Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Pharmacy team reunited

From the London (Ont.) Free Press:
When Paul Rutherford set out about a year ago to prove that yes, you can come home again (in a business sort of way), the first item on his list was to round up the usual prospects.

Those would be two pharmacists and a pharmacy assistant whom Rutherford knew and had worked with at a long-gone Big V pharmacy, establishing strong community and professional ties in northeast London.

"I'm the guy who pulled them all together," Rutherford says of the team he assembled to crew a new Pharmasave store at Highbury Ave. and Huron St..

"In the research stage, we knew we had a great location, but I made sure I had my people on board before I signed the lease" on 3,000 square feet of space in a plaza on the northwest corner of the intersection, Rutherford says.

At the same time, major changes in Ontario regulations -- partly prompted by a shortage in diabetes specialists -- is thrusting more of the diabetes treatment load onto family doctors working closely with pharmacy technicians. This also played a major role in the decision of Rutherford's old workmates to jump aboard his new pharmacy bandwagon. ...more

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