Shoppers Drug Mart or poachers Drug Mart?

Attaran, A. and Walker, R.B. (2008) Shoppers Drug Mart or poachers Drug Mart? CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, 178 (3). pp. 265-266. ISSN 0820-3946



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[From the text]: Shoppers Drug Mart (Pharmaprix in Quebec) is a familiar Canadian institution. Its 1000 stores dot the landscape; no pharmacy chain is larger. In many Canadian communities, the corporation's well-staffed local franchises give patients quality care. However, in South Africa, the same corporation is potentially contributing to a public health disaster. In 2005, 2006 and twice in 2007, it has dispatched recruiters to that country, with the mission of plucking pharmacists from a continent that has far too few for its needs. Shoppers Drug Mart promises 6-figure salaries and help to establish a brilliant career in Canada. The carrot, and the helping hand holding it, are huge.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:This is an editorial
Uncontrolled Keywords:Community Pharmacy Services; manpower; developing dountries emigration and immigration; personnel Selection; ethics; pharmacists; supply & distribution; ethnology; Canada; South Africa
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Pharmacy
ID Code:1079
Deposited By: Prof Rod Walker
Deposited On:17 Sep 2008
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:17
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