MONDAY'S HUM (10-29-07)
HUM SOLVES VERMONT PHARMACIST DEARTH
It was all over the news last week; even the Free Press finally caught up with the story.
Pharmacists are in short supply and some pharmacies in Vermont are cutting hours on account of the shortage.
We've got the answer.
There are many inmates sitting in Vermont jails, most with too much time on their hands and many with an extensive pharmacological education, formal or informal. HAHAHAHAHA.
Let's train these inmates to be pharmacists. A crash course, say 18 months and then presto, they start doing in the pharmacy what they've done on the street - helping people.
They can commute back and forth from prison, earn a fair wage, and we're sure with proper monitoring, there will be little or no pharmaceutical abuse among the new pharmies.
The drugstores can also save a ton of cash by hiring the prisoners at a fair yet reduced wage; with the savings they can hire chaperones - one for each inmate.