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InSync Video Series #2: If it ain’t broke, fix it anyway!

The appointment-based model (ABM) is improving the way many pharmacists work and enhancing the relationship they have with patients. Read More




Manual compliance packaging is a tedious and inefficient task prone to errors. BlistAssist is an innovative, world-first medication blister card packaging assistant that brings accuracy, traceability, and security to a manual process. In this short video, see the device in action, and how the process works between pharmacists and staff members.


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Irene Stronzcak-Hogan

Hot chix trying to stay cool. Building a women’s health practice

Menopause is still a taboo subject for many. Most women have little knowledge about what to expect or how to find solutions. Of the women who do seek help, 75% are untreated or offered platitudes such as "it’s your age, learn to live with it, hormones cause cancer and don’t waste your money on supplements." Read more


The increasing role of probiotics in pharmacy

Many years ago, I was tasked to prepare a series of CCCEP-approved lectures for pharmacists and present them across Canada. I was traveling from Vancouver to Calgary to Toronto to Halifax, educating about the use of probiotics. At that time, in 2008, probiotics were still very much a mystery for us pharmacists. Research into probiotics was just starting to take off. Read more


Helping your patients manage their pain is a growing role for pharmacists

Non-prescription drug recommendations from pharmacists enable patients to make safe and informed decisions regarding their health and the proper use of self-care products. Read more

Mike Jaczko

It’s tax-planning time. RRSPs or TFSAs? What’s your best option?

The RRSP deadline looms the end of February, so it's time to make some decisions about your tax-free savings options. Read more
Pharmacists champion mental health awareness

Helping patients with mental health issues is a mixture of art, craft, and science, says pharmacist Samim Hasham. She also knows what it means to become part of a community. She has owned and operated Morrish Pharmacy in Scarborough, Ont. for more than two decades and has become an integral part of her community.

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Negative interest rates: what are they, and why should pharmacists care? Part 2

Do you as a pharmacist rely on a pension fund? If so, you're like most people, who depend on a pension to some extent to help fund their retirement. Read more


Your patients with diabetes may suffer from periodontal disease

Some people call periodontal disease the sixth complication of diabetes after retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, cardiovascular disease and poor wound healing. Read more


Having uncomfortable conversations with your women patients

One of the topics we as pharmacists could/should get more involved in is vaginal health. Read more

The numbers don’t lie: Using novel technologies and data to support patient diabetes management

A majority of patients who visit the pharmacy have diabetes. How many of these patients actually have their diabetes well controlled or even know how to properly monitor their blood glucose? Read more


Hauser’s – deeply rooted in the communities they serve

Bonnie and Jim Hauser opened Hauser’s Pharmacy in Dunnville, Ont. in 1980. Their eldest son and current owner, Phil Hauser, worked alongside his parents for years and took ownership of the family business a decade ago. Hauser’s second location, in St. Catharines, opened in March, 2013. Read more


Is your pharmacy parent-friendly? What does it take?

Who is your audience as a pharmacist? New mothers in their 40s. Extended families. You may even be prescribing vet meds for your patients' animals. How do you create a parent-friendly pharmacy for all types of parents and families? Read more

Carole Beverage

Brussels Pharmacy’s Carole Beveridge leads the way in women’s health

“I was in the right place at the right time,” Carole Beveridge muses when thinking back on her professional career. Read more