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Turning your pharmacy into a destination drugstore

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When opportunity knocks, Satnam Lalli answers. In the fall of 2013 this pharmacist/owner had the chance to take over 2,500 square feet of space in a busy shopping mall at the centre of a vibrant community in Victoria, B.C. and transform Pharmasave Broadmead into a full-fledged destination drugstore. Read more

Why supporting your community makes good business sense

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Fred Cheng and his sisters literally “grew up” in the pharmacy business. Their father started a pharmacy on the main street in Cloverdale, a subdivision of Surrey, B.C. in 1983, eventually moving in 1999 to a larger, 6,000 sq. ft. location. Read more

Helping opioid patients recover with dignity

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The Respect Rx Pharmasave in Ottawa is not your ordinary community pharmacy. You won’t find a cosmetics section, home staples or many of the regular categories and products you’d find in many drugstores. There are small confection, OTC, vitamin and pain medication offerings, but the front shop is all behind the counter. Read more

Pharmacists take centre stage on patients’ home care team

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Twenty years ago, the thought of a community pharmacy that did not dispense any medication would have been unthinkable. Read more

Getting your pharmacy staff to buy in and stay in. It can be done.

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When it comes to staff training, pharmacy owner Bob Mehr is a firm believer in the well-worn adage: “you have to spend money to make money.’’ Read more

5 top tips to get customers to buy into pharmacy services

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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

Flu season is still here. Pharmacists are ready.

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

Pharmacy innovator – Watson’s Pharmacy’s “back to the future” approach

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Scott Watson’s two Ottawa pharmacies take customers back in time to an era when independents ruled the retail drugstore landscape. Read more

How to make the most of your continuing education

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Many pharmacists graduating from university feel they are at their peak and are concerned their learning will slowly deteriorate over time. Increasingly, savvy pharmacists realize that continuing education plays a vital role in ensuring they maintain their ability to provide the optimal care for their patients. Read more

Watch – 5 time management tips that will work for you

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Time is of the essence, but managing time effectively can be a challenge. Fortunately, time management is a skill that can be learned... Read more