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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:

CONTRACEPTIVE CARE: CLINICAL PEARLS FOR PHARMACISTS

A CPhA survey from earlier this year found that over 70% of Canadian women trust pharmacists to screen, prescribe, counsel and provide recommendations for birth control. Read more

 
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COVID-19 and flu season – Overcoming patients’ flu shot fears in the pandemic era

Ever get tired of hearing people say they don’t want the flu shot because it made them sick? Read more

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Customer service takes centre stage at Lovell Drugs

If anyone knows the value of first-rate customer service, it’s Pat Piquette, who for 35+ years has been a pharmacist and store manager for the Lovell Drugs chain in eastern Ontario. Read more

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How do you run a multi-generational pharmacy?

The 21st century pharmacy is unique. For the first time in history, it’s not uncommon for four generations to be working together in the same place at the same time. Read more

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Alberta pharmacists lead the way with asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

Select pharmacies in Alberta have begun administering COVID-19 tests for those who are asymptomatic and have no known exposure to the virus. Read more
MENTAL HEALTH AND SMOKINGRon Pohar
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.In fact, it has been estimated that approximately 50% of all cigarettes are consumed by individuals with mental health disorders.
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Announcement: McKesson Canada names Rebecca McKillican Chief Executive Officer

Rebecca McKillican is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), McKesson Canada effective immediately. McKillican succeeds Domenic Pilla, who announced his plans to retire from the company in late 2019. Read more

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News: August is National Drop-Off Month for safe disposal of unused prescriptions

COVID-19 is the most urgent public health problem facing Canadians today— but as part of National Drug Drop-Off Month this August, Drug Free Kids Canada and London Drugs are calling attention to another devastating health concern exacerbated by the pandemic and still prevalent in households throughout the country. Read more

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The vital role of pharmacy in long-term care

With the improved homecare supports available in Ontario, seniors are much older than they used to be when finally moving to long-term care facilities, and they are often transferred directly from acute-care facilities, after a crisis incident such as a fall, or rapid decline in cognition. Read more

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So, you want to own a pharmacy, Part 2 – the ins and outs of making the big decision

Ownership can mean many different things. Do I want to be the only owner, partial owner, an associate or something else? What does this mean financially, what does this mean for me operationally, and what does it mean personally. Read more
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Pharmacy Leader profile: Sean Simpson – “We need to provide value at every opportunity we’re given”

Sean Simpson’s work day is a balancing act: he devotes much of his time to managing the business and supporting staff. An average day often involves visiting most, if not all stores in the SimErgy Network, including Simpson’s Pharmasave in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Read more

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Pharmacy Leader profile – Jen Baker: we need to be advocates for the pharmacy profession

I have come to understand the critical importance of advocacy in ensuring that further changes will continue to help the profession to help patients. Read more

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Pharmacy Leader profile: Dean Miller has a passion for the pharmacy profession

"This sounds clichéd, but it’s true: pharmacy is so much more than being behind the counter. That is even truer today where we are seeing a blurring of healthcare professions." Read more

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Pharmacy Leader profile of the week: Esmail Merani – “We need to step outside our comfort zone.”

Esmail Merani, who is from a family of pharmacists, believes that connecting with patients is central to the services pharmacists deliver. Read more