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As the threat of measles loomed over B.C. this winter and spring, pharmacists are playing a vital role in the B.C. government’s newly launched measles immunization catch-up program, which launched in April and runs until June 2019. With the goal of immunizing as many school-age children as…

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Starting in September 2019, Pacific Blue Cross will administer benefits on behalf of the FNHA for dental, vision, medical supplies and equipment as well as drugs not covered by PharmaCare. Currently, approximately 144,000 First Nations people in B.C. receive these benefits primarily through Non-…

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Initially torn between engineering and pharmacy when applying to university, Omar Saad’s fascination with the science behind medicine — how it works in our bodies and how each person responds to medication in their own unique way — tipped the scales in pharmacy’s favour. Omar has since graduated…

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Wendy Song, Jamie Park, Britany Wong and Rachel Tandun of the group, MindMed, received first prize in the annual student competition where pharmacy students are tasked to imagine themselves as consultants to a community pharmacy and develop a unique clinical service offering to distinguish…

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As a pharmacist with 20 years of practice and, now as your Board president, I can speak from personal experience when I say that pharmacists bring so much more to the table than their ability to fill prescriptions. We are lifelong learners, problem solvers and business specialists. And, above…

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Currently, seven Canadian universities in addition to UBC offer PharmD degrees, including the University of Alberta, University of Saskatchewan, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Université de Montréal, Université Laval and Memorial University of Newfoundland. The University of…