Depression is now the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 29. But no one is safe from the mental anguish and inability to manage daily life that depression can cause – around the world; it affects people of every age. It can destroy relationships and make it difficult and sometimes impossible to earn a living.
Pharmacists have historically been relied upon to provide information about medication, its use and safety, and, now more than ever, they are being recognized as the medication management experts within an individual’s health care team.
Canadian pharmacists’ expanding scope of practice
Arthritis affects more than 4.6 million Canadian adults. But, did you know that more than 26,000 Canadian children and teens live with arthritis, too?
As a parent, you always want to protect your children and family from danger and teach them how to take care of themselves. So, if your child or family member was diagnosed with a rare or life-threatening disease, it’s likely that you would do anything to get the best treatment and care for your loved one, even if that means remortgaging your home, selling all your assets and moving across country. For some Canadians, this is a reality.
In small town Alberta, four girls, ages five to 15, lose their mom to metastatic breast cancer. On the coast of Prince Edward Island, retired parents remortgage their house for the largest amount of money their bank will give them to pay for their 30-year-old daughter’s colon cancer treatments. A 26-year-old Vancouver man learns he has multiple myeloma just a few months after he gets his first real career job.