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5 tips to help caregivers administer meds to kids

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Caregivers often report difficulty administering medications to children. Up to one-quarter of children may refuse outright to take their medication. Read more

The 3 top strategies to combat patients’ drug anxiety

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Marc Pourrier
Fear of unforeseen side effects, distrust of pharmaceutical companies, nervousness over changing treatment plans – there are many reasons patients get anxious over being prescribed a new medication. Read more

Use med reviews to build trust and prevent adherence issues

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Denis-Roy
We spoke with Denis M. Roy, senior director of professional affairs with Pharmaprix/Shoppers Drug Mart in Montreal, about customer loyalty and adherence, the importance of both, and the building blocks of patient health outcomes in a successful pharmacy. Read more

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CARE is always the starting point, is greater than [ > ], and leads to, COMMERCE. The order can never be reversed. Read more

Nonadherence an alarming trend – Express Scripts Canada 2019 Prescription Drug Trend Report

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Express Scripts Canada (CNW Group/Express Scripts Canada)
Depending on the conditions for which they are being treated, as many as 70 percent of Canadian patients are not taking their medications as directed by their physicians. Read more

The top 8 ingredients of high-adherence pharmacies

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Care is greater than and equals Commerce. They must always be aligned and never in conflict. So if patient care and business interests are so perfectly aligned, where is the financial gain from Rx adherence…the so-called secret sauce? Read more

Healthcare Innovation: Riding the hype cycle

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Kelly Grindrod
Hype is a big concept in tech. Roy Amara was a futurist who is credited with saying that “we tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” Read more

Medication adherence: Are you in control of the biggest issue facing pharmacists?

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John Shaske excels at many things in his pharmacy, but a solid commitment to medication adherence ranks as one of his proudest achievements. Read more

Pharmacists take the lead – new research report shows half of Canadians not taking medications as directed

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Half of Canadians with chronic diseases don't take their medication as prescribed – leading to serious health complications, hospitalization and even death. Read more

NEWS: Rexall launches ‘OneStopMeds’ to improve patient health outcomes

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Rexall is now offering patients a new service, OneStopMeds, powered by Ateb® Canada's Time My Meds®, delivered by pharmacists. Read more