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Oklahoma City pharmacist with disability in murder trial
Oklahoma City pharmacist Jerome Ersland is charged with first-degree murder in the May 19, 2009 shooting death of a would-be robber. The charge alleges Ersland shot Antwun Parker, 16, while he was incapacitated and lying on his back.
You can follow stories from the murder trial here.
This survey ran in 2019: Out of 839 respondents to a Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) survey , 56% thought more should be done to support pharmacists with disabilities. The survey, which ran from 28 August 2019 to 11 September 2019, was designed to help inform the RPS’s new inclusion and diversity programme , which launched in August 2019. Read more about the survey here: https://pharmaceutical-journal.com/article/news/pharmacists-with-disabilities-should-be-better-supported-rps-survey-finds
CIGNA Adds Pharmacist to Disability Management Clinical Team The pharmacist will focus on the role of medication impacts/effects in the disability management process Will identify prescription-related trends and strategies to help people stay at work or to be successful in returning to work from disability PHILADELPHIA, April 12, 2011 - Underscoring the importance of integrating clinical disciplines into the disability and absence management program, CIGNA announced today that it’s adding a pharmacist as a new member of CIGNA's disability management clinical team, focusing on the role of medication and medication adherence in disability management and stay at work and return to work strategies.
This case is from 2008, but it's an interesting story: "Wal-Mart Settles 14-Year Old Disability Lawsuit With Former Pharmacist" Wal-Mart pharmacist, Glenda Allen, was shot during a robbery at her second job. Doctors estimated her chance of survival as very poor. But survive she did. Doctors concluded she may never walk again. But walk she did. In the end, she suffered permanent injury to her spinal cord and required the use of a cane as a result of an abnormal gait caused by the shooting. When she sought to return to work, Wal-Mart fired her. More information about the story can be found here .