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Although wildfires are a normal and natural part of summers in British Columbia, the 2017 and 2018 seasons were two of the most devastating on record. Approximately 65,000 people were evacuated in 2017 and more than 1.2 million hectares burned in both summers, releasing at least 200 million…

The British Columbia Pharmacy Association has made an official submission to the B.C. government in anticipation of the Ministry of Health’s efforts to modernize the province’s health profession regulatory framework.

Pharmacists have a professional responsibility to promote health and prevent diseases in our communities and society, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a priority.

We have created a culture in Canada that leads consumers to believe health care is free, but we as health-care professionals know this is not true. Pharmacists’ services should also not be free.

We need to motivate our patients to lobby on our behalf. Tell our patients when we find an error with the written prescription that the doctor, dentist, naturopath, nurse practitioner has written and that we are here to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

The Medicine Shoppe at 4277 Kingsway is home to a diverse clientele of patients, including an increasing number of patients who arrived in Canada as refugees. The area is a popular place to settle for those new to B.C.

This is a special year for community pharmacists in B.C. as the first graduates from the University of British Columbia’s Entry-to-Practice (E2P) PharmD program take their places at pharmacy practice settings across B.C. 

B.C., once a leader in scope of practice for pharmacists, is now poised to become the only province without pharmacist-prescribing for minor ailments. However, even though the pharmacists’ scope of practice is quite limited in B.C., most Canadian provincial governments that authorize pharmacist-…

From the time she was a toddler, living in a Cantonese-speaking home and learning English through watching Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Kwong has drawn on an aptitude and passion for expanding her knowledge and skillsets.

It was a self-described ‘spur of the moment’ decision that led her to pharmacy during her first year of undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia. After learning about the area of a study from an on-campus friend, she knew pharmacy could be the right fit for her and took one of…

As a third-year pharmacy student, part-time pharmacy assistant at Shoppers Drug Mart and active student volunteer, Amy Kwan has a lot on her plate.

Following a career that has seen pharmacist Dr. Alan Low wear many hats — hospital practitioner, researcher, advisor, instructor, author, speaker, corporate officer — in February 2017 the pharmacy practitioner applied his decades of practical experience and clinical knowledge when opening an…

A pharmacist-doctor duo who both work in the same building in Fort Langley are the winners of this year's Collaborative Care and Friend of Pharmacy Awards.

As the only pharmacy in Fort St. John open 365 days a year, Tang has established his role as an essential provider of health-care services to the community at large.

As a future pharmacist, third-year pharmacy student Riaaz Lalani looks forward to helping patients find answers to their medical issues.

Jiwa says he shapes his mentorship on two key qualities: be respectable and be approachable. While young associates seek Jiwa’s advice due to his well-known success, it’s his willingness to help in any situation that leaves a lasting impression.

Silver is passionate about pushing the scope of practice in pharmacy, to make room for compassionate and progressive patient care. Immediately upon graduation, she enrolled in UBC’s Community Pharmacy Residency, a one-year postgraduate immersive training program that involved 16 community…