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Mar, 2019
Access to Healthcare Concerns are Rising in Nova Scotia: New Study

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – A new study by Abacus Data has found that Nova Scotians’ concerns about access to healthcare in the province has increased 16 points since 2018. Of Nova Scotians surveyed, 86 percent expressed concerns about being able to access healthcare.  One-third of those surveyed said they were extremely concerned.


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Feb, 2019
What goes on behind the counter?
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Feb, 2019
ReThink Pharmacy - Phrmacy Awareness Month 2019



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Feb, 2019
Healthcare in Nova Scotia Needs to See a Pharmacist

Dartmouth, NS – Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians across the province want Nova Scotians to know how they can help increase access to healthcare. This is particularly important during a time where it is estimated that more than 50,000 Nova Scotians are without access to a family doctor.

While most people know of pharmacy’s important role in dispensing medications, most are not aware of growing list of other healthcare services that pharmacy teams across this province provide.

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Mar, 2018
New Report Says 88 percent of Nova Scotians Are Concerned About Access to Health Care but Pharmacists Can Help


Dartmouth, NS – A survey of Nova Scotians conducted by Abacus Data last week has found that 77 per cent of the province’s residents say they are extremely concerned or very concerned about accessing health today and 88 percent are concerned about accessing health care in the future.

The same survey found that 87 percent of Nova Scotians either strongly agree or agree that the government should improve access to health care by making pharmacist health care services available in all pharmacies.

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Jan, 2018
The pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance agreement – better drug prices could create opportunity for improved health care in Nova Scotia

For Immediate Release

January 29, 2018

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Dec, 2017
News on NIHB Methadone Coverage Program in Nova Scotia

Please see attached December 18th deom NIHB regarding coverage for Methadose and Metadol-D in Nova Scotia.


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Mar, 2016
Medication Program’s Success is all About Teamwork

Pharmacist Kelly MacIsaac and pharmacy technician Karen Leyte’s partnership has existed for more than 20 years.  The pair started working together at the Nova Scotia Hospital and the partnership continued at the Dartmouth General Hospital three years ago when the pharmacy department was closed at the Nova Scotia Hospital.

One of the main programs they work together on is the Provincial Clozapine Program. To fully understand the importance of Kelly and Karen’s partnership, a brief background of Clozapine is required.

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