Pharmasave pharmacists trained in medication therapy management
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Pharmasave announced that its pharmacists have been trained to be leaders in providing medication therapy management programs.
This includes reviewing medications for appropriateness, identifying potential problems such as drug interactions, alternative therapies and contraindications and patient counselling on appropriate use.
“Our pharmacists have been leaders in medication management services for many years and we want to raise awareness with consumers of this valuable service, particularly among the senior population,” said Allison Nourse, Pharmasave national professional services manager. “These services are core to our philosophy of care and we’re proud of our dedicated team of health care professionals, committed to improving the health outcomes for Canadians in communities across the country.”
In addition to medication therapy management, Pharmasave pharmacists offer access to a wide variety of exceptional patient care programs, including injection services such as flu shots and other vaccinations, travel health, diabetes management and chronic conditions care.
“Pharmasave stores are individually owned and operated, and our pharmacists are extremely committed to providing the best possible care for their patients. They really take the time to get to know their patients and genuinely want to work with them to address any healthcare concerns and provide guidance on how to reach the best possible health results. Our structure lends itself well to providing customized care, as each store has the opportunity to tailor their product and service offerings to best meet the individual needs of their local communities,” added Nourse.
With more than 580 stores in nine provinces, Pharmasave is one of Canada’s leading independent community pharmacies.
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BiPro USA unveils new whey protein flavor
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — BiPro USA has added a strawberry flavor to its line of whey protein isolate powders.
With the new flavor, BiPro now has protein powders in the following varieties: unflavored, French vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.
BiPro's strawberry iteration stays true to the brand's clean label. The product contains just six ingredients, 90 calories per serving and zero grams of sugar. Just like every other BiPro flavor, strawberry carries 20 grams of protein per serving and is NSF Certified for Sport, ensuring that it is free of banned substances. The product is naturally sweetened and naturally flavored with real strawberry pieces.
"Formulating a strawberry protein powder that is clean, has minimal ingredients and tastes great was a major undertaking," said Polly Olson, vice president of sales, marketing and new business development. "You can see real pieces of dried strawberries in the powder which explains its wonderful smell. It provides exactly what athletes have come to expect from our brand and we're incredibly proud of the product we've created."
When BiPro USA launched in 2004, the brand only carried an unflavored protein powder. French vanilla and chocolate flavors were released in 2013. After strawberry's release, more exciting products are set to be announced in 2016.