Remember When: You first heard the pharmacy school question?

Drug Topics
October 10, 2016
By: Mark Lowery, Editor

If you’re a pharmacist, you’ve undoubtedly heard the question, Are there too many pharmacy schools? We addressed it in our June 2009 cover story, “Betting on the pharmacy boom, building the future.”

As that story pointed out, the answer to the question varies greatly—as it does today—depending on the person answering it. In that article, the dean of the pharmacy school at Touro University California pointed to statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that predicted a 38,000 shortage of pharmacists by 2030.

Continue reading online for a quote from Dr. Katherine Knapp, Past Dean, College of Pharmacy