
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    Yep - but you get home in time for a nap......then......???????

    Everyone's happy :D
     
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    :D
     
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    I love flexible women... don't we all. :smuggrin:
     

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