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Pharmacist Insights

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Canadians’ health in many different ways. Our daily routines have been altered and, with it, habits – good or bad – may have been augmented due to these changes in our routines.

Maintaining the overall health of our body is similar to that of a car; how we treat and care for it now will have a lasting impact on how it performs down the road in the years to come.


While teaching kids proper health and hygiene practices are crucial and help keep germs at bay, as kids across the country get set to resume what is sure to be a unique school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping clean to avoid illness is more important than ever.


There are different types of pharmacies in Canada, including community, hospital and clinical, and a trained pharmacist can work at any of them. But since 2011, the Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy has transformed the Canadian pharmacy landscape and the way patients make decisions about their medications.


More than ever, it’s important to recognize depression and know how to seek help for it.

As Canadians, we spend a lot of our time talking about and focusing on physical health conditions but have not treated mental health conditions the same way. It is time that we started to talk about and manage depression as an illness.


While mental health was a growing topic of concern before COVID-19, Express Scripts Canada’s data analysis has shown there was an 11% increase in the number of people who made claims for antidepressants between January and June 2020 compared to the same period last year.



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