Articles

Zika Virus Infection and Zika Fever: FAQs

On Dec. 31, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point (NFP) of the United States of America notified the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) of the first laboratory-confirmed case of Zika virus infection in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. The patient is a...

Dr. E. Grace Allen-Young Memorial Lecture 2014: Hermine Metcalfe, BH[M], RPh

The Dr. E. Grace Allen-Young Memorial Lecture 2014: “Pharmacists and Emergent Infectious Diseases”: Presentation by Hermine Metcalfe BH, Reg. Pharmacist: November 30, 2014, at the University of Technology, Jamaica West Indies Salutation: Chairman, guests…. I feel especially privileged to have been invited to address this prestigious group in honour of an outstanding pharmacist, internationally renowned scientist,...

Humble pharmacist syndrome

“I didn’t realize you knew all that information!” During my first few weeks as a practising pharmacist, this phrase used to instil a feeling of pride—people were finally starting to realize pharmacies were more than drug distribution centers. However, after being on the frontlines for a few months, this comment now elicits frustration—how is...

Why You Should Consider Becoming an Occupational Therapist

We all have a special job to do—the job of living. Discovering, growing, playing, working, managing our homes, and caring for our families are among the “occupations” of life. Unfortunately, physical, emotional, or other challenges often hamper people from totally participating in the process of living. Disease, injury, depression, or developmental problems can make...