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Leaders in Pharmacy: Esmail Merani – Specialize for better care, better business

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Esmail Merani, who is from a family of pharmacists, believes that connecting with patients is central to the services pharmacists deliver. Read more

Leaders in Pharmacy: Darcy Stann – Pharmacy at the tipping point

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Darcy Stann is the principal consultant with the Firebird Management Consulting Group, which offers strategic planning, government relations, sales management and more to pharmacy companies, organizations and associations. Specialty medications are an area of expertise, including high-cost biologics. Read more

Leaders in Pharmacy: Derek Jorgenson – Fostering a new generation of pharmacists

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As a faculty member, Derek Jorgenson teaches, conducts research and maintains a clinical practice. His research focuses on primary healthcare practice, including optimal roles for pharmacists in this system, interventions to improve medication management and best methods of teaching medication management to students and practising pharmacists. Read more

Leaders in Pharmacy: Erin MacKenzie – Pharmacists: the go-to professionals

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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

Leaders in Pharmacy: Ross Tsuyuki – Building evidence of pharmacy’s value

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When he was offered a position as a professor at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine, Ross Tsuyuki thought it sounded both different and interesting. “I was not sure anyone had done this before,” he says. “I signed up for three years. That was 21 years ago.” Read more

Leaders in Pharmacy: Benoit Morin – Helping patients navigate the healthcare system

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Morin Pharmacy serves a large and diverse community of patients. In addition to a pharmacy with a small frontshop, owner Benoit Morin operates three labs, including one for IV products. Read more

Leaders in Pharmacy: Derek Desrosiers – Time to break free from stereotypes

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Although Derek Desrosiers jokingly describes his role at the BCPhA as “chief cook and bottle washer,” he primarily helps members with professional practice and business management issues. Read more

Leaders in Pharmacy: Judith Choquette – Speaking up about pharmacy’s value

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Judith Choquette purchased her 2,200-square-foot store in 2009, but she’s quick to point out it is a family pharmacy that has been in existence since 1962. As the third owner, she is serving three generations of customers. Read more

Leaders in Pharmacy: Bruce Winston – Time to usher in a new future

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Bruce Winston purchased his first community pharmacy one year after graduating. Today, he is an owner of Sandstone Pharmacies, which operates 19 pharmacies throughout Calgary and rural Alberta. Read more

Leaders in Pharmacy: Brenda Bursey – Involvement is key to effecting change

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Over the course of her career, Brenda Bursey has been the owner of an independent pharmacy and an associate-owner for Shoppers Drug Mart. She developed an interest in the treatment of opioid addiction and became a prime mover in the development of the Opioid Dependence Treatment (ODT) program in Newfoundland and Labrador. Read more