Your Pharmacist
Your Partner in Health

Now more than ever, New Brunswick pharmacists help make sure you’re as healthy as you can be.

Canada’s most trusted health-care professionals, pharmacists are the medication experts. Highly trained, pharmacists have the most in-depth knowledge of drug therapies compared to all other healthcare professionals.

But New Brunswick pharmacists do so much more than just advise patients on their medications. Whether they are administering vaccinations or helping you stop smoking, they are accessible and vital front-line health-care providers who are available to take care of you where and when you need them.

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Your Pharmacist Can...

Give Flu Shots

Your pharmacist can provide New Brunswickers over the age of 2 with the flu vaccine, which is available free of charge to all New Brunswick residents. It’s more important than ever for New Brunswickers to get their flu shots.

Give Flu Shots

Prescribe and Adapt Medications

  • Replace, extend and renew some existing prescriptions
  • Issue a new prescription for pre-existing conditions in an emergency situation
  • Alter prescriptions to accommodate special needs
  • Change the drug dosage/formulation
  • Make therapeutic substitutions
  • Establish collaborative practises with physicians
Prescribe and Adapt Medications

Help You Stop Smoking

Your New Brunswick pharmacist can help you develop an individualized plan to stop smoking.

Your local pharmacist can provide advice and counselling about:

  • Smoking cessation medications (both prescription and over the counter)
  • How to manage nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms
  • How to handle relapses
  • How to find other support networks and resources to help you quit
Help You Stop Smoking

Review Your Medications

Your New Brunswick pharmacist can conduct regular medication reviews to help prevent many adverse reactions and hospitalizations.

Your pharmacist will review each medication you are taking  to ensure you are taking it properly and to make sure none of the prescriptions interact with each other, or with over-the-counter products, natural health products or with food.

Review Your Medications

Perform Health Checks

Your New Brunswick pharmacist can also help you monitor a variety of conditions by performing health checks for conditions ranging from diabetes, asthma, cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Ask your local pharmacist for details.

Perform Health Checks

Assess and Treat Minor Ailments

Got a minor health condition that needs attention from a healthcare professional?

Why wait at an emergency room or after-hours clinic when your pharmacist may be able to help?

New Brunswick pharmacists can assess, treat and if necessary, prescribe for certain minor ailments like cold sores, uncomplicated urinary tract infections and allergies.

Just ask your pharmacist for details.

Assess and Treat Minor Ailments
Ask Your Pharmacist
Ask Your Pharmacist

Rothesay pharmacist Dr. Kevin McLaughlin dispenses information and advice on a wide range of pharmacy questions in a regular column published in several papers. If you have a question you’d like to see answered in his column, you can send it to him at

Minor Ailment Care
Minor Ailment Care

New Brunswick pharmacists can assess and prescribe medications for over 30 common minor conditions such as diaper rashes, tick bites, and heartburn. Medicare covers pharmacist treatments for some of these ailments, including cold sores and acne, hormonal contraception management, shingles, UTIs, and prescription renewals. 

NB Needs a Medication Waste Program

2022 amendments to the Designated Materials Regulation – Clean Environment Act have established a Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Sharps Extended Producer Responsibility Program for New Brunswick. Once plans are approved, the province-wide program will collect unused, expired or unwanted pharmaceutical products and medical sharps to ensure the safe and environmentally responsible end-of-life management of these products and to transfer responsibility to the manufacturers. 

Your Hospital Pharmacist. Here to Help.

You know you can count on your community pharmacist to help with your medications and other healthcare needs. But did you know that when you are in a hospital or an emergency room, you have another pharmacy team on your side? Your hospital pharmacist is here to help.