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Pharmacist Insights

It’s safe to say that most of us look forward to the long hot days of summer. Particularly when summer seems to take its sweet time getting here. But if you’re someone who suffers from a respiratory condition like asthma or COPD, you probably don’t relish the heat quite so much, particularly when it’s combined with high levels of humidity and smog in the air.


As Express Scripts Canada unveils its flagship Prescription Drug Trend Report, there is much cause for optimism. The rapid spending increases that had become the norm over more than a decade, and threatened the long-term sustainability of our treasured drug plans, seem to be held at bay once again, for the third year in a row.


World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st, a date that was chosen because the condition is defined by the triplication  of the 21st chromosome. This triplication  leads to a predisposition to a number of health challenges, including:


Meet Brad. Brad just turned 56 and is a mid-level manager with a tech firm in Southwestern Ontario. He’s always been relatively healthy, and he believes that he has an excellent drug plan. But he does have a family history of type 2 diabetes, and he worries what the health and cost implications would be if he had to take medication on an ongoing basis.



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