When he isn’t at work, Express Scripts Canada pharmacist Edwin Ho has one priority: spending as much time as he can with his family.
“Pretty much everything revolves around my wife, our two kids and our dog. Aside from taking care of pharmacy members, it’s about making sure that I take care of my family—making sure they’re always happy and that we’re a unified team. Our kids are four and one, so they keep us pretty busy.”
It’s that time of year! Back to school madness or first day of school sadness. While you may have started preparing for your child’s return to school by purchasing them new school supplies or their first-day-of-school outfit, it’s important to remember that if your child uses prescription medications during school hours, here are some tips to help keep them safe and give you peace of mind:
Greg Wells started his career in a retail pharmacy, but after the first year, he felt he needed to be in an environment that would continue to enrich his education and knowledge. He applied for and won a position at one of Winnipeg’s teaching hospitals, where he worked in neonatal and paediatric care. “I learned a ton, which was exactly what I wanted,” he says.
The global impact of viral hepatitis is startling: Although it is largely preventable, 10 million people are newly infected. While it is relatively easy to diagnose, 95% of those who have it don’t know. Only 1.0% of those who are infected get treatment. And, sadly, about 1.4 million people die needlessly each year.
What do the drug spending trends of the last 15 years tell us about the future health of Canadian families and the sustainability of their private prescription benefit plans?