11 episodes

Our team is comprised of Fairuz Siraj, Monique Theriault, and Tazkia Hassan. We are three Canadian pharmacists working in community pharmacies across the province of BC. Our team is passionate about the practice of pharmacy and we chose to channel this energy into regular discussions on our show. This podcast is aimed to educate, inspire and communicate all things pharmacy. Grab a cup of your favourite java (Fairuz loves dark roast), and enjoy the show!

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Our team is comprised of Fairuz Siraj, Monique Theriault, and Tazkia Hassan. We are three Canadian pharmacists working in community pharmacies across the province of BC. Our team is passionate about the practice of pharmacy and we chose to channel this energy into regular discussions on our show. This podcast is aimed to educate, inspire and communicate all things pharmacy. Grab a cup of your favourite java (Fairuz loves dark roast), and enjoy the show!

    Seasonal Allergies - Nip Them in the Bud!

    Seasonal Allergies - Nip Them in the Bud!

    In this episode we explain and explore effective treatments for seasonal allergies and what you should avoid! 

    • 40 min
    COVID Vaccine : Hit Me With Your Best Shot!

    COVID Vaccine : Hit Me With Your Best Shot!

    In our third and final episode in this series, we discuss the current available COVID-19 vaccines, the current recommendations, their side effects, and our experiences with the roll out from behind the counter (Recorded May 16 2021)

    • 22 min
    Pharmacy Appreciation Month (PAM)

    Pharmacy Appreciation Month (PAM)

    Grab your white capes and join us in celebrating Pharmacy Appreciation Month (PAM). In this episode we reflect on the history of pharmacy, how the practice has evolved, and the impact pharmacists are making. 

    • 25 min
    Major Depressive Disorder

    Major Depressive Disorder

    As COVID-19 persists to be our reality for a year now, the subject of mental health is on everyone’s mind. In this episode, we kick off our series on mental health as we explore the causes, diagnosis and treatments for Major Depressive Disorder (depression). Trigger warning for discussion of depression and suicide.

    Mental health resources:


    BC mental health and substance use services : http://www.bcmhsus.ca

    Dealing with depression : https://dwdonline.ca

    Crisis center BC : https://crisiscentre.bc.ca

    Bounce Back : https://bouncebackbc.ca

    • 27 min
    What is Public Health

    What is Public Health

    What is public health outside of the context of COVID? No, seriously. What is it?

    In today’s episode we explain the concept of public health, how it’s integrated into our everyday lives, and the role your community pharmacist plays.

    • 25 min
    Brand vs Generic

    Brand vs Generic

    In this episode we answer the age-old question of which is best: Brand or Generic drug? We dive deep into Health Canada standards, the science of bioequivalence, and bust some common myths! 

    • 36 min

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