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Monday, June 27, 2016

Frailty and the Heart: Exploring the connection between frailty and heart disease treatments

As Canadian life expectancy increases, older patients and their caregivers face difficult questions regarding the risks and benefits of treatment options. Some treatments are more invasive than others: how can patients and healthcare providers decide which option is best?

Friday, June 24, 2016

27 pharmacists earn second pharmacy degree from Waterloo Pharmacy Bridging Program

In June, the first 27 graduates of the Waterloo Bridging Program received their PharmD degrees at convocation.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Medication management during the holy month of Ramadan

This year the holy month of Ramadan spans from June 7 to July 7. This is a time of fasting, prayer, and charity during which many Muslims will not ingest anything between dawn and sunset. This includes food, drink, and medications.

Though Muslims who are sick or have a chronic health conditions are exempt from Ramadan, many still choose to fast. Thus, pharmacists may be required to adjust medication schedules and dosage strengths for patients on oral medications, suppositories, or eye, ear and nose drops.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Pharmacy student Jenn Mackenzie wins OPA Student of Distinction Award

Fourth-year student and former Waterloo Society of Pharmacy Students president Jennifer Mackenzie received the 2016 Ontario Pharmacist Association’s (OPA) Student of Distinction Award for her leadership ability and commitment to advancing the profession.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Waterloo Pharmacy well-represented in annual pharmacy practice awards

Last weekend marked the annual Ontario Pharmacist Association’s (OPA) conference, and Waterloo Pharmacy staff, students and faculty were out in force.

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