• Photographs taken in 1972 for a project titled

P is for Pharmacist

Women have fared well in the pharmacy profession. Last year more women were practicing pharmacy or working in a pharmacy-related career than their male counterparts, 83.9% versus 65.2%, respectively. And there were more women in managerial positions than ever before—approximately 29% women and 30% men. Independent pharmacy ownership is still a male-dominated area however. Approximately 2.4% of women in the U.S. are owners or partners in an independent pharmacy. Possible reasons for the lack of female ownership may include financial barriers, lack of business/financial acumen, or lack of confidence in ability to secure financing,

Adapted from http://drugtopics.modernmedicine.com/drug-topics/news/women-gain-ground-pharmacy-profession?page=full

Helen Wells Pharmacist

Syracuse, New York 1972

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