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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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Runnin’, fundraisin’, and Bloomin’ Inspirin!

A Bloom pharmacist from the Annapolis Valley won the women’s race in the Blue Nose Marathon held in Halifax last weekend. Heather O’Donnell, who works at Bridgetown Pharmasave, completed the 42K in 03:11:25 and was not only running for the competition but  was also fundraising for nursing home residents in her home town. Congratulations, Heather, […]

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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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What do patients want from pharmacy?

Jan Davison, Bloom program Steering Committee member, community member and pharmacist trainer was invited to speak at the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy’s annual forum held in Toronto last week. According to a Pharmacy Practice report the speakers at the event represented patients from a broad range of the most medication-dependent disease states (the patients who […]

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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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