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Pharmacist Felicia Yang never imagined she’d wind up behind bars. But for the past year, she’s found her passion helping inmates manage their medications.

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Pharmacist Soyun “Sunny” Park checks inventory behind the counter at a Richmond pharmacy. Her pharmacy manager is ultimately responsible for inventory management and has set proper procedures and ensured she and others are trained…

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On July 27, 2018, the BC Pharmacy Association found a new home – our fifth office location in the last 50 years. To better accommodate development of new training programs for members, we moved to a new floor of our same office building at Airport…

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In 2002, my wife, son and I were put on a ‘Black List.’ My wife, who was 38 weeks pregnant, and my three-year-old son both had upper respiratory infection symptoms, with my son’s nasal swab confirmed to be pertussis (despite having his immunizations up-to-date). We were all placed on antibiotics…

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Some may argue that if there were ever a profession most impacted by government decisions, it would be pharmacy. From federal regulations and decisions to provincial laws, private and public payers and College regulations, community pharmacists have a myriad of issues to keep abreast of.

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Given the significant generic drug price deflation that pharmacy has seen in the past few years, and, in particular, the recent drop in prices on nearly 70 of the most commonly prescribed drugs in Canada by the pan-Canadian Pricing Alliance (pCPA), it is imperative that you strive to maximize…

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Can pharmacists process claims for over-the-counter (OTC) / Schedule II items under a pharmacist’s license without the need for a prescription?

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For the last eight years, French-speaking Vancouverites have found a safe haven in the Pharmasave on Commercial Drive, co-owned and operated by pharmacists Kunakar Pou and wife Ja Kyung Kim.

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In complex times there is often an urge to seek simple solutions. With the enormity of the human and environmental crises that we see on our daily news feeds, it is easy to want a tidy fix to such big problems. While I will resist the urge to name…

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Ampoules of epinephrine an approved replacement for EpiPens

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Two member pharmacists have been appointed to the BC Pharmacy Association Board of Directors and will begin their roles on Sept. 1, 2018.

Karen Sullivan is Senior Director, Pharmacy Professional Affairs for Loblaw Companies Limited, where…

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Safeway Pharmacy Manager Mark Robertson checks records at his Fort St. John pharmacy. Record keeping is just one component of the many responsibilities of a pharmacy manager.

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As my term as President comes to a close, I would like to thank the Board of the BC Pharmacy Association for their work this past year.

I find myself reflecting on what we have achieved, what new challenges have arisen and what we as…

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While a common assumption is that the elderly are at greatest risk for loneliness, data show that up to 70 per cent of late adolescents and young adults report that they “sometimes” or “often” feely lonely, compared to 30 to 50 per…