It is probably fair to say that at the moment people hear they are going to be audited they feel a certain amount of anxiety. This is certainly no different in the world of pharmacy with respect to the auditing of prescription drug plan claims.
Canadian research on adult vaccinations has proven the adage: “If you build it, they will come.” In this case, when pharmacists are authorized and reimbursed to put more shots in arms, more people will go to pharmacies to get immunized.
Many of us have lived experiences of mental health disorders in our families. It is clear that addiction, with its propensity for destroying lives, is one of the most devastating mental health disorders that we as pharmacists encounter.
What's the difference between a survivor holder (also known as successor holder) and beneficiary? Canadian pharmacy owners and pharmacists in general should be aware of an important wrinkle associated with Tax-Free Savings Account administration.
The New Year is upon us. Yet as I write this post in early January 2022, I must take a short pause to wonder about a couple things. How many of us had a great 2021? How many of us are hoping that 2022 is exponentially better than 2021? How many of us made New Year’s Resolutions?
Jarron Yee is among a small but growing number of Canadian pharmacists who have recognized that adding compounding to their dispensary services can lead to sizeable profits and a loyal and happy customer base.
The new year is (finally) here and that means the time is right, while 2022 is still fresh, to plan your pharmacy's financial plan for the year ahead. Here are four strategies to get you started on your annual plan.
Do you work your customers through their experience of your business in an efficient, logical and friendly manner?
Every product or service we buy, every store we visit, every media message we receive, every choice in our consumer society has been shaped by the forces of marketing.
With the new year come new possibilities and new opportunities. Today, I would like to take a moment to share with you an important strategy for building momentum for whatever goals and objectives you have made up your mind to achieve this year.
As I reflect on 2021 it has been a taxing year on the #pharmacy profession & through it all #pharmacists have stepped up to help protect their communities & provided optimal patient care which gives us optimism for the future.
Talk to any young pharmacist, and they’ll tell you that working as a pharmacist is nothing like studying pharmacy. In pharmacy school we had clinical thinking drilled into our heads every day. We followed a specific pharmacist’s thought process to assess medication therapy systematically.
If you are anything like me, you are now getting to the point where you have a list of things that you'd like to change. And given that we are coming up on the New Year, you may have quite a list of things that you would put in the category of “New Year’s Resolutions.”
There’s an old saying: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Of course, a more optimistic version would be: If you make a good plan, you increase your chances of success! That concept is important to keep in mind, especially if you’re making plans for the year ahead.
When I left pharmacy school over 20 years ago, I thought I had attained all the knowledge I needed in order to care for patients. The one thing that all those years of studying didn’t teach me was that my patients were going to become my greatest teachers.
The playground of life can be a harsh teacher. The kids on the playground can be so blunt. As a result, we develop little pieces of supposed wisdom to help us through these turbulent times. Phrases like “sticks and stones may break my bones” or “I’m rubber and you’re glue.”
Vaccinating children is nothing new to pharmacies. Pharmacies have experience with flu shots, but the number of individuals looking for vaccinations against COVID-19 sees new patients, fears, and hesitancies.
Hormone therapy has been used to relieve symptoms of menopause for the past 70 years. We know it can dramatically improve quality of life in women suffering from symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats.