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.
The top New Year’s resolution of 2017 was to get healthy and most people include losing a few pounds as part of their plan. To lose weight, one must obviously consume less calories than we eat.
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
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There has been a great deal of publicity lately around methadone and methadone clinics. When you are at your local pharmacy, you may see a client drinking a cup of orange juice; they politely say “thank you” and leave. Not unlike a scene outside Port Stanley’s landmark, Mackie’s, in the summer.