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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…

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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 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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Methadone is a racemic mixture, and different formulations may have different ratios of enantiomers. It makes sense that people who had been previously stable on a particular ratio of enantiomer don’t experience the same therapeutic benefits with a different ratio.

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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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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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In the wake of Vancouver’s measles outbreak this past winter, pharmacist Raymond Li explores the need to review immunization status and immunize before pregnancy or immunosuppression when administering MMR vaccine

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One of the biggest challenges facing pharmacy has been the lack of understanding that government decision makers have about the value pharmacists provide by interacting with patients on the front-lines. 

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Be a socially responsible business. That starts with creating a caring culture within your pharmacy staff team. Then build upon that culture and team vision by having a pharmacy mission to contribute to your community.  Be a community leader yourself by getting involved in things like volunteer…

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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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This spring marks the graduation of the first Entry-to-Practice PharmD students from the University of British Columbia (UBC). It really is the first step in charting a new frontier for the profession of…

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Vaccines are essential health measures to protect patients from severe diseases that are preventable. While everyone is in agreement that communicable disease prevention is of utmost importance in children — leading to the virtual elimination of all immunization-related barriers for this age…

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British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix suggested there could be sweeping changes coming to the way health care is regulated in the province. In his speech to pharmacists at the BC Pharmacy Association Annual Conference on May 10, Dix said in his opinion, there are too many health colleges…