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Meira Care and Pharmasave Partnership Announcement

Meira Care and Pharmasave announces new partnership to increase access to virtual primary healthcare services. In an effort to increase access to primary health care services across Canada, starting in Ontario and BC, Meira Care - Your Virtual Care Clinic™- has partnered with Pharmasave, Canada’s community pharmacy with over 830 locations coast to coast.

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One in Four Canadians Report not Having Taken Medication Properly: Pharmasave Survey

Results concerning amid pandemic when healthcare resources are already stretched, say pharmacists in launching public education campaign. A national survey conducted in January by Pharmasave – Canada’s leading community pharmacy – shows that 26 per cent of the more than 10,000 respondents admit to having taken medication differently than prescribed, or stopping to take it without consulting their doctor or pharmacist.

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Pharmasave Launches eCare Caregiver Feature

Pharmasave is excited to announce the launch of the Caregiver feature for eCare@Pharmasave, a personalized enhancement to their suite of interactive tools that provides patients with online access to managing their health.

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Pharmasave safely disposes of your unused or expired drugs

Ensure that unwanted prescriptions don’t pose a risk to you and to others. You shouldn’t have to wonder about how to dispose of your unwanted medications. For a safe, responsible and environmentally friendly solution, take your unused or expired medications to your local Pharmasave for disposal.

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Pharmasave Leads the Way In Implementing e-Prescription Technology

As the future of healthcare and technology continues to evolve, Pharmasave is taking the lead on implementing PrescribeIT™, the only national, not-for-profit e-prescribing service in Canada. Today, Pharmasave is pleased to announce our support for PrescribeIT™. Pharmasave will be working with Canada Health Infoway to continue rolling out PrescribeIT™ to Pharmasave members across the country as provinces go live.

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Blue Circle Campaign supports Diabetes Canada

Diabetes Canada will kick off its Diabetes Awareness Month activities this November with a Blue Circle Campaign at Pharmasave locations across Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. The blue circle symbol, developed by the International Diabetes Federation, is used to signify the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic. It’s easy to purchase a blue circle at check-out to support Diabetes Canada, including the D-Camps program for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes.

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Pharmacists help to reduce the volume of prescription drugs available for misuse and inform their patients of the harms associated with improper use of prescription drugs. For a safe, responsible and environmentally friendly solution, take your unused or expired medications to your local Pharmasave for disposal.

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Pharmasave Pharmacies First in Alberta To Participate In New e-Prescribing Service

Two Pharmasave locations in Lethbridge are the first pharmacies in Alberta to participate in a new and innovative e-prescribing service: PrescribeIT™. This service provides more effective medication management by enabling prescribers to transmit a prescription electronically between a prescriber’s electronic medical record and a patient’s pharmacy of choice, reducing the need for the printing of paper prescriptions.

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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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Our Community Matters at Pharmasave

Pharmasave stores have a strong, positive profile that Pharmasave has earned as an active, contributing community citizen. From coast to coast, Pharmasave supports numerous charitable events that touch the lives of many Canadians.

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