A New Blog, Penned by Our Expert Team of Pharmacists

Nathalie Fradet
5 minutes

As a healthcare professional, your day-to-day activities related to pharmacotherapy are undoubtedly influenced by the increasing number of available medications and the progressively complex nature of drug therapies. Simultaneously, we are aware that these activities are also affected by the rapidly evolving nature of the healtcare field, the ever-growing needs of the population, resource constraints, and challenges in accessing relevant and credible information in real-time, to name just a few. These are all compelling reasons to turn to trusted resources.

Did you know that Vigilance Santé relies on an experienced team of some twenty in-house pharmacists to develop its software solutions and produce content? It is thanks to this invaluable expertise that our 70-employee company can offer healthcare customers products and services they can rely on, perfectly suited to their reality and needs.

Now, for some excellent news: soon, you'll be able to read articles written by some of them! Indeed, a dynamic cohort of a dozen of these drug specialists will be at the forefront of our upcoming new blog. Drawing on a wide range of professional backgrounds and expertise, this editorial team will bring a wealth of reliable, relevant, and up-to-date content to all healthcare professionals.

This is your chance to explore topics such as drug therapy, clinical practice, and the latest advances in healthcare technology on a monthly basis. Whatever your particular sphere of activity, we're confident that these readings will provide plenty of food for thought.

Get To Know Them Today!

The pharmacists within our teams are driven by a common goal: to enhance patient care and the day-to-day activities of frontline healthcare workers through their professional endeavours.

Together, their alliance is formidable, yet each member also stands out individually. So, we would like to introduce them to you one by one.

To read a brief biography, simply hover over their photo in desktop mode or click on it in mobile mode.

  • Anne Gélinas
    Anne Gélinas has been a pharmacist with the content team since 2013 and describes herself as being driven by a desire to minimize the risk of errors. Her education, along with her previous practice in a hospital setting, allows her to leverage a wealth of knowledge regarding the administration of medications through parenteral routes.
  • Annik Boisclair
    As a pharmacist with the content team since 2008, Annik Beauclair ensures, among other things, that the master formulations for the compounded preparations are updated in RxVigilance. She has also been a certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) for 15 years, and she is a breastfeeding support volunteer with over 22 years’ experience.
  • Anthony Tétreault
    Anthony Tétreault has been with us since 2018 and is in charge of content conformity. He also holds a postgraduate diploma in drug development. While working in community pharmacies, he was already an avid user of RxVigilance. His interest in LGBTQ+ healthcare means he stays abreast of developments in this important field.
  • Barbara St-Pierre
    Barbara St-Pierre joined the content team in 2023, but still works in a Family Medicine Group. These two environments are a perfect match for her interest for lengthy assignments. Particularly aware of the problem faced by the elderly with polypharmacy, she finds it rewarding to ease the experience of aging by optimizing their medication.
  • Benoit Santerre
    After a comprehensive career in community pharmacy – from clerk to head pharmacist –, Benoit Santerre joined our content team in 2018. Fascinated by biology in general, he also studied microbiology. Comfortable with public interaction, he believes that a pharmacist's most valuable quality is being an effective communicator.
  • Jeanfelix Charest
    Jean-Félix Charest joined Vigilance Santé in 2017 and serves as the team leader for data management. He holds an MBA in digital business management and believes that the advances in the healthcare system will be achieved through digital transformation and the development of tools for professionals and their patients.
  • Julien St-Denis
    Julien St-Denis has joined Vigilance Santé in 2018, and he currently serves as Product and Team Leader, R&D. He is known for his role in the development of solutions for clinical services, to which he contributes his leadership skills. This technology enthusiast constantly seeks original approaches to innovation in the field of pharmacy.
  • Laura Chirita
    With Vigilance Santé since 2018, Laura Chirita is Team Leader, Professional Services, Communications and Marketing. Known for her broad range of skills, this pharmacist is also adept at communications, management, and technology. She is very enthusiastic about witnessing the ways in which technology will transform healthcare.
  • Marc-André Gingras
    An R&D pharmacist with Vigilance Santé since 2020, Marc-André Gingras has more than 15 years' experience in community pharmacy, to which he still devotes one evening a week. He also has a postgraduate diploma in pharmacogenomics. For him, the health of the planet and the health of individuals are interrelated.
  • Martine Gagné
    Since 2009, Martine Gagné has made a name for herself at Vigilance Santé in the fields of innovation, product development as well as team leadership. In her current role as Director of Innovation, she draws on her experience working in community pharmacies to introduce leading-edge solutions that will be beneficial to health professionals and their patients.
  • Mathias Guénette-Gauthier
    Mathias Guénette-Gauthier joined the content team at Vigilance Santé in 2023. Prior to that, he worked in community pharmacies and long-term care centres, where he was a member of pharmacology committees. With a B.A. in history, he applies his research and scientific popularization skills to the development of content for our software.
  • Nathalie Archambault

    Nathalie Archambault has been a pharmacist with the content team since 2013. Before joining us, she spent some twenty years working in a hospital setting, during which time she was secretary of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Committed to her profession, she has also written numerous columns for specialized journals over a 20-year period.

  • Pascale Lapointe
    Pascale Lapointe has been with us since 2015, and currently serves as content pharmacist and team leader. With a background in community pharmacy, this valued leader understands her peers' needs when it comes to making quick decisions. She therefore takes great pride in providing them with reliable, succinct content that promotes patient well-being.
  • Sophie Marineau
    Sophie Marineau has been with Vigilance Santé since 2014. As a research and development pharmacist, she is equally well versed in technology and pharmacotherapy. She is the expert on our pharmacological profile analysis tool, and she is particularly motivated by the opportunity to facilitate the day-to-day practice of her peers.

Multiple Perspectives for a Unique Blog

As you can see, our team brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds – community, GMF (Family Medicine Group), hospital – with varied interests, skills, and professional experiences.

Consequently, this group of experts can offer a unique perspective on the world of medication and the practice of pharmacy, making their new blog a must-read!

  • Credibility: Articles providing reliable perspectives from peers.
  • Tailored Content: Mastery of nuances in the subject and field.
  • Unique Angles: Specialized and innovative topics thanks to diverse expertise.
  • Timeliness: Stay updated on the latest advancements to provide you with relevant information.
  • Added Value: Expert advice for informed decisions in your practice.

Expert Points of View

Pharmacists play a crucial role in healthcare delivery, leveraging expertise that goes well beyond mere medication dispensing: comprehensive knowledge of medications, drug interactions, treatment protocols, and more. Their encompassing perspective on pharmacotherapy equips them exceptionally well to create a blog that is highly relevant for their peers in the healthcare field.

Therefore, our team invites you today to embark on this knowledge-sharing journey with us, aiming to stimulate reflection on various topics, promote interactivity, and enrich dialogue within the community of healthcare professionals.

Themes in Tune With Your Interests

  • Medication Therapy: Explore a range of topics related to medications, from pharmacotherapy to guidelines, encompassing the latest scientific advancements.
  • Clinical Practice and Operations: Engage in discussions on themes concerning the evolution of clinical practice, such as new regulations and management optimization tools.
  • Health Technologies: Chronicles on health technologies, exploring how they influence the roles of professionals using them and the care provided to individuals.

We encourage you not only to read our content but also to share your questions, provide feedback, or suggest topics you would like us to address.

In closing, we would like to mention that our first pharmacist to tackle the challenge will be Barbara St-Pierre. In an article to be published on February 15, 2024, she will discuss drug cascades, the role they play in polypharmacy, and how healthcare professionals can detect and manage them.

On that note, we hope you enjoy your reading!

Nathalie Fradet

Nathalie Fradet

Communications and marketing coordinator


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