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The Medicine Shoppe at 4277 Kingsway is home to a diverse clientele of patients, including an increasing number of patients who arrived in Canada as refugees. The area is a popular place to settle for those new to B.C.

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This is a special year for community pharmacists in B.C. as the first graduates from the University of British Columbia’s Entry-to-Practice (E2P) PharmD program take their places at pharmacy practice settings across B.C. 

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B.C., once a leader in scope of practice for pharmacists, is now poised to become the only province without pharmacist-prescribing for minor ailments. However, even though the pharmacists’ scope of practice is quite limited in B.C., most Canadian provincial governments that authorize pharmacist-…

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We need to motivate our patients to lobby on our behalf. Tell our patients when we find an error with the written prescription that the doctor, dentist, naturopath, nurse practitioner has written and that we are here to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

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B.C. pharmacists are calling on provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix to press the federal government and Health Canada to put in place legislation or regulations to restrict the U.S. importation of Canadian drugs.

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BCPhA CEO Geraldine Vance writes to congratulate the new grad class, and speaks about the future of pharmacy.