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Your pharmacist during COVID-19

with Annette Robinson and Derek Desrosiers, BC Pharmacy Association

Original premiere date: 27 March 2020

Are pharmacists an underutilized health care resource in the fight against the Coronavirus?

“Pharmacists are the most accessible health care professionals in BC,” says Annette Robinson, the Vice-President of the Pharmacy Association. “One reason pharmacists may be overlooked is due to a perception that they are merely prescription fillers.”

Past BCPhA President Derek Desrosiers says, “Pharmacists are the drug specialists for sure, but the scope of practice for them has expanded over the years. Past health care crises forced the healthcare system to empower and enlist pharmacists to not only provide flu shots, but fill emergency prescriptions and manage adaptations.” What it adds up to is an additional health care provider who is available seven days a week, from early in the morning to late at night.

We invited Annette Robinson and Derek Desrosiers to join us for a Conversation That Matter about a health care resource you may have overlooked.

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