Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jobs for disabled pharmacists

What are some appropriate jobs for disabled pharmacists? Probably depends on the type of disability. If you have a physical disability, you may still be able to work in the retail setting. The hospital environment may be more difficult if your mobility is restricted. How about the corporate environment? Would you want to find employment in a pharmaceutical company?

Some pharmacists end up working for professional societies or in the medical writing industry. Others work in the legal field and get involved developing policies. Some end up in the medical affairs department and even achieve the title of "medical director."

Search for various medical affairs pharmacy jobs here.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Disabled pharmacist in Oklahoma charged with murder

Almost one year ago, a shocking story broke out in this country about a disabled pharmacist who fatally shot a 16-year-old who was attempting to rob his pharmacy.

Jerome Ersland is a disabled veteran and a pharmacist. His story was all over the news in May 2009 because of an attempted robbery of Reliable Discount Pharmacy that led to the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Antwun Parker. Now, Ersland is faced with a first-degree murder charge and this story has created a significant amount of controversy.

http://www.kfor.com/news/specialreports/pharmacy/
http://www.koco.com/news/19508256/detail.html
http://www.uspharmacist.com/content/t/pharmacy_law/c/14094/
http://www.news9.com/global/story.asp?s=10456733
http://www.jeromeersland.com/

Resources for disabled pharmacists

If you look on the Internet, you won't find many resources for pharmacists and pharmacy students who get disabled. Where do these individuals go? Forums? Generic disability websites? Blogs? Government websites?

We were surprised when we found no significant resource for disabled pharmacists. Therefore, our hope is to build an online community around this website so that we can provide a comprehensive resource for disabled pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and students. Please share your experiences and help others who may be encountering similar circumstances.

Welcome to the Society of Disabled Pharmacists

Welcome to the Society of Disabled Pharmacists