The origins of the pharmaceutical industry can be traced back as far as the late nineteenth century when dyestuffs were found to have antiseptic properties and a number of the producers of these dyestuffs developed into pharmaceutical companies that still exist to this very day. Since these early days, the industry has persevered through many changes and continued to evolve and grow. With the New Millennium came new sets of challenges and perhaps the most drastic, extensive and widespread issues this industry has ever faced as the healthcare system became more strained and pushed to the limits of survival.
However, with great change comes great opportunity and perhaps the most paramount of leaders in this changing era of healthcare will be the pharmacists as they are asked to change the scope of their practice, take on greater responsibility and make the necessary time to cater to the changing needs of the modern day era.
It was with these epic changes in mind that Takeda Canada elected to create the Takeda Magnum Opus Award to acknowledge pharmacists from across the country that attain professional achievement through professional learning.
We are delighted to support pharmacists with this award.