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Thursday, March 19, 2020

#RethinkPharmacists: Providing care in remote communities

Christine and coworkers at the airport in Sioux Lookout

If you live in a rural Ontario community, you face greater challenges accessing health resources than your urban counterparts. There are fewer health services and supports available nearby, and residents often have to travel far for appointments.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

#RethinkPharmacists: Specialty care providers in hospitals

Nehal Patel with a blister pack and medicaitons. Rethink Pharmacists text.

When you think of a pharmacist, you probably don’t picture Nehal Patel. The alumnus from the School of Pharmacy works at Canada’s first and only transplant specialty pharmacy. Instead of working behind a counter, Nehal supports Canada’s largest solid organ transplant centre at Toronto General Hospital.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Vaccination beliefs are reinforced, not changed, in online discussions, study finds

Gloved hands administering a vaccine into an arm

Attitudes and beliefs about influenza vaccination are unlikely to change when discussed in online forums, found a new study from researchers at the University of Waterloo.

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:

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Pharmacists could dramatically reduce ER visits

Incorporating pharmacists with an expanded scope into the community or hospital emergency departments (ED) could significantly reduce ED crowdedness, according to a new study.

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