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Flu season is coming. Will you be ready?

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Monique Lavoie from Shoppers Drug Mart in Peace River, Alberta, isn't your typical pharmacist. Read more

The sun care category is hot!

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Sun care category is a perfect fit for pharmacy, providing an important point of interaction between pharmacist and patient. Read more

Minor ailments and more

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Across Canada pharmacists are enjoying an expanded scope of practice – and patients are reaping the benefits. For many pharmacists, contemporary practice now includes prescribing for minor ailments and renewing physician scripts. Read more

Tamara Begin – My experience as an aid worker

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Humanitarian work is not for everyone – it requires a sense of adventure, creativity, resourcefulness and a willingness to step outside of one’s comfort zone. However, being able to provide assistance to our neighbours around the world, instead of watching helplessly from the sidelines, makes it all worthwhile. Read more

Leaders in Pharmacy 2019: Ashesh Desai

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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

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

5 top tips to enhance your patient-centred care

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The opportunities to provide additional services to patients and enhance our value to them have never been greater. Read more

NEWS: Manulife to offer first medical marijuana program with Shoppers Drug Mart

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Manulife announced it will launch this fall the first medical marijuana program in Canada, in collaboration with Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation. The program will be available as an option for participating Group Benefits plans and individual health insurance plans in Canada.

Shoppers Drug Mart specially trained pharmacists, at an Ontario-based patient care centre, will support Manulife customers who have been approved for medical marijuana coverage. They will advise on the different strains of medical marijuana and the different ways to take it. Manulife customers will be able to choose the treatment that best meets their needs and that is covered under their Manulife Benefits plan.

“Medical marijuana can be complex. Most medically-authorized patients need help finding the right solution for their condition,” said Donna Carbell, Senior Vice President, Group Benefits, in a news release. “Manulife’s medical marijuana program will ensure people have appropriate advice, make informed decisions and receive the support they need to choose the appropriate strain for their condition.”

“Shoppers Drug Mart’s trusted healthcare professionals can provide patients with greater attention and support to navigate the complexities of medical cannabis therapies,” said Mark Rolnick, Vice President, Employer Health Solutions, Shoppers Drug Mart. “We are excited about this new partnership and its ability to help Manulife customers live their lives well.”

Manulife customers will receive ongoing case management with pharmacists from Shoppers Drug Mart’s patient care centre supporting them through education, regular check-ins, counselling, and phone and email support.

More details will be announced once the program goes live.


NEWS: Tilray forms strategic alliance with Sandoz Canada Inc.

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Tilray, a federally licensed producer of medical cannabis, has signed a binding letter of intent (LOI) to be the exclusive collaborator of a major pharmaceutical company to accelerate innovation and increase availability of high quality medical cannabis products. Read more

News Release: Loblaw Companies Limited introduces HealthWATCH for Business®

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The drug plan leverages clinical expertise to create sustainable benefits coverage with the support of Canada’s leading community pharmacy network. Read more