Jul/Aug 2017 Issue — Explore Articles

Spending time outside and with nature benefits us mentally and physically. While outdoors, whether hiking, biking, playing or gardening, contact with certain plants may result in skin reactions, called phytodermatitis. This review covers the more…

While pharmacists have had the ability to adapt prescriptions in B.C. since 2008, PharmaCare statistics show us that the vast majority of adaptions are for renewals, with only a small percentage attributed to dose changes, formulation changes or…

We are pleased to welcome Annette Robinson and Keith Shaw to the BCPhA Board of Directors, both of whom were elected April 15, 2017 and will serve three-year terms from Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2020. The Tablet spoke with Robinson and Shaw to provide…

As a member association, it is important that we are reviewing and assessing our program offerings on an ongoing basis. It’s vital that the time and resources we spend on developing or negotiating benefit programs are considered valuable and useful…

Randy Konrad, President of the BC Pharmacy Association

The BC Pharmacy Association Conference, which took place in Whistler from May 25-27, was a great success by all measures. Feedback from attendees indicates that the speakers were very well received as they delivered excellent presentations on a…

This issue of The Tablet profiles the most deserving award winners who were feted at the awards dinner at our most recent BC Pharmacy Association Annual Conference in Whistler. Since joining the Association I have always said that celebrating the …

After a partial knee replacement surgery eight years ago, Eveline de la Giroday had tried all sorts of anti-inflammatory medication hoping for pain relief.

The once active Vancouver resident — an enthusiast for baseball, downhill skiing,…

B.C. pharmacist Craig Plain has been named the 2017 Canadian Pharmacist of the Year by the Canadian Pharmacists Association.

As pharmacy manager of Pier Health Resource Centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Plain has been at the…

By Alan Low, BSc.(Pharm.), Pharm. D., RPh, ACPR, FCSHP, CCD Clinical Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC