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Pharmacist Insights

Alan Strashok, Express Scripts CanadaExpress Scripts Canada pharmacist, Alan Strashok, was introduced to the potential of science at an early age – growing up in Alberta, he liked to do experiments with his brothers’ chemistry set, sometimes “pushing the boundar

07/04/2016

Poisoning is one of a parent’s worst fears, and those fears are well founded – about half of poisonings happen to children under six.

Among Canadians of all ages, poisoning is the fourth-leading cause of injury deaths and the fifth-leading cause of hospitalizations.

03/21/2016

It’s impossible to keep up with the latest research on vitamins and other supplements, even if you’re online every day and know which sources are credible. But fortunately, you don't have to because pharmacists are the go-to experts on supplements as well as over-the-counter and prescription medicines.

Your pharmacist can help you avoid harmful interactions with your prescription medications, as well as make informed decisions about which supplements to take.

02/01/2016

Sure, they dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health-care practitioners, but pharmacists do so much more, playing an important and comprehensive role in the health of their patients.

Pharmacists must be equipped with the medical knowledge necessary to provide advice and information about the purpose, interactions and side effects of all drugs they dispense. Depending on the province they practise in, they may also provide injections and prescribe some medications.

01/1/2016

Few Canadians would disagree that it is easier to feel great in summer, when the sun shines and long days make it easy to get outside and enjoy nature. But if “winter blues” linger and make it difficult to cope with daily life, it may be something more serious than just the typical cold weather blahs.

12/21/2015

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