Indications are that the recession, which officially began in December 2007, has given some relief to supermarkets in their efforts to recruit pharmacy professionals. Since 1999, there has been a severe shortage of pharmacists in community pharmacy, which has forced supermarkets to vie with other retail formats to entice pharmacists with attractive salaries and signing bonuses. However, the severe economic downturn and high unemployment has led to a loss of health insurance for many ...
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