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COVID-19. PHARMACISTS ON THE FRONTLINE:

MANAGING STRESS WHEN OUR WORLD HAS COME TO A HALT

Free webinar on-demand: An integrated and practical approach to coping and transcending challenging times. Watch now

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BLISTASSIST IS A PREPARATION AND VERIFICATION TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVING COMPLIANCE PACKAGING

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. Watch now

CUSTOM CONTENT:

SLEEP OR WAKE: DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF INSOMNIA

Insomnia is a sleep-wake disorder characterized by difficulty in achieving or maintaining sleep, or early morning awakening for ≥3 nights per week for ≥3 months accompanied with daytime impairment.

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Tips to ease into COVID-19 vaccinations at your pharmacy from Ontario pilot locations

The COVID-19 vaccination pilots in Ontario pharmacies began just over three weeks ago. A total of nine Wholehealth Pharmacy Partners locations were in the first pilot group and additional pharmacies were added this week as part of the second phase of the rollout. Read more

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Are patients mistaking seasonal allergies for COVID-19? You can help.

A patient comes in complaining of a runny nose and sneezing. She's worried she may be suffering from the COVID-19 virus. Read more

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Covid confidential – Tracey Phillips: “It takes a Village.”

As I sit down to write this, I realize it was a year ago that I wrote about my thoughts, and mainly my anxieties, around operations during the pandemic. I didn’t realize it was my pandemic anniversary too! At that time, I challenged you to step up and be a leader in your community. That opportunity was all around you. And for the last year, that is what we’ve seen from pharmacy professionals across the country. Read more

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Pharmacy-based telemedicine set to take a more important role

Phil’s Lakeshore is a busy pharmacy in the City of North Bay (three hours north of Toronto). Read more
“THERE ARE NO EASY SOLUTIONS TO THE OPIOID CRISIS.”
Late in my pharmacy career, I became interested in the subject of addiction, as the intensity of the opioid crisis increased. Many of us have lived experiences of mental health disorders in our families.  It is clear that addiction, with its propensity for destroying lives, is one of the most devastating mental health disorders that we as pharmacists encounter.
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Canada’s vaccine rollout: Pavithra Ravinatarajan – seeing the best in each other

I work as a part time pharmacist at my region’s public health units. It’s not always the most interactive role where I get to get needles into arms, but it’s really given me the appreciation of how a community can rally together to support one another. Read more

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Pharmacy U presenters Mike Jaczko and Max Beairsto: How much is your pharmacy worth?

Whether you are a pharmacy owner or a potential pharmacy buyer, it is always important to understand what a pharmacy business may be worth. Read more

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Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout – A BC pharmacist’s perspective

As a first-year pharmacy graduate, I ran the first ever influenza vaccine campaign at my Dad’s community pharmacy in the fall of 2012. Since then, immunization has become my passion. Read more

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Do you have what it takes to be a pharmacy “leader”? Part 8 – Run! The boss is coming with feedback!

“I need to give you some feedback.” When I first heard this from my manager, early in my career, I thought “great! I want know how I can improve.” In the next 15 minutes he started by pointing out in painful detail everything I did wrong. Read more
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Pharmacy Leader of the Week: Angeline Ng – “Always recognize your value!”

In my current role at the OPA, I advocate on behalf of pharmacy professionals to advance the profession. The successes that we have achieved thus far in expanding scope and evolving practice such as the ability to administer vaccines, our role as public health stewards, and the increasing focus on funded cognitive services are things that I am proud of and encourage me to continue to push the envelope for pharmacy professionals to be able to practice to the full scope of their expertise and training. Read more

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Pharmacy Leader of the week: Sandra Aylward – “My best days always include connecting with people.”

At the beginning of my career, I was most excited about how I could help to improve the health and lives of my individual patients. That was my focus, and I still believe that the day-to-day encounters between pharmacists and their patients are where "the rubber hits the road" - that's where our ultimate value is made real. Read more

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Pharmacy Leader of the week: Rachelle Rocha – “Were there challenges? Absolutely!”

When your vocation is your avocation, you can always find a way to make your imprint on the world. Start in your sphere of influence, with your pharmacy team and your client base, and grow from there. Read more

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Pharmacy Leader of the week: Linda Prytula – “This is an exciting time to be a pharmacist!”

One of my main drivers is the potential of the profession. Our direct contact with patients puts us in a unique position to help patients everyday. I continue to promote the profession whenever I have the opportunity. Read more