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Pharmacogenetic Testing: Taking some of the guesswork out of drug therapy

Drug therapy can be a mix of decision making based on known drug pharmacology plus some trial and error on a patient by patient basis. Not that we don’t understand the mechanism of drug action – most of the time we do, right down to the receptors that a drug might act on within the …

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COVID-19 Virus

Covid-19 Vaccinations for Alberta Residents

We are currently administering Pfizer/Biontech Covid-19 vaccine for eligible Albertans. Although we are still prioritizing people who have not yet received their first dose, Alberta government has now outlined second dose eligibility which represents a shortened period between first and second dose. Second dose must not be administered any earlier than 28 days after the …

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Rx2Go Mobile App + Online Refill Access

Whether at home or on the go, you can refill prescriptions from an app on your mobile device. The Rx2GO app can also help you find your local pharmacy, search for medications, and more. https://www.pharmachoice.com/app/ Quick Refills Easily refill prescriptions from just about anywhere. Refill your prescriptions quickly and easily. Once you access the App, …

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Cough & Cold

Are you experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms? Whether it’s a headache that you simply can’t shake, a painful sore throat, or a cough that just won’t quit, chances are that your local PharmaChoice pharmacist can help you find relief from your symptoms. If you are feeling unwell, stay home, and have a friend or family …

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2020/21 Influenza Vaccination Program

We are again participating in the Alberta Health-sponsored influenza vaccination program. The vaccination program’s official launch date is Monday, October 19th, 2020. All vaccinations are being administered by appointment only and all COVID-19 precautions are being followed. Call (403) 320-6500 during regular business hours to arrange a time for your vaccination. Everyone is encouraged to …

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GSK Shingles Vaccine Shingrix Approved for Canada

GlaxoSmithKline’s recombinant zoster vaccine (adjuvanted) (Shingrix) has been approved in Canada for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) in people aged 50 years and older. “The vaccine combines an antigen, glycoprotein E, and an adjuvant system, AS01B, intended to generate a strong and long-lasting immune response that can help overcome the decline in immunity as …

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