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InSync Video Series #7: Debunking myths about med sync and ABM

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. 

Introducing 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

Gerry Spitzner

Cannabis, what’s next? Do you have a coherent strategy?

Cannabis can be used for medical or non-medical purposes. People may choose to use cannabis for its therapeutic effects. But it can also harm your health. I’ve heard both sides from practising pharmacists and doctors. Both situations are true. Cannabis affects everyone differently. Read more


Cold, cough, flu? Pharmacists have you covered

Cynthia Ignacio relies on her OTC cough and cold section to spark an uptick in customer traffic. Read more


For patients with diabetes, colds and flu present challenges

Cold and flu season presents unique challenges to your patients living with diabetes. You’ll need to make specific recommendations to help them prevent and manage their symptoms, and at the same time, you’ll need to make them aware of diabetes management issues for sick days. Read more


Helping your patients with diabetes and 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
Cape Breton pharmacist Hugh Toner is a mental health champion

Hugh has had a long journey as a pharmacist in Atlantic Canada. With 30 years of experience, he has taken care of many patients, in a variety of pharmacy settings.

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5 top tips to enhance your patient-centred care

The opportunities to provide additional services to patients and enhance our value to them have never been greater. Read more

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7 tips to help your patients manage COPD

COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in Canada and is the only chronic disease where mortality statistics are still worsening. Read more

Gerry Spitzner

How to spread the word about your pharmacy services

Suppose I told you I had developed a solution to one of your biggest life problems—the kind of problem that literally keeps you awake at night. Read more

Financial conversations with your kids

When I speak with established pharmacy owners about what worries them, health, work stress and retirement readiness all make the list. As I help prepare them for succession, another concern often emerges – wanting to ensure their children grow to be happy, productive and successful adults. Read more


Lifecycle planning for pharmacists

No business remains the same over the course of its lifetime, from startup to exit. Read more


Think it’s time to buy a pharmacy? Know the pitfalls first.

When pharmacist Mark Scanlon purchased a small pharmacy in Peterborough, Ont. in December 2013, he was more prepared than most would-be entrepreneurs for the many challenges of ownership. Read more


Pharmacy owners and the Qualifying Small Business Exemption

Over the years, we have often found many pharmacy owners unprepared to take advantage of the Qualifying Small Business Exemption (QSBE). Read more