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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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PHARMASAVE SUPPORTS DRUG DROP OFF MONTH IN AUGUST

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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PHARMASAVE HELPS CANADIANS KEEP THEIR QUIT SMOKING RESOLUTIONS

Living tobacco-free is the single most important thing Canadians can do for their health FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2018 Pharmasave encourages Canadians to understand their personal health risks from smoking and to get support from Pharmasave pharmacists to help them become tobacco free. The number of adult and youth smokers in Canada is lower […]

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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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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 and Manitoba. 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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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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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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