Pharmacist Awareness Month: Share Your Story & You Could Win a $500 GC

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With March being Pharmacist Awareness Month, we want to hear stories of how your pharmacist has helped you & your family. By sharing your stories with us, you could win a $500 Shoppers Drug Mart gift card. I’ll share the exciting contest details with you here!

Shoppers Drug Mart, in coordination with the Canadian Pharmacist Association, recently executed a new poll regarding Canadians awareness of the services that a pharmacist can provide. Results showed that many Canadians are not aware of all the services available to them. Services do vary between provinces & territories in Canada so it’s best to check with your local pharmacist on what services are available to you.

Pharmacist Awareness Month

What You May Not Know Your Local Pharmacist Can Do For You:

  • Provide advice on cardiovascular health
  • Administer flu shots
  • Administer travel vaccines
  • Administer other vaccines (like shingles)
  • Provide advice on diet/health eating/cholesterol/high blood pressure
  • Provide advice on over the counter medications
  • Renew / extend prescriptions
  • Provide medication review / assessment

Contest Details:

We want to know how your local pharmacist has made a difference in your life. Has your pharmacist made suggestions to you with regard to your health concerns? Does your pharmacist put in that extra effort to make your service feel personalized? These are just a couple of examples of stories we’d love for you to share with us. We want to know why you love your pharmacist!

Visit the official contest rules & regulations for all of the submission requirements. Here is a quick overview on what we are looking for:

  • We’re looking for stories of your local pharmacist at a Shoppers Drug Mart or Real Canadian Superstore location.
  • You’ll need to provide the pharmacy location (major intersection and city is sufficient).
  • If possible, include the pharmacist’s name.
  • The story you submit should be between 50 – 200 words. The story should include the situation, pharmacist’s actions and the outcome.
  • You’ll need to provide an approximate date of events described.
  • Please note that there will be other bloggers participating in this campaign and there will be a $500 gift card awarded on each blog; however, you are only allowed to submit your entry once. You cannot enter the contest on multiple blogs. The same panel of judges will review the submissions and duplicate entries may disqualify your entry.
  • Entries will be accepted until March 31st, 2017

In order to be eligible for the grand prize, your stories must be submitted through this official SurveyMonkey entry form.

*Disclosure: I was compensated for this post; however, all opinions expressed here are my own.

33 thoughts on “Pharmacist Awareness Month: Share Your Story & You Could Win a $500 GC”

  1. Pharmacists provide a complex variety of services to the public. I am aware my pharmacist can provide for minor ailments (canker sores, bug bites, migraines) in SK based on criteria. Pharmacists I have dealt with have portrayed a professional and knowledgeable service. Their specialty in medication action, side effects and recommendations is not possible anywhere else. Community Pharmacists provide a special aspect of health care outside medical settings. The convenience, accessibility and growing practice is appreciated and completes the circle of care. Being able to get a vaccination prescribed by my doctor, than filled and injected by my pharmacist really is a one stop shop. I can ensure the stability of the medication and the convenience is the most beneficial. I trust my pharmacist with my healthcare, I trust their recommendations and am thankful they are part of my Healthcare team. In the past I had a canker sore that was annoyong and would not go away. My pharmacist was able to assess my canker sore and prescribe me a medication that was better than anything I had tried or over the counter. If I have a cold, but need to be able to feel well enough to make it to work my pharmacist comes out to the cold medication aisle with me and recommends what is safe and effective based on my symptoms. I am always greeted with a smile and receive the help I desire to feel my best. My pharmacist genuinely cares about my well-being, which is shown through their willingness to help me. Pharmacists go the extra mile in getting me coverage on medications that I am applicable for in a timely fashion so it is less mone out of my pocket up front. If something isnt covered they take the time to explain it to me so I can understand why I may not have coverage even on my third party insurance. Thank you to all the Pharmacists. The work you do doesn’t go unnoticed!

  2. My local pharmacist at Shoppers Normanview Mall, Regina has helped me manage my COPD well and was the one to help me understand why I don’t respond to pain meds! Taking morphine, even Demerol, is like popping a tic tac for me. He informed me natural red heads don’t respond the same as others and as a fellow red head, he has the same issue. It was a light bulb moment and has given me tools to better manage pain & understand why conventional treatments have never worked! Very enlightening! He also advised I go back to the ER with my baby which ended up saving him from possible kidney damage. He has been a godsend for our family!

  3. Rosemarie and her team in n.bford super helpful every time take the time to make if you have any questions they get answered correctly if one of the helpers doesn’t know they always ask it’s never just pushed off to the side! Although it usually takes more then a hour to fill my RX I’m more then willing to wait and not take my business else where because your always treated with a smile and kindness!! Serivce like that is hard to find!

  4. I love going to the 8th Street pharmacy (Shoppers) because they are Always organized and Ready for my questions. Never feel like I’m asking any wrong questions or feel bad for asking. Way To Go Pharmacists!!!!

  5. The pharmacist made me feel better about buying formula when I was having a hard time breastfeeding. Because she was a mom with experience she had given me tips for baby latching on and the different positions to try, but what really made me feel so much better was that she understood that I needed a break from breastfeeding and suggested a formula to try on my baby. I just had to give her a big hug <3

  6. The staff has always been kind in explaining my medication to me . They are there for me when I need a listening ear. I appreciate all of them.

  7. I have been with my pharmacist for over 5 yrs . I’ve had multiple spinal surgerys in the past 2 yrs. But over the 5 yrs he has always made sure I’m taking and doin the right meds at the right time . If my Doctor is late with refill. He calls him directly to make sure I don’t go without. There job is to make sure we are gettin the proper meds and help to get through what ever the problem is. Mine goes the extra distance . Ty All Pharmisist

  8. I was very impressed with the shoppers drug mart on fairway Rd in kitchener.
    My daughter had started a new medication, and not only did the pharmacist go over potential side effects when I picked up the medication, they also called me a few days after she started taking it to see how she was doing without it! I was very pleased with the level of care 🙂

  9. My shoppers on almon street halifax has friendly pharmacist that are always looking out for my family. They play such a huge part of so many people’s lives. I’m glad I can look to them for answers and advice.

  10. Hi my name is Stephanie I have 2 boys 3 &6 . Shoppers drug mart has help me and my kids . On lady always helps me find stuff cheaper . There I had a burn n she was telling me about her burn what to use n not to use .when we were done she brought my 2 boys a couloring book n a lollipop 🍭 she is there every time I go in so friendly she now my n my kids name. Thanks shoppers drug mart Edmonton Alberta millwoods so much more to say

  11. My pharmacist in Elliot Lake Ontario is always offering ways to help my family of 5 cut costs. Whether it’s informing us of a cheaper brands we weren’t​ aware of or suggesting home remedies.

    For example we went to purchase murine and he suggested olive oil and even provided us with a free syringe to use specifically for our ears. On another occasion I was concerned about my teething son consuming to much Tylenol, our pharmacist took the time to go over different options which resulted in us finding a homeopathic medicine that we found worked much better!

    We always have a good experience with our Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacist. Every time we go we find them to be knowledgeable and eager to assist in any questions or concerns we have, while helping us to save money at the same time!
    Thanks Shopper’s!

  12. Talk about a wonderful pharmacist, my pharmacist forgot to put a prescription into my prescription bag (I had 2 prescriptions) so she dropped it off at my apartment on her way home…you gotta love that. I didn’t have to make another trip back to pick it up

  13. Shoppers has helped my daughter with epilepsy take her meds when she was unable to. She has been feeling sick and not able to swallow her Prevacid so they gave her the Fastab and she is able to take those and then her seizure meds. Shoppers does whatever they can to accommodate my sick child and I am very appreciative of that!

  14. I am currently on several medications that are very expensive and I don’t have coverage. This gift would be a blessing !!!!

  15. I recently spent 11 days in hospital being admitted through emergency. I spent 3 days in ER before being taken to a room upstairs. Since being released last week my Dr’s personal pharmacist has kept in touch with me letting me know results of blood work I’ve had to do each day and keeping me informed on how to adjust meds and made my mind @ ease with letting me know I may not be in this for as long as first thought. Even suggesting to me to take a probiotic to help with tummy upset with the antibiotics I’ve been on. I really credit my dr and her pharmacists diligence in my recovery.

  16. When my son had a tooth assess when he was 3 years old,his dentist at the time prescribed him a heavy antibiotic.
    The pharmacist thank goodness asked who the prescription was for,we told him our 3 year old.
    He had a fit, what the dentist had prescribed would have killed him due to such a high dosage! Even more then an adult would require!
    I am thankful every day for my pharmacist! His attentiveness saved our son!

  17. I personally went to the Pharmacy to get my antibiotics. The personnel working there is so helpful because he explained how to use the meds properly. Even though I’m another asking. He initiates. He asked me if I knew how it works. He told me in details. I was so relieved at the same time happy because he knew what he is doing. I wish there’s more people like him.

  18. My shopers drug mart Pharmasit is very knowelgtable about prescription & give great information about them Also I am asking her or him quation about the mediction & they are friendly


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