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Women R.Ph.S Happier Campers, Schering Says

Magazine article Drug Topics

Women R.Ph.S Happier Campers, Schering Says

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Female pharmacists are happier with their profession than are their male counterparts, according to the latest Schering Report.

Schering Laboratories polled 400 R.Ph.s from around the country. An equal number of male and female R.Ph.s were questioned about various issues for the report.

"Nine out of 10 pharmacists, both men and women, report they are satisfied with pharmacy as a profession, but more women (51%) than men (35%) say they are completely satisfied with the profession. That's a substantial difference," said Jack Robbins, M.D., director of pharmacy affairs, Schering Laboratories.

Schering reports that in 1994, women comprised 38% of employed pharmacists. "That level is sure to rise, since almost two-thirds of all current pharmacy students and recent graduates are female. If this trend continues, the year 2000 may well usher in the Century of the Woman in Pharmacy," said Robbins.

Forty-five percent of the pharmacists in the survey said women will have a positive effect on the profession, 46% said they will make no difference at all, and 8% said they will have a negative effect. …

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