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The Unsung Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Health

January 28, 2019 - We know many people end up with a risky pileup of prescribed medications. Many efforts have been made, with varied success, to correct this problem. Yet we’ve usually focused on physician behavior, when there’s another powerful lever: pharmacists....

Deprescribing: the fightback against polypharmacy has begun

November 2, 2018 - Polypharmacy among older people is at an all-time high, prompting a necessary focus on withdrawing inappropriate medicines. However, evidence-based guidelines are needed to overcome barriers to deprescribing... Read more.

New website promotes tackling insomnia without use of medication

July 13, 2018 - A website created by a Nova Scotia pharmacist aims to help Canadians wean themselves off sleeping pills by teaching them how to treat insomnia without drugs. David Gardner talks about said the side effects associated with sleeping pills that are...

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