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Over a third of pharmacists don’t use their license
by Eui Kyoung Yoon (ekyeun@dreamdrug.com)
Published : Nov 24, 2014 14:08:20
Only 57% of registered pharmacists had the status of their licenses active, Lee Go Wun, an official of Pharmacy Affairs and Policy Department, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said at the biannual meeting of the Korean Society of Health-System Pharmacists on November 22.

According to Lee’s report, 67,255 pharmacists are registered, but only 38,449 of them had the active status as of June 30, 2013.

28,112 of 67,255 pharmacists (41.8%) worked for community pharmacies and 4,494 pharmacists worked for hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices.

2,829 pharmacists worked for pharmaceutical companies, 2,051for pharmaceutical wholesale companies, 660 for the government, and 303 for schools.
 
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