Friday, October 17, 2014
Familiprix positions itself as a local neighbourhood pharmacy that cares, is close to its customers, and listens to what they say. The following story about pharmacist Julie Guérin of the Nadeau & Tremblay store in La Prairie is one such example. This pharmacy is one of the few on the South Shore that produces a drug required by a two-and-a-half-year-old girl. It is a highly controlled drug that must be prepared under a sterile hood.
To avoid a trip to the hospital each time the child (who has tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia) experiences pulmonary distress, her mother can now administer a “distress protocol” drug.
After clearing up a few details directly with the child’s treating physician and thereby saving her another trip to the hospital, Julie Guérin decided to go to the patient’s home herself to deliver the medication, as there would be no delivery service until Monday.
The girl’s mother was deeply touched when she saw Julie at the door. Ms. Boisvert said that this act has revived her faith in humanity, and that our pharmacist truly fits her calling!
Congratulations on your initiative, Julie—it is a perfect reflection of Familiprix’s mission!