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?
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
March is Pharmacist Awareness Month (PAM), a time to celebrate the contributions that pharmacists make to the Canadian healthcare system. PAM also provides a key opportunity for us to educate the public on the valuable services we deliver. “I didn’t know pharmacists could do that!”This is a common reaction we hear when offering new services … Continue reading 7 reasons you should be proud to be a pharmacist