RX LABOR SHORTAGE DEMANDS TECH FIXES

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Retailers continue to seek out technology solutions that can help them compensate for the ongoing pharmacist shortage and make their pharmacies more efficient, according to attendees at the Food Marketing Institute's 15th Annual Supermarket Pharmacy Conference here last week.While prescription sales will balloon 40% by 2005, the number of new pharmacists coming into the work force

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Retailers continue to seek out technology solutions that can help them compensate for the ongoing pharmacist shortage and make their pharmacies more efficient, according to attendees at the Food Marketing Institute's 15th Annual Supermarket Pharmacy Conference here last week.

While prescription sales will balloon 40% by 2005, the number of new pharmacists coming into the work force is not projected to keep pace, said Ron Sims, conference chairman and president and chi

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