10 Things to ask your pharmacistThere is a misconception that a pharmacist’s job consists of counting pills, creating labels and putting them in a bottle for patients. A pharmacist’s role includes:
When in doubt, ask a pharmacist for advice.
Spring Cleaning – Dispose of your expired or unused drugsSpring is here and it’s time to move on from those winter blues!
If your annual spring clean is right around the corner, consider going through your medicine cabinet to check for unused or expired medications. Improper disposal of medications places an increased risk to health and safety in our homes and is an environmental threat to landfills and water systems.
Each Canadian Province and Territory has a program to ensure the safe and appropriate disposal of medications in accordance with local health and environmental regulations. All prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and natural health products in oral dosage form are accepted.
Disposing of these products is easy and free! Just bring the accepted items in their original containers, remove any personal information and drop them off at participating pharmacies.
Take advantage of savings in your area:
What is Blue Advantage?
The Blue Advantage program allows Blue Cross members to save on medical, vision care and many other products and services offered by participating providers across Canada. The program is unique because it provides discounts at point of sale on the total cost of products and services from participating providers across Canada, regardless of whether the item is covered under your benefit plan. Simply present your Blue Cross identification card to the participating provider and mention the Blue Advantage program. Blue Advantage is just one more way Blue Cross is working in your community to offer members access to affordable, quality services and products that can help them make healthy lifestyle choices.
Provider information is provided solely for the purpose of advising our members of savings currently available. It is not our intention to suggest preference for any particular product or company. Responsibility for the product and final cost remains solely between the member and the provider. Providers are not required to provide the Blue Advantage discounts to members or their dependents on products that are subject to other special sales or coupon promotions at the time of purchase. The list of providers and/or the type of savings available are subject to change without notice. For the most current information contact the store directly or visit www.blueadvantage.ca.