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. 

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


Leaders in Pharmacy 2019: Mark Dickson

Mark Dickson has held a number of senior leadership positions in pharmacy, most recently as the CEO of Peoples Drug Mart BC. His primary task while there was ensuring a fiscally responsible wrap-up of operations. “The economic environment has changed, and the organization realized a new model was needed for its members,” says Dickson. “On the one hand it was a difficult time, but on the other hand it was a transformative period of change. The member pharmacies transitioned to new banners and now benefit from scale economies, and are better able to meet the needs of their customers.” Read more


Leaders in Pharmacy 2019: Ashesh Desai

Ashesh Desai has been with Shoppers Drug Mart since 2001. In his current role as executive vice president of pharmacy, he oversees the pharmacy and healthcare businesses for Loblaw Companies Limited (LCL) and Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) across Canada. This includes close to 2,000 retail pharmacies in both SDM and LCL, as well as Medisystem, long-term care pharmacies, home healthcare stores and Wellwise stores. Read more


Leaders in Pharmacy 2019: Allison Bodnar

For CEO Allison Bodnar, the role of PANS is to advance the practice of pharmacy and ensure its sustainability for the benefit of patients as well as for the pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with whom she proudly works every day. Read more


Leaders in Pharmacy 2019: Dayle Acorn

The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy, a registered charity, has a singular mission: to advance the profession of pharmacy. 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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Funding long-term care costs – the retirement issue we aren’t talking about

By Mike Jaczko, BSc Phm, CIM® and Max Beairsto, B.Sc. Pharm., MBA, CVA Over the Read more


You have a pharmacy business. Now what?

The old saying “nothing remains constant except change itself” must have been written by someone well-versed in the day-to-day operations of retail pharmacy. Read more

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5 top ways to get your patients to step up for a flu shot. There’s still time.

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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RRSPs or TFSAs? What’s the best option for pharmacists?

The RRSP deadline looms the end of February, so it's time to make some decisions about your tax-free savings options. Read more


Does your pharmacy business sale qualify for the small business gains exemption?

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

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5 top tips to get customers to buy into pharmacy services

It’s not unusual for customers at Omar Alasaly’s Victoria, B.C. pharmacy to make an about face at the frontshop cash and beeline it to the dispensary for a flu shot or a medication review. Read more

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Flu season is still here. Pharmacists are ready.

Expanded scope of practice has proven to be a shot in the arm for Canadians and their pharmacists. Literally. Read more