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7 Tips to Reduce Pharmacy Dispensing Errors in Light of Boy’s Recent Death

Recently in the news we read about the tragic death of a Mississauga boy because of a pharmacy dispensing error.The 8-year-old boy was diagnosed...

Pharmacists Must Play Larger Role in Assessing Mental Illness

Today is October 10th and it is World Mental Health Day. It is an annual occurrence that recognizes people who suffer from mental-health issues and...

The Heated Debate: Pharmacists Dispensing Medical Marijuana

With the Canadian legalization of marijuana underway, the controversial debate continues around how and where patients will obtain their cannabis prescriptions.As a pharmacist, the...

How to Make the Most of the Registered Pharmacy Technician Role

It is well known fact that behind every great pharmacist is an excellent pharmacy technician. Pharmacy technicians are the backbone to every pharmacy and...

The Birth of Relief Buddy

In my last post, I told you about my post-graduation experience and the difficulties I faced landing a full-time job. Today, the situation continues...

The Moment I finally Graduated from Pharmacy School

The year was 2011, and I was a new pharmacy graduate from the University of Toronto. I would be lying if I said it...

5 Tips to Survive in a Busy Pharmacy

As pharmacists we will inevitably go through stressful days, but what sets us apart is how we tackle these challenges. Are we calm and...

Naloxone: No Prescription for Opioid Antidote in Ontario

As of June 24th 2016, Naloxone was changed to a schedule II drug, making it available without a prescription for emergency use outside the...

Career Paths: From Pharmacist to Real Estate Agent

Tony Guerra, chair, instructor, and pre-pharmacy advisor at Des Moines Area Community College's Pharmacy Technician program, wrote an inspirational article where he offers advice...

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Calgary Pharmacist Charged with Theft of 33,000 Opioid Tablets from Okotoks Pharmacy

A 52-year-old Calgary pharmacist has been charged with “a significant amount of narcotics had been diverted” from a Safeway pharmacy in Okotoks, said...

Ottawa Pharmacist Convicted of Fentanyl Trafficking

An Ottawa pharmacist was found guilty of trafficking fentanyl. The case against pharmacist Waseem Shaheen first began in October 2014 when he faked a...

Quebec Pharmacies Running out of Critical Heart Medication

Approximately 8,000 Quebec cardiac patients are at risk of ending up in the hospital emergency room as a result of a shortage of a...