Greg Wells started his career in a retail pharmacy, but after the first year, he felt he needed to be in an environment that would continue to enrich his education and knowledge. He applied for and won a position at one of Winnipeg’s teaching hospitals, where he worked in neonatal and paediatric care. “I learned a ton, which was exactly what I wanted,” he says.
The global impact of viral hepatitis is startling: Although it is largely preventable, 10 million people are newly infected. While it is relatively easy to diagnose, 95% of those who have it don’t know. Only 1.0% of those who are infected get treatment. And, sadly, about 1.4 million people die needlessly each year.
What do the drug spending trends of the last 15 years tell us about the future health of Canadian families and the sustainability of their private prescription benefit plans?
Express Scripts Canada pharmacist Alan Strashok was introduced to the potential of science at an early age – growing up in Alberta, he liked to do experiments with his brothers’ chemistry set, sometimes “pushing the boundaries a little bit too. Luckily, nothing blew up or anything like that.”
It’s summertime, and as the song says so beautifully, the living is easy. In Canada, July and August mean lots of outdoor time, often along with camping, beach and cottage vacations and road trips.
To make sure you and your family stay safe and well while having all this fun, there are just a few things you should keep in mind regarding your medications.