A doctor asked us to refer their patients 65+ to their office for High Dose TIV ... has anyone else had a similar experience? ANSWER THESE THREE SURVEY QUESTIONS
In the end, having labors laws for pharmacists hasn’t solved the root problems that face pharmacists today. Look to Alberta for your example.
The time has come for us to discuss: Hours of work and eating periods, Overtime, Minimum wage, Public holiday, Vacation pay, and Personal emergency leave.
Update July 2018
According to reports from the Globe and Mail and Vice News, the Ontario government is preparing to announce that it will allow private stores — not just government-owned ones — to sell recreational cannabis when it is legalized on Oct. 17. The province is reportedly still expected to control the distribution of marijuana to the stores, as well as maintain control over online sales.
It won't be distributed in LCBO either.
Update 11:44am Sept 8 2017
LCBO will run the stores, but it won't be distributed IN the LCBO stores. Recreational cannabis will still be in a standalone retail location (up to 150 stores by 2020)
A short article with three big reasons why I think recreational cannabis will end up in Pharmacists' hands.
Official Behind the Counter Challenge: Pronounce all 15 Brand drug names below within 9 seconds and without taking a breath to win a cookie.
You are now reading Part II:
1. Challenges with the "refreshed" MedsCheck program
2. Potential improvements
3. Conclusion and what to do next
"Is coactified and Cotridin interchangeable? They both have same chemicals but do not show up on ODB formulary so not sure" - anonymous student
It seems like the Ministry of Health has not updated their printer paper and/or has not updated their software systems to ignore printing these cards...
Some updates to the Paperless Drug Card initiative (Ontario), from Ministry of Health and Ontario Pharmacists Association.
We are preparing a critique of the new Ontario Medscheck program and would appreciate your opinion and experience with it so far, and how you think it can be improved.
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Details released for the 2016-2017 flu season - http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/flu/uiip/
The fentanyl patch-for-patch program has been an old concept that has taken mainstream spotlight (since around 2014).
As always, Behind the Counter helps you understand the key concepts and provide you with practical tools for implementation.
BtC Helps You Understand the New Ontario Drug Benefit Paperless Drug Card Initiative.
Prior to September 1, 2016 patients brought in monthly cards to prove their drug benefit eligibility (often called “C”or “D”cards). Patients were usually registered under “Ontario Disability Support Program” or “Ontario Works”. Starting September 1, 2016, this monthly card is no longer required. A valid health card is sufficient. A temporary monthly card is also sufficient when an OHIP card is not available.