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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

COVID-19. Pharmacists on the frontlines. Phil Emberley – “Our role as healthcare providers has evolved to trying to allay our clients’ fears.”

In mid-January, COVID-19 was a far-off disaster which many mistakenly assumed would never reach North America. However, in recent weeks, it has become obvious that this was not the case. Read more

 
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COVID-19. Pharmacists on the frontlines. Pavithra Ravinatarajan. “Being a relief pharmacist is never easy.”

As a relief pharmacist there has always been a struggle when walking into a new pharmacy. Read more

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COVID-19. Pharmacists on the frontlines. Susan Beresford – “How do we get the truth out there?”

As a community pharmacist practicing to the full extent of Nova Scotia’s scope (i.e. assessing patients, prescribing medications and providing injections), I was so disappointed to again be defined by a bottle of pills – the 30-day supply bottle of pills! Read more

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COVID-19. Pharmacists on the frontlines. Jen Baker – “Through the chaos of COVID-19, I see a brighter future for pharmacy.”

Years from now, when my future self reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be with a wide range of emotions. Read more

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COVID-19. Pharmacists on the frontlines. Moses Boachie – “When life throws you curveballs, grab a bat and swing.”

I just want to start by thanking and encouraging all of my fellow pharmacists, technicians, and all pharmacy workers throughout the world during this hard time. 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. Patients with psychiatric comorbidities can be an ideal target for tobacco cessation or reduction interventions given the high prevalence of smoking and the potential for significant benefit.
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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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News: OnPharm-United enters agreement with Canada Health Infoway to offer PrescribeIT to its network of retail pharmacies

 OnPharm-United has entered into an agreement with Canada Health Infoway, to offer PrescribeIT®, Canada’s national e-prescribing service, to its network Read more

Infographic: COVID-19 vs. seasonal allergies

A patient comes in complaining of a runny nose and sneezing. She's worried she may be suffering from the COVID-19 virus. Read more

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Custom content: The Health Depot Pharmacy launches direct-to-door service

Long time London, Ontario-based pharmacist Andy Donald has launched The Health Depot Pharmacy, a direct to door service. Read more
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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

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Pharmacy Leader profile: CFP’s Dayle Acorn advocates for the profession of pharmacy.

The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy, a registered charity, has a singular mission: to advance the profession of pharmacy. Read more

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Pharmacy Leader profile: Erin MacKenzie advocates for pharmacists in PEI.

As the head of the Island’s professional advocacy organization, Erin MacKenzie serves as spokesperson for pharmacists in the province. She works closely with government to advance an expanded role of pharmacists in the healthcare system. Read more

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News: IDA, Guardian, Medicine Shoppe and Remedy’sRx pharmacies partner with Tia Health to offer virtual care services

IDA, Guardian, Medicine Shoppe and Remedy'sRx pharmacies have announced a new partnership with Tia Health. Read more