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Michael Ortynsky remembers the day when he made the decision to follow in the footsteps of his father and headed north to begin his career in pharmacy. Based in the “energetic city” of Fort St. John, Michael learned to love rural life. So much so that over the past 35 years, he opened pharmacies…

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The 2017-2018 flu season is being described by health officials as one of the worst flu seasons to hit in many years, especially affecting those in high-risk groups, such as the elderly and those with chronic illnesses. More than 550,000 people…

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B.C. media campaign highlights importance of pharmacogenomics
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On Oct. 1, 2017, First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) clients in B.C. joined PharmaCare to receive drug benefits services through a tailored program designed specifically for First Nations called Plan Wellness (Plan W). Formerly, these patients received drug coverage from Health Canada’s Non-…

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In an announcement today, Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions stated the province would put life-saving naloxone kits into the hands of people at risk of overdose or likely to witness an overdose at community pharmacies throughout B.C.

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The BC Pharmacy Association recently kicked off the Say No to Flu campaign to bring greater awareness to the epidemic, especially at the start of the season, by providing patients access and convenience to get their flu shots by their local,…