Jul/Aug 2017 Issue — Explore Articles

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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…
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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…

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As the overuse and abuse of opioids continues to sweep across B.C., South Okanagan pharmacist and business owner Chris Pasin is working diligently in his pocket of the province to prevent and reverse the devastating effects of this health-care…

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Mark Kunzli is not your traditional pharmacist. He doesn’t hold a single, permanent position and has spent as much time in academic research and project management as he has in clinical care. 

But for dozens of pharmacy students and new…

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Jerold Chu

In just three years as students in the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jerold Chu and Jerry Mejia have made an indelible impact on the lives of their peers as well as their future careers, as active volunteers and…

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Parm Johal has shaped his life around the wise words of his father, spoken when Parm was just a young boy and new immigrant to Canada.

“Things were challenging as newcomers,” says Johal, who emigrated with his family from India to small-…

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While pharmacist and business owner Miguel Lopez-Dee has built an enviable resume as a leader and activist in his industry over the last several decades of practice, he is adamant that speaking out on behalf of the profession starts within the…

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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…

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Lindsay Kufta’s budding pharmacy career hasn’t necessarily followed a typical trajectory, but the eager pharmacist is quite content to enjoy the journey.

As an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Kufta started…

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This summer, the BCPhA will replace the outgoing position of chief operating officer with a new role and title, director of finance.

The successful candidate, Anne-Marie Butler, replaces the Association’s former COO Cyril Lopez, who retired…

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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…

In The News

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…

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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 …

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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,…

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Randy Konrad, President of the BC Pharmacy Association

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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…

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

Pharmacist Showcase

Seven pharmacists and two UBC pharmacy students were recognized by the BCPhA for their commitment to elevating the pharmacy profession, enhancing patient care and positively impacting their communities at the 2017 Excellence in BC Pharmacy Awards…