Innovative pharmacy technician tackles opioid crisis

Alyssa Stanlake

 

Alyssa Stanlake is a Canadian pharmacy technician who works as an operations manager in a community pharmacy in Whistler. Alyssa works for Pier Health, a community pharmacy which specialises in supporting people who have an addiction and mental health problems.

 

She was awarded the honour of Canadian Pharmacy Technician of the Year 2018 after being nominated by her employer.

 

In the relatively short time that Alyssa has worked for them as operations manager, she has introduced a scheme whereby patients and residents can access naloxone kits free of charge. She has also instigated training so that everyone who has a kit knows how to use it.

 

Alyssa explained to me how she has saved many lives and educated a community as a consequence of this project.

 

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