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How do you help your patients with diabetes handle cold and flu season?

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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

It’s that time of year. 5 top ways to get your patients to step up for a flu shot

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Ever get tired of hearing people say they don’t want the flu shot because it made them sick? Read more

Pharmacists are patients’ cough, cold and flu champions

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

News: Neighbourhood Pharmacies members give their best shot for flu season

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Over the past four years, the increased use of neighbourhood pharmacies as the location of choice for seasonal influenza vaccinations has demonstrated to governments and the Canadian public that pharmacies play an important and growing role in providing influenza vaccinations Read more

New research shows Canadians understand the flu, but not the importance of the vaccine

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Earlier this year, health officials worried that Canadians would not elect to get their flu shot given the ineffectiveness of last year’s vaccine. Read more

Pharmacie Fleury, Dupuis, Bergeron has flu season covered!

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As the autumn days approach, many of us are starting to think about the winter ahead. Wise pharmacists have done so months in advance to be ready for the upcoming flu season. Read more

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The flu is nothing to sneeze at. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, there are an average of 12,200 hospitalizations related to influenza each year in this country and approximately 3,500 deaths attributed to the flu. In the first six months of this year alone, there have been more than 5,400 hospitalizations and 340 deaths resulting from the disease. Read more