Pharmacy U

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


The new topicals – So much more than pain & pediatrics in the age of polypharmacyLivRelief

Answers to key questions on why, when, and how to recommend sophisticated new OTC and compounded topicals for an ever-growing list of indications. 

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


New strategies to fight cognitive decline show promise

With dementia affecting more than half a million Canadians, many of us have seen its impact firsthand in a parent, a relative or a friend. I definitely have – and wrote recently about my experience. Read more

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OPA Pharmacist of the Year John Girgis focuses on patient services

John Girgis was recently named Ontario Pharmacists Association's Pharmacist of the Year for his many years of service to the profession. Read more


Travis Rieder and opioid addiction

Travis Rieder, keynote speaker at this year''s Pharmacy U in Toronto, is an opioid addiction survivor. Read more

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Innovator: Pharmacist Allan Rajesky built his business from the ground up

Even as a young pharmacist starting his career, Allan Rajesky believed pharmacies need to provide more specialized services to their customers. 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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Aging, dementia and the pharmacist’s role

There is a new demographic reality that will have a direct and dramatic effect on pharmacists: Canada’s aging population. Read more

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Mild to moderate pain management in patients with cardiovascular disease

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


Mental health disorders and smoking cessation

Smoking rates in patients with psychiatric comorbidities are up to five times higher than in the general population, leading to serious health consequences for these patients. Read more

Specialized pharmacy services make Calgary Co-op stand out

Calgary Co-op’s three clinical pharmacists are on the move. For Aileen Coutts and her colleagues, work days differ from those of most neighbourhood pharmacists. Read more


Funding long-term care costs – the retirement issue we should be talking about

As people age, the likelihood of requiring some form of supportive care either at home or in some kind of long-term facility increases. It’s a reality that’s growing and cannot be ignored. Read more

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Pharmacist Jim Kitagawa’s 3 top secrets of success

Jim Kitagawa, owner of Pharmasave pharmacy in Brooks, AB, credits his success and that of his pharmacy to the opportunity to be independent and entrepreneurial within the Pharmasave network of pharmacies. Read more


Harbour South Pharmasave – small but mighty

In a world and industry that increasingly seems to be embracing the concept that bigger is better, being small can have its advantages. Read more