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OUR COMMUNITY MATTERS

Pharmasave Gives Back

In Alberta, passionate support for improving the lives of children is very evident, with Pharmasave raising over $200,000 to date for Dreams Take Flight, a registered national non-profit charity dedicated to providing the trip-of-a-lifetime to medically, mentally, physically, socially or emotionally challenged children.

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Get a flu shot at Pharmasave and help protect children in developing countries from vaccine-preventable diseases

For every flu shot given at select Pharmasave stores during the 2017 / 2018 flu season, a lifesaving vaccine will be donated to UNICEF through I Boost Immunity.

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A look at pharmacists’ role in supporting drug adherence

With research showing that the rate of adherence to mental-health prescriptions is lower than for drugs to treat other conditions, pharmacists are in a good position to support patients by optimizing medications and following up with them, says Allison Nourse, national director of pharmacy innovation at Pharmasave Drugs Ltd.

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Pharmasave Supports Canadians in Managing Diabetes

Community pharmacists help people understand their risk and manage their condition effectively. Pharmasave encourages Canadians to understand their personal diabetes risk and receive support from Pharmasave pharmacists if they learn they are at risk or have pre-diabetes or diabetes. Diabetes is a serious and potentially fatal condition that affects approximately 3.4 million Canadians, of whom only 10% were born with it. 1 An additional 6 million Canadians have pre-diabetes, which is a condition where blood sugars are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Many are unaware they have pre-diabetes, and without treatment, 1 in 2 will go on to develop diabetes. 3 Left untreated, diabetes can lead to many serious complications, such as heart disease, kidney disease, loss of vision and amputation of the lower limbs.

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