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Alberta pharmacists empowered by new regulations

CALGARY, Alberta — “Our pharmacists are energized by these new powers,” says Stacy Johnson, director of professional pharmacy services at Safeway Pharmacy. Johnson was referring particularly to the situation in Alberta, whose pharmacists have so far been accorded the broadest powers. But Johnson says similar reactions in her professional staff are evident in the other provinces

In Alberta, patients respond positively to expanded reach of Rx

CALGARY, Alberta — “Before the introduction of the expanded services three years ago, our pharmacists at the end of a busy day would often be physically exhausted. Now at the end of their shifts on a day with a similar volume of traffic they are likely to be mentally, as well as physically, exhausted,” says

Partners advance cause of pharmacy in Alberta

EDMONTON, Alberta — “Advocating for an enlarged role for pharmacists in the delivery of health services to patients in this province was very much a combined activity by the Alberta College of Pharmacy and my organization,” says Margaret Wing, chief executive officer of Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA). Wing was quick to point out that the leadership

Shoppers Drug Mart expands pharmacist’s role

Shoppers Drug Mart expands pharmacist’s role

In Canada, Alberta continues to be a leader in expanding the scope of practice for pharmacists from dispensing prescriptions to more and more health care services. Case in point: Shoppers Drug Mart. Starting in early January, patients can go to any of SDM’s 147 drug stores in Alberta to get a flu screening, giving pharmacists a

Shoppers Drug Mart stores in Alberta offer flu screenings

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacists in Alberta have begun providing in-store flu screenings, which the drug chain calls a first for Canadian pharmacies. The Canadian drug chain said Monday that patients can go to any of its 147 stores in Alberta and be screened for influenza A or B using a new flu screening