Bloom Pharmacist wins national pharmacy award

Susan Beresford, Bloom Pharmacist in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia has won an award from the Canadian Pharmacists’ Association (CPhA). Susan is the 2016 recipient of the CPhA Patient Care Achievement Award for Health Promotion which recognizes a pharmacist who has demonstrated excellence in the ongoing education of patients on wellness, the encouragement of a healthier […]

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Screening for depression in adults – update

This is a good summary from Michael Thase on depression screening. He talks about the pHQ9 and the Edinburgh postnatal screening tools and makes some good points about heterogeneity in illness severity, treatment preferences, and response outcomes. Read the free article, published in JAMA, here: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=2484316&utm_source=Silverchair%20Information%20Systems&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MASTER:JAMALatestIssueTOCNotification01/26/2016 Dr. Thase’s summary is an opinion piece about the […]

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International report highlights pharmacists’ contribution to mental health care

The increasing roles that pharmacists and their national associations are taking in mental health care are illustrated in a new document from the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). “Focus on mental health: The contribution of the pharmacist” was published on World Mental Health Day (10 October). The More Than Meds project, led by Bloom Program co-leads […]

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Support the Schizophrenia Society

The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia has an opportunity to win a $10,000 prize through CanadaHelp’s Great Canadian Giving Challenge. For every single dollar donated online to the SSNS through CanadaHelps, the SSNS will be entered into the draw to win $10,000 – so donations of any amount are greatly appreciated!  More information can be found […]

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March is Pharmacy Awareness Month

Pharmacists: Trusted Care When and Where You Need It   Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your medications and your pharmacist. Tell your pharmacist about everything you take Even vitamins and natural supplements matter, because they could interact with your other medication. Your pharmacist can help you avoid serious […]

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