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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

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COVID-19. Pharmacists on the frontlines. Phil Hauser – “When the going gets tough, the tough get going!”

We've been using the adage "when the going gets tough, the tough get going." Read more

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COVID-19 – Whole Health takes early action

The team at Wholehealth took early action during the COVID-19 pandemic to address emerging clinical and operational needs of Canadian community pharmacies from an actionable and practical standpoint. Read more


COVID-19. Pharmacists on the frontlines. Adam Silvertown – “We will come out the other side.”

Adam Silvertown RPh, owner of Pace Pharmacy with two locations in Toronto, specializes in compounding. Read more


Personal satisfaction comes from geriatric care for Natalie Galea

After receiving her Certified Geriatric Pharmacist designation in May 2015, Natalie Galea started offering “wellness days” programs at retirement homes in Southern Ontario where she practises as a clinical consultant pharmacist with Medical Pharmacies. Read more
Pharmacists champion mental health awareness

Helping patients with mental health issues is a mixture of art, craft, and science, says pharmacist Samim Hasham. She also knows what it means to become part of a community. She has owned and operated Morrish Pharmacy in Scarborough, Ont. for more than two decades and has become an integral part of her community.

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May is Mental Health Month in Canada. Pharmacists can help.

As the most accessible healthcare provider, pharmacists can and do play a key role in supporting patients with mental illnesses. Read more

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April is IBS Awareness Month. What’s the pharmacist’s role?

IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (eye roll). Oh, boy. Here we go again. Aren’t we all tired of hearing about this elusive, difficult to define, impossible to treat, issue? How many times have we read about it? How many times has there been another new and miraculous cure for IBS, only to result in more disappointment? Read more

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Do you have the guts? – what your patients need to know about uric acid

Sixteen million years ago, our common ancestors were European apes living in subtropical Europe. A major global climate change occurred, cooling and altering the environment in which they lived. Read more

Pharmacy Leader profile: Sherif Guorgui of United Pharma Group

I am a third-generation pharmacist. I recall spending time as a child helping my grandfather at his pharmacy and I saw first-hand how patients appreciated him and valued his advice, and the impact he had on their lives. That truly inspired me. Read more


Pharmacy Leader profile: Ashesh Desai of Shoppers Drug Mart

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. Read more


Shoppers Drug Mart’s Kal Chauhan is excited about respiratory care

Kal Chauhan, BScPhm, CRE, is excited about the respiratory care opportunities for pharmacists in today’s healthcare environment. Read more


Pharmacy Leader profile: Vancouver’s Nafisa Merali

Pharmacist Nafisa Merali runs six busy pharmacies in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland. Read more