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Patients ready to do more with pharmacists

April 2015 - An expansive poll of more than 2,900 Canadians tells a compelling story of people’s willingness to do more with pharmacists as healthcare providers. From vaccinations to chronic disease management and prescribing for common ailments,...

Smoking cessation results in Ontario

April 2015 - Preliminary research on Ontario’s publicly funded Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Program paints an interesting picture on possible factors influencing uptake and outcomes so far. For example, participation rates by pharmacies ranged from...

Services require simpler language

February 2015 - New consumer research confirms that when it comes to expanded services, pharmacists need to keep it simple and do more to raise general awareness.

The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada recently released findings from a...

A 'pillar' of the community: Darcy Stann

February 2015 - Growing up in Rosthern, Saskatchewan (population 1,500), Darcy Stann remembers the local pharmacy as one of the most prominent businesses in town. So pursuing a career in pharmacy seemed like an ideal way to marry his penchant for...

Pharmacy textbook support keeps on growing

February 2015 - As the launch of the Pharmacy Management in Canada textbook draws closer (June 2015), support continues to pour in from various aspects of the profession, including associations and industry, as well personal donations from more...

Verdict still out on usefulness of diabetes apps

February 2015 - With a slew of apps on the market purporting to help people manage their diabetes better, a group of Canadian researchers are determining whether pharmacists and patients think these programs have merit.

In the first part of the...

Board member spotlight: Derek Desrosiers

February 2015 - One year in and Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy (CFP) board member Derek Desrosiers says he already feels like he’s had an opportunity to make a real impact in contributing to community-based pharmacy research and innovation in...

Prescribing pharmacists reduce BP

December 2014 - Pharmacists with the authority to independently prescribe can significantly improve blood pressure levels in patients with uncontrolled hypertension, according to new research presented at the recent Canadian Cardiovascular...

Patients need pharmacists to do more

December 2014 - With an aging population and a healthcare system ill-equipped for chronic disease management, the potential for pharmacy is huge and as yet untapped, was the consensus of a panel representing patient advocacy groups at the...

New approaches key to reach patients

December 2014 - Pharmacists need to shift their language and approach to pharmacy services to better reach their patients, according to recent research on consumer attitudes towards pharmacy and pharmacists conducted by the Neighbourhood Pharmacy...