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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...

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...

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...

PopRx: Improving Pharmacy-Patient Interaction or Dumbing-Down the Role of Pharmacists?

A recent article published by Canadian Business, a Rogers Media affiliate, talks about how a new mobile application called PopRx is revolutionizing pharmacist-patient...

Hygiene Hypothesis vs. Influenza Vaccine

It’s that season again! Pharmacies are stocked up and ready to roll out the new flu vaccines. While pharmacists are known to be strong...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...