3 Common (Fixable) Mistakes Pharmacists Make When Writing Their Resumes

Here’s another guest post by Alex Barker, from the Happy PharmD.   A great post for pharmacists looking to polish their resumes.

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Is Privacy Act Protecting Health Information or Preventing Health Care?

It is important to protect health information. We all respect our privacy as well as our patients’. Ontario’s health privacy legislation, the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), establishes a set of rules regarding our personal health information (PHI). But here are two scenarios where I feel the privacy act may hinder our abilities to provide seamless care to our patients.

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What is a pharmacist’s role in National Pharmacare?

Recently, an advisory council has been established for the discussion of the National Pharmacare.  Many stakeholders including pharmacists are not pleased that they have not been part of the advisory council.  I understand the frustration. I agree, pharmacists should be part of this important discussion. But I am also disappointed with the CPhA statement on the Pharmacare Advisory Council.

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Reversal Agent for Factor Xa Inhibitors: Apixaban and Rivaroxaban

FDA has recently approved the new antidote for reversal of factor Xa inhibitors – Andexxa® (andexanet alfa). This agent can reverse the effects of rivaroxaban and apixaban.  It’s only a matter of time that this reversal agent will become available in Canada. So I think it is time to take a closer look at this new antidote and its role in reversing the effects of anti-factor Xa agents.

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Traditional Care – Modern Solutions

A Close Look at One Unique Pharmacy in Kingston Ontario

I walk by Graham’s Pharmacy often and wonder why the pharmacy owner would decide to place antiques in front of the pharmacy. Doesn’t it send a message that the pharmacy is old-school, obsolete and not in touch with today’s modern technology? Out of my curiosity, I reached out to David Graham, the owner of Graham’s pharmacy for an interview.  He agreed.

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