News archive - March 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

#Rethink Pharmacists: A go-to resource for vaccinations

Two students preparing needles for vaccinations in a workshop

Do you have a trip coming up? Then you might be thinking about travel vaccines. In preparing for your trip, you’ll probably pick a few things up from the pharmacy. Your travel vaccine could be one of them.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

#RethinkPharmacists: Providing personalized medication assessments

Pharmacist sitting at table and talking to patient about medications

Do you take three or more medications regularly? Do you feel like your medications aren’t working or that you may be experiencing side effects? Do you have diabetes? A MedsCheck with your pharmacist may be for you.

MedsChecks are services available to any Ontarian taking three or more medications for chronic conditions or to any Ontarian with diabetes. A MedsCheck is a free 20-30 minute private consultation with your pharmacist. You’ll review all of the medications you take, including over-the-counter medications and natural health products.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Pharmacy graduate student receives President’s Accolade for club that helps older adults with technology

Colin holding a tablet and gesturing to it while an older adult with glasses watches

Colin Whaley plans to attend medical school one day and has always had an interest in mental health. In his third year of undergrad at the University of Waterloo, Colin and his friend and fellow student Peter Hoang decided to turn that interest into action.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

#RethinkPharmacists: Supporting people who want to quit smoking

Pharmacist breaking a cigarette in half

Are you trying to quit smoking? Your pharmacist could be a good place to start. Pharmacists are trained in supporting people to quit smoking and are familiar with the wide variety of products to help quit. In Ontario, there’s a standard program that pharmacists use with patients. It looks like this:

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

#RethinkPharmacists: Providing tools to prevent overdose-related harm

Graphic with ambulance and person going to hospital. A phone with a checkmark, and a bathtub, bag of drugs and people with an x.

Do you know someone taking opioid medications? Then you should have a naloxone kit in case of accidental overdose. In Ontario, naloxone kits are available free of charge at participating pharmacies, thanks to the Ontario Naloxone Program for Pharmacies.

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