February - 2017
March is Pharmacist Awareness Month-this year’s theme is “Pharmacists: Doing More.
“No one will care how much you know unless they know how much you care”. Many years ago, this was told to me by a professor. She wanted to ensure that I understood that being competent was important as a pharmacist, but caring for patients needs to start with care and compassion.
According to Statistics Canada, two-thirds of seniors are taking five or more medications per day and one-quarter take 10 or more. While the benefits of these therapies are often clear, there is a darker more sinister side: Adverse Drug Events (ADEs). ADEs can range from the