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Many years ago I graduated from Pharmacy in Ontario. The pharmacists job was clear. The physician prescribed and the pharmacist filled what was prescribed. To-day Dec 17 2018 I was listening to the C.B.C morning show and I learned that in the province of Alberta things had changed. Pharmacists along with physicians made decisions together on HIV problems and the study of blood pressure. The law now allowed pharmacists under certain conditions to prescribe. Studies showed that with pharmacists looking after the blood pressure of older patients the results surpassed that with physicians . With the number of old people now in Canadas population and the costs involved pharmacist’s are now ready to take a greater part in health care.

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Name: Murray Rubin

Short Bio: I was born in Toronto in 1931 to a wonderful mother who divorced shortly before my birth. I owe a great deal of my success to her. I am Jewish but not at all religious, yet my culture plays an important part of my personality. I attended Harbord Collegiate and U. of T. Faculty of Pharmacy. A unique mail-order pharmacy was the first of my endeavours in the profession, followed by many stores throughout Ontario. I have a loving wife, 3 children and grand-children and I am now retired from pharmacy. But what do I write about? Everything! My topics are funny, serious, whimsical, timely, outrageous, inspiring, and inventive. I promise that if you take the time to read any one of these topics – you will not be sorry.

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