The Tablet

The Tablet, our member magazine, features pharmacy and industry news, profiles on B.C. pharmacists, information on research developments and new products, as well as career and business opportunity listings.  

Spring 2018 Issue — Explore Articles

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BC Pharmacy Association members elected three representatives to the Board of Directors on April 16, 2018. Congratulations to two returning Board members, John Forster-Coull and Chris Waller, and new Board member Michael Huitema of Shoppers Drug…

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UBC pharmacy student and BCPhA member Boris Trinajstic will participate in the 2018 RBC GranFondo Whistler race, raising funds in honour of Diabetes Canada.

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Todd Dew, Pharmacy Manager with Hogarth’s Clinic Pharmacy in Vernon, keeps abreast of legislation and updated information on practice changes.

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The Tablet speaks with Henry to gain insight into her new role and its impact on community pharmacy in the province. 

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In what has been a turbulent year for community pharmacy, with price cuts, opioid epidemics and general anxiety over the future feasibility of the industry, I think at the end of the day we can all agree on what makes every pharmacist continue to…

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The  BC  Pharmacy  Association  Board  of  Directors  is  bringing  forward  two  bylaw  amendments  at  its  Annual  General  Meeting  on  May  26. Last fall, the Board approved moving the Association’s fiscal year from September 1 to the calendar…

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By all measures, 2018 has gotten off to a tough start for community pharmacy. The new generic drug pricing agreement developed jointly by the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance and Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association cuts deep, and it…

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If a physician has authorized frequent dispensing via a verbal prescription or faxed refill authorization, how do I document it in compliance with PharmaCare requirements?

Verbal prescriptions must be documented at the time of dispensing.…

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For almost seven years, Irvin Tang has been based in northern B.C. as associate at the Shoppers Drug Mart located in downtown Fort St. John. Little did Tang know that his career calling would be in pharmacy, let alone in a small oil and gas town of…

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Williams Lake Pharmacist Cathie Hamm remained at her pharmacy during the 2017 wildfires to serve patients who needed their medications.