London Drugs Ltd.

London Drugs Ltd.

March 01, 2015 09:00 ET

March is Pharmacy Awareness Month

Pharmacists are the most accessible health care providers for Canadians, yet many still unaware of the breadth of health services they now provide

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 1, 2015) -

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Pharmacy Awareness Month aims to help improve the public's understanding of the increasing role pharmacists play in the provision of health care services and the tangible benefits they bring as health care providers for Canadians.

For many years, Pharmacists have been taking on expanded roles in the Canadian health care system. Today's pharmacist is highly respected as the medication management expert of the health care team. They collaborate with patients, their families and other health care providers to deliver a range of innovative services, including medication reviews, chronic disease management, immunization services and wellness programs.

Pharmacists: Trusted Care When and Where You Need It

Given the increasing numbers of medications, the aging population and the growing importance of self-care, Pharmacy Awareness Month is a critical opportunity to remind Canadians about the services easily accessible through their pharmacists. At London Drugs, these services include:

Travel & Immunization Clinics

Osteoporosis Screening Clinics

Smoking Cessation Clinics

Nutrition and Your Metabolism Clinics

Flu Immunization Clinics

• Medication reviews to ensure drug therapy is appropriate and effective. Pharmacists are trained and knowledgeable about medication issues.

• Administer vaccines by Certified Injection Pharmacists, including the Zostavax vaccine for Shingles

• Individualized diabetes management programs with Certified Diabetes Educators

• Chronic illness management

• Compression stockings fitting

• Prescribe for minor ailments/conditions (in some provinces)

• Assisting patients find solutions to everyday health issues around allergy, cough & cold, pain management, stomach health and eye care.

Speak with a London Drugs pharmacist to learn more about these services for maintaining optimal health.

About London Drugs

Founded in 1945, B.C.-based London Drugs has 79 stores in more than 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba including its online store www.londondrugs.com London Drugs offers consumers a range of products from digital cameras and cosmetics to computers and televisions. Renowned for its creative approach to retailing, the company employs more than 7,500 people with pharmacy and health care services being the heart of its business. Committed to innovation and superior customer service, London Drugs has established itself as a reputable and caring company and continues to position itself for future growth and development.

Contact

Pharmacists are available for interviews about Pharmacy Awareness Month and their expanded roles in the Canadian health care system.

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