Pharmacy Practice + Business – Index

Pharmacy Practice + Business – Index

Pharmacy Practice + Business is a pharmacy magazine for Canadian pharmacists and pharmacy owners.

On this page you will find a list of all the topics mentioned in the journal since 2017.

You can access the digital archive of the magazine by clicking this link (Login required):  Canadian Healthcare Network

Publication date


2021

July – ISSUU

  • Editor’s Message: Pharmacists are giv’n’er
  • Practice Experts – Practical diabetes : Where are we with sensor – augmented insulin pump therapy?
  • Travel health – Oust the ouch: Strategies to reduce injection pain
  • Clinical feature: Don’t worry, you’ve got this! Treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
  • CE LESSON: New advances in the treatment of multiple sclerosis
  • 5 Tips – Pearls you can you sin your practice now: Incorporating virtual care in pharmacy
  • Cover story – Innovator profile: Growing a new path for pharmacy
  • PharmTech – What you need to know about emerging technologies in healthcare / Digital health tools. Increasing pharmacists’ radius of care through telehealth
  • OTC Counselling Tips – A series of tip sheets created by final-year pharmacy students at the University of Waterloo : DRY EYES AND CONTACT LENS WEAR
  • Back Talk – Creative thoughts and smart ideas for pharmacy owners and managers: THE IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATION: PART 2

May – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Innovator Profile: Breaking barriers to improve health literacy — King Chen’s multidisciplinary team serves the Chinese community in their languages
  • Editor’s Message: A happier work life can start with one step
  • News feature: Meet the winners! Introducing the 2021 Pharmacy U Innovator Awards
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Adverse Reactions:
      • Addressing sunscreen hesitancy
      • Drug-induced ototoxicity
    • Dermatology Issues: Sunscreens: Selection, usage and safety concerns
  • 5 Tips: Preventing, recognizing and managing pharmacist burnout
  • Special report: Minor ailment prescribing [An update]. Pharmacists as minor ailment advisors: how it’s going so far.
  • 2021 OTC counselling & recommendations survey. Pharmacists’ most recommended nonprescription brands
  • BackTalk/Managing: The power of one small change
  • CE LESSON: Optimizing care: a practical application of GLP-1 RAs following the Diabetes Canada 2020 Update

March/April – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Innovator Profile: A pharmacist comes home to create his ultimate pharmacy
  • Editor’s Message: The beginning of the end
  • Pharmacists helping pharmacists: This month: With live conferences cancelled, how have pharmacists been keeping up with their CE requirements?
  • News feature: To test or not to test? COVID-19 testing in community pharmacy
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Practical Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes: Update on pharmacologic glycemic management in adults
    • Pain management: Management of post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Clinical feature: Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM)
  • 5 Tips: Individualizing nicotine replacement therapies for smoking cessation
  • Self-care review
    • OTC Issues: Treating uncomplicated cystitis
    • OTC counselling tips: Pediatric diarrhea
  • Pharmacist appreciation month: Physicians love pharmacists!
  • BackTalk/Strategy: The benefits and importance of collaboration
  • CE LESSON: The pharmacist’s guide to cell-based influenza vaccines in Canada
  • CE LESSON: Thinking beyond diabetes: the changing role of SGLT2 inhibitors

January/February – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Innovator Profile: Building a better home for indigenous health
  • Editor’s Message: It’s time to flip the pharmacy mode
  • Pharmacists helping pharmacists: This month: Readers share good things that happened for them in 2020
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Geriatric Issues: Managing pruritus in the elderly
    • Therapeutic Issues: Low-dose methotrexate – is any amount of alcohol safe?
    • Travel Health: Travellers’ thrombosis – not just an ‘economy class syndrome’
  • Clinical feature: New oral oncology drugs
  • 5 Tips: Inter- and Intraprofessional collaboration and communication
  • Pharmatech: Digital health tools
  • Self-care feature:
  • BackTalk/Managing: The 10 minute check-in

2020

December – ISSUU

  • On the cover: My artificial pancreas. Patient-driven, DIY technology to manage Type 1 diabetes is gaining popularity—and science is finally taking it seriously
  • Editor’s Message: Women leaders get real
  • Pharmacists helping pharmacists: This month: Readers share their tips for how to take a mental break when things get stressful.
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Practical Diabetes: COVID-19: Why are people with diabetes at increased risk for more severe disease and mortality?
    • Dermatology Issues: Atopic dermatitis: Focus on topical therapies
    • Pain Management: Methadone as a pain treatment
  • Clinical feature: Parkinson Disease: An update for pharmacists
  • 5 Tips: Risk reduction in Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Finding your niche: Relief pharmacy offers variety, flexibility
  • OTC Counselling tips: A pharmacist’s role in impetigo
  • BackTalk/Managing: Teaming in the dispensary
  • CE LESSON: An update on oral chemotherapy drug interactions

November – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Innovator Profile: Michael Do—Empowering pharmacists, one app at a time
  • Editor’s Message: The mental health toll of COVID-19
  • Pharmacists helping pharmacists: This month: Readers share their tips for boosting morale in the pharmacy
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Therapeutic Issues: Cannabis use disorder – a growing issue
    • Adverse Reactions: ACEs, ARBs and COVID-19
  • Clinical feature: Timing is everything: Understanding the optimal duration of antibiotic therapy for common infections
  • 5 Tips: Enhancing adherence to inhaler therapy
  • Self-care review
    • OTC Issues: Tooth be told: Combogesic may change dental pain management
    • OTC counselling tips: “B” healthy: Vitamin B12 deficiency in recurring aphthous ulcers
  • Special feature: Are you listening yet? Check out these podcasts by and for pharmacists
  • BackTalk/Strategy: How to plan for pharmacy automation

October – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Innovator Profile: Trish Molberg has created a practice – and a schedule – that serves both patient care and work-life balance
  • Editor’s Message: COVID confusion takes a toll
  • Pharmacists helping pharmacists: This month: Readers share their tips for a less stressful flu season
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Travel Health: Pokes during the pandemic – Travel vaccines and COVID-19
    • Practical Diabetes: The emotional load of managing diabetes
    • Geriatric Issues: Managing sleep disturbances in parkinson disease
  • 5 Tips: Managing lower back pain
  • Cancer care in the community: The pharmacist’s role
  • Finding your niche: Pharmacy writing. So you want to be a pharmacy writer?
  • Business feature: 10 things I wish someone had told me when I started out as a pharmacy owner
  • BackTalk/Managing: If you build your best practice, patients will come

September – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Innovator Profile — Tino Montopoli: Diabetes care, transformed by personal experience
  • Editor’s Message: Let’s try social distanced idea sharing
  • The Buzz: What pharmacists are talking about on CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Special feature: Long-term care pharmacists in the thick of the COVID-19 crisis
  • Finding your niche: Industry pharmacist. Going to the pharma side. Pharmaceutical industry provides professional opportunities + personal perks.
  • Practice Experts:
    • Dermatology Issues: A practical approach to navigating topical acne therapies
    • Pain management: Topical analgesic preparations for pain
    • Adverse Reactions:
      • clarithromycin-DOAC interaction
      • CNS events with TNF-inhibitors
  • What is the endocannabinoid system and why is it important?
  • Clinical feature: Better hypertension management: How to work with patients for better blood pressure results
  • 5 Tips: Becoming a better preceptor for pharmacy students
  • OTC Issues: Pandemic Pain: Ruling out COVID as a cause of headaches
  • BackTalk/Strategy — What’s your specialty strategy?
  • CE LESSON: IBS-D and the Pharmacist’s Role

August – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Innovator Profile—Andrea Silver: Putting her heart and mind into patient care
  • Editor’s Message: When the impossible becomes possible
  • The Buzz: What pharmacists are talking about this month
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Practical Diabetes: SGLT2 inhibitors for kidney protection;
    • Therapeutic Issues: Chronotherapy for hypertension
  • Clinical feature: Insomnia: New focus on nonpharmacological management for pharmacists
  • 5 Tips: Being prepared for anaphylaxis in the pharmacy
  • BackTalk/Managing: What I miss
  • CE LESSON: The 2020-2021 Flu Season in the Context of COVID-19: Protecting Adults Aged 65 and Older

June/July – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Covid-19 heroes: Pharmacists truly stepped up. Thank you!
  • Editor’s Message: Pharmacists in the big game
  • The Buzz: What pharmacists are talking about on CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Geriatric Issues: Anemia of chronic disease
    • Travel Health: Destination: Information! Navigating travel health resources
  • Clinical feature: Understanding Lyme disease: Answers to 14 key questions about diagnosis and management
  • 5 Tips: Recognizing and managing immune checkpoint inhibitor tox-ICI-ties
  • Innovator profile: Skip Dr. Google—Ask a Pharmacist
  • BackTalk/Strategy: Unusual times can spur business creativity
  • CE LESSON: Exploring acute migraine treatments for adults
  • CE LESSON: Managing patients with chronic kidney disease

May – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Beyond the baby blues: How pharmacists can help women with postpartum depression
  • Editor’s Message: Tweeting with the enemy
  • The Buzz: What pharmacists are talking about this month
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Business feature: Bird is the word: 15 people to follow on Twitter
  • Practice Experts:
    • Practical Diabetes: Diabetes and preparing for colonoscopy
    • Pain Management: Pain and addiction
  • 5 Tips: Deprescribing Proton Pump Inhibitors
  • Finding your niche: Teaching pharmacy
  • Innovator feature: Extend Pharmacy: Bringing cancer care to the community
  • Bird is the word. 15 Twitter accounts pharmacists should follow
  • OTC issues: Wondering about pregnancy tests? “Urine” luck!
  • BackTalk/Managing: What’s your why?
  • CE LESSON: The changing role of GLP-1 receptor agonists – Recent updates and the new oral GLP-1 receptor agonist
  • CE LESSON: Helping patients achieve glycemic control through informed technology and behavior change strategies

April – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Drug plans decoded. Our frontline gurus share their tips to lessen the pain of drug plan issues—and make life that much easier for patients
  • Editor’s Message: You’re walking the “most accessible” talk
  • The Buzz: What pharmacists are talking about this month
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Adverse Reactions:
      • Depressive symptoms with oral contraceptives
      • Mortality in patients prescribed hypnotics/anxiolytics
    • Therapeutic issues: Weighing in on obesity medications
  • Finding your niche: Drug Information gurus
  • 5 Tips: Teaching children to swallow pills
  • Self-care review:
    • OTC Issues: Xerostomia
    • OTC counselling tips: Allergic Rhinitis
    • 2020 OTC counselling & Recommendations survey: Pharmacists’ most recommended nonprescription brands
  • BackTalk/Strategy—Where to go next? Ask these questions first

March – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Innovators – When food is medicine: Proving that food and health go hand in hand
  • Editor’s Message: Inspiring pharmacists, inspiring pharmacists
  • The Buzz: What pharmacists are talking about on CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Geriatric Issues: Helping patients with late-life depression
    • Practical Diabetes: Managing severe hypoglycemia
  • Clinical feature: Is it GER or GERD?
  • BackTalk/Managing – Leadership: Where is it?
  • CE LESSON: A Pharmacist’s Guide to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP)

January/February – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Making connections to serve indigenous communities: Listening, learning and earning trust come before providing care
  • Editor’s Message: New year, new fight?
  • The Buzz: What pharmacists are talking about on CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Pain management: Managing sleep disturbances in chronic pain
    • Travel health: The ABCD approach to malaria prevention
  • Clinical feature: A closer look at glaucoma
  • 5 Tips: Selecting electronic medication adherence strategies or older adults
  • Finding your niche: Long-term care pharmacy
  • OTC counselling tips: Helping patients cope with insomnia
  • BackTalk/Managing: It’s up to us to change our culture
  • CE LESSON: Assessing Prescriptions for Travel Vaccines

2019

December – ISSUU

  • On the cover: The Innovators: A pharmacy safe space
  • Editor’s Message: Building a new pharmacy model
  • The Buzz: What pharmacists are talking about on CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts/Practical Diabetes: Advising patients with diabetes about recreational cannabis
  • Clinical feature: ASA for disease prevention
  • Business feature: How to market your pharmacy services
  • Finding your niche: Respiratory care
  • 5 Tips: Supporting the mental health and wellness of indigenous youth
  • Self-care review
    • OTC Issues: 50 shades of red—Is it sunburn or photosensitivity reaction?
    • OTC Counselling Tips: Strep throat
  • BackTalk/Biz Talk: No time for professional programs? Here’s how you can make it happen (Part 2)

November – ISSUU

  • On the cover: The Innovators: The Virtual Pharmacist— How remote access technology is improving care, saving costs and creating new business opportunities for pharmacy
  • Editor’s Message: Here comes the future
  • The Buzz: What pharmacists are talking about on CanadianHealthcareNetwork
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Therapeutic Issues: Subclinical hypothyroidism – are we overtreating?
    • Adverse Reactions:
      • Pregnancies continue to occur during isotretinoin therapy
      • Cough and cold medications in young children
  • Clinical feature: HIV treatment update for community pharmacists
  • Finding your niche: Cardiovascular care
  • Self-care review
    • OTC Issues: Don’t cry, it’s just a stye! A review of common eyelid conditions
    • OTC Counselling Tip sheet: Dandruff—An opportunity in self-care
  • BackTalk/Managing: “Flu shots? They make me sick!”
  • CE LESSON: Integration of new treatment options for patients with severe asthma

October – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Communicating effectively with patients
  • Editor’s Message: Health supplements in their natural habitat
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Geriatric Issues: Helping elderly patients manage orthostatic hypotension;
    • Practical Diabetes: Social issues in young adults with diabetes
  • Finding your niche: Oncology Care: An opportunity to bring comfort and hope, while practicing to full scope
  • Self-care review/New series: OTC Counselling Tip Sheet: Sweet relief: The buzz about honey and cough
  • 5 Tips: Counselling the growing immigrant population
  • THE INNOVATORS: Reefer MEDness: A cannabis story: Healthcare duo create unique way to educate on all things cannabis
  • BackTalk: Biz Talk: Ready to offer professional services? Here’s how to start
  • CE LESSON: Chronic migraine. Comprehensive Management. Collaborative Care

September – ISSUU

  • On the cover: What do pharmacists need to be happy on the job?
  • Editor’s Message: It’s not easy being LGBTQ
  • The Buzz: What pharmacists are talking about this month
  • The Guest column:
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Pain Management: Acute and chronic pain assessment: a necessary skill for pharmacists;
    • Adverse Reactions:
      • ADR rates in men and women;
      • Infection risk with psoriasis systemic medications
  • Clinical feature: Focus on vaccination for adults
  • 5 Tips: Optimizing patient adherence to chronic medications
  • Finding your niche: LGBTQ patients
  • THE INNOVATORS: Robinsong Health. Out of the pharmacy and into health promotion through diet
  • BackTalk: Managing: passing the buck is not patient care
  • CE LESSON: The pharmacist’s role in Assessing and Recommending Treatment for Symptoms of the Common Cold

July/August – ISSUU

  • On the cover: The Innovators: SRx: New chain’s business model builds in time for specialty care
  • Editor’s Message: Minding the gap, and your business
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Therapeutic Issues: Update on C. difficile treatment and prevention;
    • Practical Diabetes: Pre-diabetes—an indicator for change
  • Clinical feature: Helping patients with cancer quit smoking
  • 5 Tips: Launching sexual health services in community practice
  • Finding your niche: Addiction care
  • BackTalk: BizTalk: How to gauge employee engagement
  • CE LESSON: Managing bipolar disorder

June – ISSUU

  • On the cover: The pharmacists’ dilemma: Expanded scope is here—so why aren’t pharmacists happy?
  • Editor’s Message: Notes from a pharmacy immersion
  • The Buzz: What pharmacists are talking about on CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Travel Health: The DEETails on insect repellent alternatives;
    • Pain Management: NSAIDs for acute and chronic pain
  • Clinical feature: Handle with care: Current management of depression in children and adolescents
  • 5 Tips: Managing #Healthcare InPHARM@tionOverload
  • Finding your niche: Veterinary pharmacy
  • BackTalk: Managing: The ticking clock
  • CE LESSON: Optimizing Diabetes Pharmacy Consultations in the Digital Age
  • CE LESSON: Focus on Prescription Antihistamines for allergic rhinitis and chronic spontaneous urticaria

May – ISSUU

  • On the cover: The Innovators: Cadence Apothecary. Inter-disciplinary care in the inner city
  • Editor’s Message: Ontario’s bait and switch budget
  • The Buzz: What pharmacists are talking about on CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Practical Diabetes: The new Canada’s Food Guide—What you need to know;
    • Geriatric Issue: Managing type 2 diabetes in the elderly
  • Clinical feature: Managing Migraine
  • 5 Tips: Improving medication safety in the elderly
  • Finding your niche: Geriatric care
  • Self-care review/OTC Issues: Diaper dermatitis—don’t make a rash decision
  • Back Talk. Biz Talk: Take over, or start new?

April – ISSUU

  • On the cover: The Innovators: Bringing pharmacy care to remote communities
  • Editor’s Message: Where are the women?
  • The Buzz: What pharmacists are talking about on CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Pain Management: Fibromyalgia – the pain condition with many faces;
    • Adverse reactions: Ondansetron safety in pregnancy, Statin adverse effects
  • 5 Tips: How to initiate opioid tapering
  • Finding your niche: This month – Paediatric care: Small patients big rewards
  • 25TH ANNUAL OTC COUNSELLING & RECOMMENDATIONS SURVEY
    • The OTC Counselling Top 10: Nonprescription and companion products you should be recommending to your patients
    • Highlights from the OTC counselling & Recommendations survey
    • At your recommendation: This year’s most recommended OTC brands
  • BackTalk: Managing – Culture: the missing piece
  • CE LESSON: Management of head lice

March – ISSUU

  • On the cover: The Innovators: Natural fit: Dan Pike answers patients’ needs for clean health supplements
  • Editor’s Message: You can go your own way
  • The Buzz: What pharmacists are talking about this month
  • The Guest column: Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Practical Diabetes: Travel planning for insulin users;
    • Therapeutic issues: Safety of beta-blockers in patients with lung disease
  • Finding your niche: This month: Specializing in women’s health
  • 5 Tips: Avoiding drug interactions with prostate cancer therapy
  • Practice feature: Update on e-prescribing in Canada
  • Self-care review/OTC Issues: Oh Baby! An update on infant nutrition options
  • BackTalk: Biz Talk: Why you need a business plan
  • CE LESSON: Management of Impetigo

January/February – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Leaders in Pharmacy: Enhancing Value to Patients
  • Editor’s Message: Situation critical: (but ever-hopeful)
  • The Buzz: Corporations can’t change the pharmacist—can they?
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Travel Health: Travel abroad to visit friends and relatives: What pharmacists need to know
    • Geriatric Issues: Shingrix: New kid on the block
  • Clinical feature: Optimizing care of older patients
  • 5 Tips: Pearls for your practice: Enhancing patient privacy in the pharmacy
  • Leaders in pharmacy: Small steps translate into big actions for patient care.
  • Payer issues: Public plans looking to make the switch?
  • News series: Pharmacy Specialties: Have you found your niche?
  • Back Talk: Managing: Where’s the passion?

2018

December – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Innovators Something special about BioScript Pharmacy
  • Editor’s Message: Pharmacists at the breaking point
  • The evolution of prescribing
  • The Buzz: What pharmacists are talking about this month
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Adverse Reactions: Marijuana safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding
    • Practical Diabetes: Tips to help your patients manage diabetes during the holidays
  • Clinical feature: Attack of the Superbugs
  • 5 Tips: Pearls for your practice:
  • Self-care feature/Self-care for urinary incontinence
  • Creative Business Concepts: A pharmacy renovation that puts pharmaceutical care first
  • BackTalk/Frontline Leadership: Failing…to succeed
  • CE LESSON: Travel Health Services by Primary Care Pharmacists in Community Practice

November – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Openings HybridPharm offers a mix of pharmacy, wellness and cannabis counselling
  • Editor’s Message: How do we measure value?
  • Opinion/The Guest column: Don’t let fear of discipline keep you from expanded scope activities
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Therapeutic Issues: Chronic fatigue syndrome. Considerations for pharmacists.
    • Practical Diabetes: Pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes
  • Clinical feature: New developments in type 2 diabetes care
  • 5 Tips: Pearls for your practice: Managing childhood functional constipation
  • Mind your business/Private eye: The case for covering cannabis. Insurers climbing aboard for medical cannabis.
  • BackTalk/Managing: Amazon: Friend or foe?

October – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Openings Specialty clinic pharmacy fills gaps in addiction care
  • Editor’s Message: Out of touch?
  • The Buzz: What pharmacists are talking about this month.
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts/Pain management: Medical cannabis for refractory pain and other conditions
  • Clinical feature: How pharmacists can help minimize drug- induced fracture risk
  • 5 Tips: Pearls for your practice: Deprescribing antipsychotics
  • Self-care review/OTC Issues: Managing nausea in pregnancy
  • CE LESSON: Management of moderate to severe asthma

September – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Mind Your Business Six ways to get social media working for you and your pharmacy
  • Editor’s Message: To FB or not to FB?
  • The Buzz: What pharmacists are talking about this month
  • Opinion/Guest Column: Supporting pharmacists who care for elderly patients
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Colloquium: The role for medical cannabis in chronic pain management
  • Practice Experts:
    • Adverse Reactions:
      • Inhaled corticosteroids and fracture risk in COPD;
      • Trimetoprim hyperkalemia and acute kidney injury
    • Geriatric Issues: Less is more. Avoid prescribing cascades in older adults
  • Clinical feature: Alcohol use disorder: how pharmacist can help identify, triage and support patients
  • 5 Tips: Pearls for your practice: Interpreting home and pharmacy blood pressure measurements
  • Leaders in pharmacy: YOu can recommend adult vaccines and help protect your patients
  • Self-care feature: Foot self-care for patients with diabetes
  • Mind your business/Guest Column: Thinking of opening your own pharmacy?
  • BackTalk/Managing: Busting 5 common myths about prescribing pharmacists
  • CE LESSON: Hypertrophic scar care and prevention Made possible by support;
  • CE LESSON: Influenza vaccine: how pharmacists can protect seniors during flu season

August – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Openings Nanci Frank – A pharmacy free agent
  • Editor’s Message: Get ready for a #self-care wave
  • The Buzz: The first word is yours. A VANCOUVER, BC, PHARMACIST IS UNDER FIRE (and a regulatory complaint) after allegedly refusing to give a 16-year old an EpiPen when she told him she was suffering an anaphylactic reaction.
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Pain Management: Buprenorphine- the underutilized opioid for chronic pain
    • Therapeutic Issues: Asymptomatic hyperuricemia. To treat or not to treat?
    • Practical Diabetes: What is new in the latest clinical practice guidelines?
  • 5 Tips: Pearls for your practice: Effective communication with physicians
  • Clinical feature: New developments in menopausal hormone therapy
  • Mind your business/Marketing Basics: Digital Marketing: It does make a difference!
  • CE LESSON: Optimizing pain management in the community pharmacy setting

July – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Openings – Kristen’s Pharmacy: has a distinct focus on patient care
  • Editor’s Message: Tired of the blame game?
  • The Buzz: The first word is yours.
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Travel Health: Travellers’ diarrhea: Applying new guidelines to practice
    • Geriatric Issues: Antipsychotics and older patients: proceed with caution
  • 5 Tips: Pearls for your practice: How to develop your career for early success
  • Clinical feature: Mifegymiso has got MI-SO confused!
  • Self-care review/Skincare Advisor: Topical Vitamin C: A miracle for aging skin?
  • Self-care Feature: Ear, Ear: Self care of minor ear conditions
  • Mind your business
    • Private Eye: Pharmacogenics testing: coming your way—or is it?
  • BackTalk/Managing: Errors, errors everywhere. We forget that our real job is to optimize drug therapy and solve drug-relate problems. We need to move back to our intended role as medication experts.
  • CE LESSON: Understanding Probiotics

June – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Michael’s Pharmacy: Personalizing patient care
  • Editor’s Message: How the big picture enlightens
  • The Buzz: The first word is yours.
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Practical Diabetes: Tips to help your visually impaired patients with diabetes
    • Adverse reactions: Significant drug interactions with NOAC’s
  • Clinical feature: Lyme Disease: The pharmacist’s role in prevention and management
  • 5 Tips: Pearls for your practice: Using motivational interviewing in your practice
  • OTC Issues: The “nitty gritty” of dry eye disease
  • BackTalk. Frontline Leadership: Developing your personal brand of directors
  • CE LESSON: The latest in managing and monitoring schizophrenia

May – ISSUU

  • On the cover: BioPro Biologics Pharmacy. Openings: A brand new healthcare model
  • Editor’s Message: Excellent care’s no trend
  • The Buzz: the first word is yours.
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice experts/Therapeutic issues: Making sense of serotonin syndrome
  • Clinical feature: Natural health products: How to assess the potential benefits and risks in patients with cancer
  • BackTalk/Managing: We are not McDonalds. It’s not our job to fill an accurate “order”. Our job is to care for the patient.
  • CE LESSON: Allergic rhinitis: An overview for pharmacists
  • CE LESSON: Secondary prevention of stroke

April – ISSUU

  • On the cover: 24th ANNUAL OTC REPORT
  • Editor’s Message: Use social media to control your story; The power of stories.
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Pain management: Rotating oral opioids for pain control
    • Practice diabetes: Metformin use in patients with kidney disease
  • 5 Tips: Pearls for your practice: Drugs for managing non-pain symptoms in palliative care
  • Clinical feature: Peripheral arterial disease: your key role in modifying risk factors and optimizing management
  • Self-care review/OTC issues: Counting sheep to fall asleep?
  • CE LESSON: Answering your questions on GLP-1 Receptor Agonists in Type 2 Diabetes

March – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Tiny and tightly focused on health
  • Editor’s Message: YOU are your pharmacy’s most valuable ressource
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Adverse reactions: Risk of breast cancer with hormonal contraception
    • Frontline leadership: The Four agreements for pharmacy professionals
  • 5 TIPS: Pearls you can use in your practice now: Talking to the media
  • Clinical feature: Antimicrobial allergy: A deeper look
  • Self-care review: Counselling menopausal women on self-care options

February – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Vital care for vulnerable patients
  • Editor’s Message: New group doing the hard work 
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Therapeutic Issues: Medication overuse headache: risk assessment and management
    • Practical Diabetes: Sensor-based glucose monitoring systems
  • 5 TIPS: Pearls for your practice: Selecting oral iron supplements for children 
  • Self-care review/Skincare Advisor : Novel cosmeceuticals for acne management 
  • Mind your business: Ten tips for an (almost) painless pharmacy audit 
  • Back Talk/ Business Focus: Why you must always begin at the end 
  • CE LESSON: Managing Seizure Disorders in Adults 

January – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Leaders in Pharmacy: Demonstrating value and propelling the profession forward
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Travel Health: Are you current on travel trends?
    • Pain Management: Overseeing and opioid taper
  • Clinical feature: Autism spectrum disorders
  • 5 Tips: Pearls for your practice: Demystifying the role of team-based primary care pharmacists
  • Self-care review/OTC issues: Navigating fad diets for weight loss
  • Highlights from Pharmacy U Vancouver
  • Mind your business
    • Pharma Finance: The ins and outs of the financial services industry
  • BackTalk: Managing: A new year’s confession

2017

December – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Health & Wellness. Staceye D’Angelo’s Wellth. Pharmacy takes a holistic approach to health.
  • Editor’s Message: Living their dreams.
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Heath: Concerta and generic formulations: “Where the rubber meets the road”
    • mHealth and Social Media: Shared decision-making tools: Navigating uncertainty.
  • Clinical feature : Testosterone deficiency syndrome 
  • Self-care feature : Treating cold and flu symptoms in patients with chronic condition 
  • Back Talk/Business Focus What’s your pharmacy’s true purpose? 
  • CE LESSON: Understanding and managing dysphagia: an overview for pharmacists 

November – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Small and mighty! PACE Compounding Pharmacy is growing among the giants through specialization and relationship-building discounts
  • Editor’s Message: Crafting a future in specialty practice; Crafting a sustainable practice.
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Adverse Reactions: Antibiotic adverse events in hospitalized patients
    • Practical Diabetes: Microalbuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes
  • 5 TIPS: Pearls for your practice: Managing co-morbid issues in patients on methadone maintenance therapy
  • In Sync : Debunking myths about med sync and ABM
  • Clinical feature: Palliative care in patients with dementia
  • Mind your business
    • Pharma finance: Value drivers to sell your pharmacy at the highest price
    • Private eye: What’s your score from green shield?
  • BackTalk: Managing: One small step…One giant leap for pharmacy

October – ISSUU

  • On the cover: For patients helped by medical marijuana, “Life is good again”.
  • Editor’s Message: Time to take medical marijuana seriously
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Practice Experts:
    • Medication forum: Are drug therapies effective for post-traumatic stress disorder?
    • Ethics and Issues: I am constantly reading about deprescribing in journals, conferences, and even in the media. Do pharmacists have a role to play in deprescribing?
  • Clinical feature: Optimizing antibiotic use in children
  • Self-care review
    • OTC issues: Managing allergic rhinitis
    • Skincare advisor: Prescribing hydroquinone for melasma and skin lightening
  • 5 TIPS: Pearls for your practice: How to reduce the risk of a robbery
  • Back Talk: Business Focus Create a value proposition that patients actually care about

September – ISSUU

  • On the cover: The future is now: Meet four pharmacists who are making their passions a business reality
  • Editor’s Message You’ve changed, we’ve changed 
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Check this! Why techs are essential to pharmacy practice 
  • Practice Experts:
    • Adverse reactions:
      • Maternal antidepressant use: no increase in autism risk;
      • Oral corticosteroids: risks of short-term treatment
    • mHealth & social media: Healthcare innovation: riding the hype cycle
  • Clinical feature: In-pharmacy spirometry: How to implement point-of- care testing in your pharmacy 
  • 5 Tips: Pearls for your practice Encouraging kids to take their medication 
  • Self-care feature: Chronic musculoskeletal pain: self-care and pain management 
  • Self-Care Expert : How one pharmacist became an expert in probiotics 
  • Pharmacy owners from coast to coast share their success stories
    • Going the extra mile
    • Standing apart from the competition
    • Connecting with patients is job one
    • Embracing new services and approaches
    • Putting a full scope of care into action
    • Stepping out of your comfort zone
    • Moving ahead with travel health
    • No request too big or too small
    • Boosting adherence
    • Secrets to success in a busy Front Shop
    • Toasting innovation in the Front Shop
  • CE LESSON: Lowering the risk of lows: new insulins with lower rates of hypoglycemia

July-August – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Quadruple therapy; New standard for treating H.Pylori
  • Editorial: No excuse for not promoting naloxone
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Clinical Notes: New opioid guidelines; Assessing Diabetes MedsChecks; Antibiotics and spontaneous abortion
  • Practice Experts/New column: Frontline Leadership: Potential to lead is within us all
  • Pearls for your practice: Antimicrobial stewardship in community pharmacy

June – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Management of hormone receptor positive early breast cancer in postmenopausal women
  • Editorial: Are you where millennials can find you?
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Clinical Notes: New hypertension guidelines (pediatric and adult); nonpersistence with direct-acting oral anticoagulants
  • Practice Experts:
    • Medication forum: Does evolucumab have a role in the manageemnt of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, particularly familial hypercholesterolemia?
    • mHealth and social media: Point-of-care ECGs: navigating out of the information vacuum
  • 5 TIPS: Pearls for your practice – Naloxone use in opioid overdose
  • Private Eye: Are health savings accounts the key to demand for pharmacy services?
  • CE LESSON: Managing head lice: an overview for pharmacists

May – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Hypertension in the elderly. Improving blood pressure control in older patients.
  • Editorial – Why attend pharmacy conferences?
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Clinical Notes: News on Vitamin D and respiratory infections, prophylactic antipyretics in vaccinations, melatonin supplements, lifestyle recommendations in breast cancer
  • Practice Experts/Child and adolescent mental health: Long-acting injectable antipsychotic use in adolescents
  • 5 TIPS: Pearls for your practice – Identifying factors that can affect A1C
  • Skincare Advisor: Treatments for sun-damaged skin
  • CE LESSON: Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Management in the Community Setting

April – ISSUU

  • On the cover: Special report. 23rd annual OTC market report.
  • Editorial – You’re ready for minor ailments
  • Drug News: A review of new launches, new indications, new dosage forms and Health Canada advisories
  • Clinical Notes: Antimicrobial stewardship, managing croup; asthma in adults, new Zika recommendations
  • Practice Experts:
    • Ethics and Issues: Should pharmacists be cynical about the motives behind corporate pharmacy’s interest in patient adherence initiatives?
    • Medication Forum: What are the primary clinical considerations for oral anticoagulant prophylaxis in venous thromboembolism?
  • 5 TIPS: Pearls for your practice – Communicating effectively and respectfully with transgender patients
  • SELF-CARE AND WELLNESS: OTC Issues: New standards for nonprescription health claim sand labels
  • Drugs and colostomy / ileostomy patients: Key considerations for medication use in ostomy patients
  • CE LESSON: Iron deficiency anemia