Drug names, whether brand or generic, are sometimes a pharmacist’s worst enemy. Pronunciation struggles, spelling difficulties, and memorization issues make you wonder how and why pharmaceutical companies come to name their drugs. This is how I assumed drug names were created, but Twitter user Andy Webb (@AJWPharm) started a great thread on drug origin names. … Continue reading 23 interesting drug name origins
With just under 9 days left until the 2019 Federal Elections, party platforms have been released, important topics have been debated, and election promises have been made. As a pharmacist, the debate on national pharmacare as one of the hot topics of this year’s election campaigns has been intriguing. So where do the major federal … Continue reading ELECTIONS 2019: Where do the four major parties stand on national pharmacare?
Pharmacy students are the future of the profession. And for some pharmacy students, that future is now. That’s why I have dedicated a blog series, Student Sit-down, to showcase pharmacy student-led projects that are improving the pharmacy profession, the healthcare system, and more! Vaccines protect children against serious diseases and play an important role in … Continue reading These 2 pharmacy students purchased 6,240 vaccines to help protect children from preventable diseases
With Muslims set to observe the month of fasting on May 6, where they refrain from eating or drinking between dawn and sunset every day, pharmacists play an important role in helping manage their medications around this new schedule. This article provides useful tips for pharmacists to help their Muslim patients throughout Ramadan, from general … Continue reading How to help your patients manage medications during Ramadan
With the Ontario government moving towards implementing pharmacist-led minor ailment services that would allow pharmacists to prescribe for a number of common conditions, BC will soon be the only province without such services. Is pharmacist prescribing for minor ailments needed? Healthcare costs in BC are mounting, with nearly half our provincial budget spent towards it.1 … Continue reading BC might become only province without pharmacist prescribing for minor ailments
Pharmacy students are the future of the profession. And for some pharmacy students, that future is now. That’s why I have dedicated a blog series, Student Sit-down, to showcase pharmacy student-led projects that are improving the pharmacy profession, the healthcare system, and more! Introducing the first ever Student Sit-down with Travis Orange and Chase Richer … Continue reading How these 2 pharmacy students are improving interprofessional collaboration