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Pharmacy Leader profile: RxA’s Margaret Wing – “Advocacy is my job, but I am extremely passionate about this profession.”

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Margaret Wing oversees the administration and operation of RxA, which promotes pharmacists and their role in supporting and advancing the health of Albertans. “One of our primary roles,” she says, “is working with elected officials in Alberta so they better understand and acknowledge the contribution pharmacists can make to the healthcare system.” Read more

Pharmacy Leader profile: Donnie Edwards – dedicated customer service with random acts of kindness

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Donnie Edwards co-owns Boggio & Edwards IDA, a specialty compounding pharmacy in Ridgeway, Ont., and is a clinical coordinator at the University of Waterloo. He spoke with us about making exceptional service a daily experience for customers. Read more

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

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

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

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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

Pharmacy Leader profile: Ashesh Desai of Shoppers Drug Mart

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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

Pharmacy Leader: Pierre-Marc Gervais of Pharmacie Pierre-Marc Gervais

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Pierre-Marc Gervais opened his pharmacy in downtown Montreal in 2008. As a young pharmacist, he was looking to contain expenses while building his expertise. He determined the best approach was to focus on the pharmacy and forego the frontshop. Read more

Pharmacy leader John Papastergiou – passionate about pharmacy practice research

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John Papastergiou plays many leadership roles in the pharmacy community. Owning and operating two busy urban Shoppers Drug Mart locations consumes most of his time. That being said, he is also passionate about pharmacy practice research. Read more

Can Type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases be reversed with food?

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The Institute for Personalized Therapeutic Nutrition is a not-for-profit collaboration among pharmacists, researchers, academics, physicians and allied health professionals. The team focuses on a common goal: implementing a food-first approach to manage or reverse chronic conditions. This is a new and emerging area of practice, says CEO Sean McKelvey. “Most people don’t realize that type 2 diabetes, and many other chronic diseases, can often be reversed with food. The impact we’re seeing is quite remarkable.” Read more

Donnie Edwards focuses on pain management, women’s health and addiction services

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Donnie Edwards co-owns Boggio & Edwards IDA, a specialty compounding pharmacy in Ridgeway, Ont., and is a clinical coordinator at the University of Waterloo. His focus is on pain management, women’s health and addiction services. Read more

Leaders in Pharmacy 2019: Michael Wright

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As CEO of Rubicon Pharmacies, which has 104 stores in Western Canada, Michael Wright’s role comes down to bringing out the best in people. “We want our pharmacy managers to feel empowered to make their own decisions,” he says. “My role is to bring people together to share best practices and help pharmacists evolve into their new role.” Wright has been a leader in pharmacy for more than 30 years, with 20 years in direct patient care and more than 12 years at head office with Rubicon. Read more