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

Retail pharmacy on cutting edge in health care

In the not-too-distant past community pharmacy was correctly perceived as a conservative business whose members were intent on operating within a well-defined set of parameters and not rocking the boat. A generation ago it wasn’t uncommon to hear members of the profession joke about what they did as “lick, stick and pour.” The industry as

Gallup: Pharmacists rate highly in integrity

ARLINGTON, Va. — For the 12th straight year, pharmacists continue to be rated near the top in Gallup’s annual Honesty and Integrity Survey. In its poll released last month, pharmacists maintained their ranking in the second position — behind only nurses and tied with medical doctors. The survey measures the public’s trust of diverse professions,