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Chris Waller, pharmacist/owner of family-operated Lakeside Medicine Centre Pharmacy in Kelowna, B.C., has been elected president of the BC Pharmacy Association's Board of Directors for 2018/19, beginning September 1. Keith Shaw, Regional Pharmacy Manager with Sobeys based in Chilliwack, has been…

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Given the significant generic drug price deflation that pharmacy has seen in the past few years, and, in particular, the recent drop in prices on nearly 70 of the most commonly prescribed drugs in Canada by the pan-Canadian Pricing Alliance (pCPA), it is imperative that you strive to maximize…

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Some may argue that if there were ever a profession most impacted by government decisions, it would be pharmacy. From federal regulations and decisions to provincial laws, private and public payers and College regulations, community pharmacists have a myriad of issues to keep abreast of.

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On July 27, 2018, the BC Pharmacy Association found a new home – our fifth office location in the last 50 years. To better accommodate development of new training programs for members, we moved to a new floor of our same office building at Airport…

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In 2002, my wife, son and I were put on a ‘Black List.’ My wife, who was 38 weeks pregnant, and my three-year-old son both had upper respiratory infection symptoms, with my son’s nasal swab confirmed to be pertussis (despite having his immunizations up-to-date). We were all placed on antibiotics…

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Can pharmacists process claims for over-the-counter (OTC) / Schedule II items under a pharmacist’s license without the need for a prescription?