Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Welcoming Counsel.

For starters: this is my first blog, so thanks for reading.

I'm not really sure how these things are supposed to work, so I plan on just writing about all things Pharmacy and Pharmacist...and maybe even things that aren't really.

For those who haven't thought much about the profession of pharmacy, it's probably time you did. We all know you've been into a pharmacy at some point or another - even if you sell out and go to Wal-Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart, or large grocery stores for your pharmacy-related stuff, you still have been to a pharmacy. (Don't even get me started on the negative effect Shoppers Drug Mart has on the profession of pharmacy - that will come soon). And even if you just grabbed cough syrup, eye drops, or picked up your grandmother's prescriptions, you probably have noticed the common theme in these pharmacies - the pharmacy counter. And if you have been unlike the typical consumer, you may have even looked past the busy dispensary counter and seen a head or two bobbing around frantically from phone to counter and back to the phone. Somewhere back there, amidst all that seemingly organized chaos, there is a pharmacist.

We are primary healthcare professionals. We have all been to University for a 4 year pharmacy degree - and in most cases, we also earned another bachelor degree prior to entering pharmacy school. Myself, I have 2 university degrees over 7 years.

Why start a blog now? Well, why not? People blog about anything and everything. I have lots to say and the people close to me just can't handle listening to it anymore. So this is more of a vice in letting me discuss my thoughts, frustrations, and whatever with whoever chooses to listen.

Things may get nasty. I may even divulge some of the industries best kept secrets. Like what really happens if a pill falls on the floor? Or, is the pharmacist judging you for having gonorrhea? The answer to that second question, is probably yes, by the way.

Stay tuned...I will try and be Mr. Oldman thanks to the stool softener I gave him last week.

Have a nice day.


  1. I'm looking forward to hearing your Shopper's Drug Mart rant. I've visited many a "Shopper's" when in the area. Are they considered a slave factory, like Walgreen's?

  2. Thanks for the comment!
    I'm not sure how bad Walgreen's is. But from what I've heard they're as close to eachother in their respective countries as can be. The thing about Shoppers is you have to respect them for what they do and how they do it...but that doesn't mean I have to like it. In time, i'll give SDM some more jabs...

  3. Nice blog, looking forward to reading more!