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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


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Proudly Canadian, Synergy Medical designs, manufactures and supports SynMed®. SynMed® is an automated dispensing system for solid oral medications in both single dose and multimed blister packs, a solution that guarantees Flexibility, Accuracy & Efficiency. Watch our video.


Learn the ABCs of Pharmacy Finance

Recent changes in government legislation have continued to place Canada’s pharmacy owners under further financial pressures, and the need for solutions that address these pressures is at an all-time high. Read more


Help your patients with diabetes manage skin disorders

The skin offers a window to what is happening inside the body, so changes to the skin may signal a more serious health problem, often serving as a marker for underlying internal disease. Read more


6 tips to upsell pharmacy services

Upselling is a sales technique to induce consumers to purchase more expensive items, upgrades or other add-ons in an attempt to make a more profitable sale. When many people think of upselling, they envision a fast-food restaurant server offering fries or an apple pie with their order. Read more

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5 tips to better diabetes care

When Rick Siemens from Lethbridge, graduated from the University of Alberta, he quickly realized that many of his patients with diabetes were struggling with their condition. Read more

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Pharmacists are making a difference for patients with mental health problems

Clinical pharmacist and lecturer Jamie Kellar is a mental health champion and a huge believer in the power of pharmacists to make a difference. Read more
Pharmacists play an important role in patients’ mental health

Learn how Medicine Shoppe pharmacist Hugh Toner works with his patients.

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Forgotten (or forbidden) topic in women’s health – is it about sex?!

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

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The 360-approach to diabetes management

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Canada. It’s time to take a 360-approach to achieve results. Read more

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What about cinnamon, chromium and ginseng for patients with Type 2 diabetes?

Many people with diabetes choose to use complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). Read more

Pharmacy innovator – Brenda Adams’ design for success

Designing a modern pharmacy can be daunting. No one layout will be right for all pharmacies, but a good pharmacy designer should help find the one that works best for a client’s store. Read more

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John Papastergiou – Little things make a big difference to patients

John Papastergiou plays many leadership roles in the pharmacy community. Owning and operating two busy urban Shoppers Drug Mart locations consumes most of his time. That being said, he is also passionate about pharmacy practice research. Read more

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Pharmacists focus on asthma management

Pharmacist and Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) Dorothy Pardalis has made a personal commitment to improving asthma management in her community. Read more


3 top tips to save time, and your sanity, with technology

Let's face it, pharmacists are time-crunched. Not a day goes by in my practice where I don’t wish for more time to complete the ever growing pile of work in front of me. Read more