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The COVID pandemic has been uniquely devastating for the world as we know it. As of February 2021, over 21,000 people in Canada have lost their lives due to the pandemic and its complications. While the rapid development of the vaccine bodes well for the end of the pandemic, the fact remains that vaccine distribution up to this point has been slower than projected.

COVID-19 has had a damaging and disruptive effect on the Canadian people and on the country’s healthcare system. As of December 21, 2020, over 14,000 Canadians have succumbed to the virus. 508,000 people have been diagnosed with the virus and 417,000 have successfully recovered.

Every March, the Canadian pharmacy community is highlighted during Pharmacy Awareness Month. Local pharmacists are recognized by their governing body, the Canadian Pharmacists Association. The Association provides networking and educational opportunities to pharmacists throughout Canada, as well as helping to license them for their work in the community.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had extensive and unprecedented consequences throughout Canada and around the world. Schools, economies, and daily life have been disrupted as people try to prevent the spread of the virus. As of November 30, 2020, there have been over 370,000 cases of the coronavirus in Canada and 12,000 deaths.

For individuals outside of the pharmaceutical or healthcare industries who are not readily familiar with the difference between specialty pharmacy and conventional pharmacy, the distinction is certainly not academic. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has made an indelible mark on Canadian society. Over 14,000 Canadian citizens have lost their lives to this virus as of December 21, 2020. 508,000 people in total have been diagnosed and 417,000 patients have been able to recover.

A pharmacist is often in close proximity to one’s home, just a few miles away in a community establishment and likely someone whom you see or talk to consistently, a trustworthy, reliable health care professional available to answer your questions.

Your pharmacy can address certain concerns, prescribe medication, and offer suitable treatment methods, but there are times when greater assistance is needed to properly address symptoms or ailments.

Andrew Hanna, a practicing pharmacist from Ontario, explains the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his profession. Since the first outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in China, the disease has come to dominate world medical care.

Andrew Hanna is a certified compounding pharmacist. Andrew is the founder of the pharmacy Cotton Mill Pharmacy, a specialty pharmacy that compounds prescriptions for clients. A specialty pharmacy is a pharmacy that makes medications from scratch.

Getting to know my patients and their medical history helps me do my job to make sure they are taking their medications properly and they understand how to monitor if they are having any side effects that they might need to tell me or their doctor. 

In Canada, there are about over 42,000 licensed pharmacists. These professionals work in a variety of different settings such as community pharmacies, hospitals, and the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmacy is a rewarding job that brings the professional into contact with the public, helping them with their medical needs.

💊 Happy #NationalPharmacistDay! We sat down with Andrew Hanna, a Compounding Pharmacist from Cotton Mill Pharmacy in Ontario, Canada to discuss the contributions of pharmacists in patient care during these trying times. Pharmacists like Andrew make all the difference, thank you for all that you do.
 
 

The process of becoming a licensed pharmacist in Canada can be intimidating, but there are concrete steps that a professional can follow to receive this certification and begin work in the field. Andrew Hanna, a pharmacist from Ontario, explains the process of joining the field.

Last week, in an effort to enhance COVID-19 testing capabilities province-wide, the Ontario government announced that people will be granted access to COVID-19 testing at select, local pharmacies.

Andrew Hanna, a practicing pharmacist from Ontario, explains the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his profession. Since the first outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in China, the disease has come to dominate world medical care.

Known widely as the Compounding Guru, Andrew Hanna is considered one of Ontario’s most innovative pharmacists of 2020. With an unwavering commitment to his craft, Hanna works diligently to develop innovative solutions, encompassing a wide range of knowledge and professional experience.

Andrew Hanna is an Ontario compounding pharmacist and the founder and owner of Cotton Mill Pharmacy. The pharmacy provides a wide variety of unique services to the local population, including compounding medications, expert guidance, and free local delivery. The pharmacy also offers flu shots and other crucial preventive vaccines as part of the local healthcare system.

On this week’s episode of Industry Elites, Natalie and Vicki had the opportunity to chat with Andrew Hanna, who is a Medical Cannabis Consultant and Compounding Pharmacist. Together they discuss the transformation of pharmacies, why he got into the profession and how he uses a GoPro to make his patient’s experiences more interactive!