Friday, September 17, 2010

Confused about the changes in generic drugs in Ontario?

Here is an excellent article by Steven Lewis...

Ontario Generic Drug Wars, Part 2: 

Did Retail Pharmacy Need Rebates? 
By Steven Lewis

This is an excerpt to give you a taste of the argument...

Retail pharmacists in Ontario make around $50 an hour on average (Ontario Pharmacists’ Association 2007), and more if they are franchisers or otherwise share in the profits of the store. Compare this with what similarly educated nursing colleagues earn. The top hourly rate for a staff registered nurse in Ontario is about $42(O’Malley 2009), and the average is several dollars less. (Nursing managers get a pittance extra.) I think nurses have harder jobs than retail pharmacists.

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