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Pharmacist as salesperson?

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With the continually changing pharmacy environment, pharmacists are going to have to approach patients and actively market and sell their services. Pharmacist sales skills can dramatically increase the uptake of expanded services and demonstrate how these services address the underlying needs of their patients. Read more

5 tips to offer your patients the best diabetes care

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When Rick Siemens from Lethbridge, graduated from the University of Alberta, he quickly realized that many of his patients with diabetes were struggling with their condition. Read more

Boost your biologics! Sorting out myth from reality.

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Biologics have transformed the treatment of a wide number of chronic medical conditions. Read more

Are your patients taking medical cannabis?

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Pharmacists are ideally positioned to address common questions and concerns of patients using medical cannabis. Read more

5 diabetes tools to help your patients manage their diet

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Patient education is a key component of pharmacy practice. Pharmacists are not only expected to provide information on medications, but increasingly asked more detailed information on the disease and its overall management. Read more

Physicians can be your greatest collaborators

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Clinical practice guidelines and regulatory colleges both recommend interprofessional collaboration. But, even knowing this collaboration can enhance patient care, many pharmacists struggle with enhancing relationships with physicians in their community. Read more

Update: Biosimilars are in the news

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The introduction of subsequent entry biologics (SEBs) - or biosimilars - is very different from the approval of a new generic medication. Their entry in the Canadian market is creating some challenges and opportunities for every pharmacist in the country. Read more

4 tips to get the most out of your continuing education

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All pharmacists have a responsibility to continue their professional development. How many turn their learning to their business? Read more

6 tips to upsell pharmacy services

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Upselling is a sales technique to induce consumers to purchase more expensive items, upgrades or other add-ons in an attempt to make a more profitable sale. When many people think of upselling, they envision a fast-food restaurant server offering fries or an apple pie with their order. Read more

How do you assess cardiovascular risk in your patients?

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Approximately 90 per cent of adult Canadians have at least one major risk factor (dyslipidemia, hypertension, cigarette smoking, sedentary lifestyle, high alcohol intake, obesity, diabetes) for coronary artery disease (CAD). Read more