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Dr. Abdu Sharkawy is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and an Infectious Diseases consultant at the University Health Network. Having amassed more than 20 years of experience on the front lines, he routinely appears on multiple media outlets around the globe for his…

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Jamie Wigston, BC Pharmacy Association Board Director and pharmacist at West End Medicine Centre in New Westminster, has been seeing a much greater demand for vaccines over the past year. Wigston’s pharmacy has so far administered 200 doses of the…

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Community pharmacists are often the first health- care professional hospitalized patients interact with after discharge, and are the first line of defense against medication-related problems.

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Dr. Martin Lavoie took on the role of Deputy Provincial Health Officer in July 2020. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Population Health and Chief Medical Officer at Fraser Health. He shared with members the ever-evolving plans of the provincial government’s COVID-19 vaccine plans…

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Just over a year after a global pandemic brought the world to a standstill in March 2020, efforts to administer COVID-19 vaccinations across Canada are in full swing. And just as pharmacists stepped up in the face of immense challenges one year ago, pharmacists are once again being called upon…

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Learn about how some of our community pharmacies in British Columbia are taking the fight to COVID-19. Across the province, community pharmacists are each doing their part to meet patients’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether that means administering COVID-19 vaccines or ensuring…

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Mitch Moneo has worked with the Ministry of Health’s Pharmaceutical Services Division since 2004 and was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister of the division in 2017. He was one of the speakers at the BCPhA Annual Conference, which was delivered virtually this year in March, where he revealed his…

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The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on the world in many different ways. People interact with each other differently and they also interact with businesses differently. These behavioural changes, or at least some of them, are likely to persist for some time and may even become…

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What a wild ride this last year has been.

It has only been a few short weeks since Minister Adrian Dix’s announcement that vaccines would be available in B.C. pharmacies in the Lower Mainland. I know you and your pharmacy teams have been…

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By any measure the COVID 19 vaccine roll-out in pharmacies was more than a little crazy.

During the lead-up, the BCPhA team had been in conversations with ministry staff for many weeks about how best to bring pharmacies into the province’s…