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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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What does your gut feeling tell you?

Many years ago, I was tasked to prepare a series of CCCEP-approved lectures for pharmacists and present them across Canada. I was traveling from Vancouver to Calgary to Toronto to Halifax, educating about the use of probiotics. At that time, in 2008, probiotics were still very much a mystery for us pharmacists. Research into probiotics was just starting to take off. Read more

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3 tips to help you focus on your winter skincare pharmacy practice

A pharmacist-led skincare consultation service in your pharmacy can improve the skin health of your patients and also your bottom line. Read more

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Top stories of 2020: COVID-19 and mental health. Pandemic particularly hard on women, parents and younger adults

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital, in collaboration with Delvinia, a leading global research technology company, released the inaugural results of a new national survey series. Read more

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Top stories of 2020: COVID-19. Pharmacists on the frontlines. Jane Xia – “It is time for us to be resilient, disciplined, and compassionate.”

I recently celebrated my 23-year anniversary since immigrating to Canada from Wuhan, China. Read more
“THERE ARE NO EASY SOLUTIONS TO THE OPIOID CRISIS.”
Late in my pharmacy career, I became interested in the subject of addiction, as the intensity of the opioid crisis increased. Many of us have lived experiences of mental health disorders in our families.  It is clear that addiction, with its propensity for destroying lives, is one of the most devastating mental health disorders that we as pharmacists encounter.
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Pharmacist as salesperson?

With the continually changing pharmacy environment, pharmacists are going to have to approach patients and actively market and sell their services. Pharmacist sales skills can dramatically increase the uptake of expanded services and demonstrate how these services address the underlying needs of their patients. Read more

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4 strategies for pharmacy financial planning for 2021

The new year is (finally) here and that means the time is right, while 2021 is still fresh, to plan your pharmacy's financial plan for the year ahead. Read more

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Leadership Matters – 5 simple ways to remove your blinders and really focus

Managers wear blinders and focus on where they’re going. Leaders are curious and notice what’s going on Read more

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5 top pharmacy tech trends for 2021

While many pharmacists only encounter or look for trends once a year, it's clear that trends don't begin or end at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. Read more
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Pharmacy Leader profile: Margaret Wing – “You will be a pharmacist the rest of your life.”

I am most proud of having provided leadership that has not only transformed RxA, but has significantly advanced the profession of pharmacy in Alberta. Read more

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Pharmacy Leader profile: Nancy Lum-Wilson – “Leadership is not about making the most noise or the most money.”

The legacy that I would like to leave for the profession is to establish the profession as a partner with the rest of the healthcare system so they and all other healthcare professionals and stakeholders around them can measure and truly understand the value that they bring to patient and system outcomes. Read more

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Pharmacy Leader profile: Christine Poulin – “COVID-19 has pushed our system to its limit.”

As I was evolving my career, not many women were in positions of leadership, and I think very few were willing to talk about how difficult it is to manage their personal lives and continue to grow in their careers. Read more

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Pharmacy Leader profile: Pawandeep Sidhu – “I did not anticipate the journey I’ve been on.”

By the time I graduated, my ambition was to own or operate a chain pharmacy. My career goals were fully situated in community pharmacy. I never envisioned or thought I would be in the position I am today, working in a not-for-profit interprofessional clinic supporting those in a largely marginalized community. Read more