Medication Reviews

Our pharmacists are available to review your medications and answer any questions you may have. A medication review provides the opportunity for you to sit down with your Murphy’s Pharmacist to review your prescription medications, as well as any over-the-counter medications, vitamins and natural health products you may be taking.

Our pharmacists will ensure you are taking the right medications for the right reasons. They will discuss what each medication is for, how best to take each medication, and how to reduce or manage any side effects you may be experiencing. They will review possible drug interactions with other drugs, natural health products and food. They will also attempt to Identify and address any problems related to specific medications.

Book your medication review today! Ask your Murphy’s Pharmacist to help you better understand your medications and ensure you are taking your medications safely and effectively.

Home Delivery

We can deliver your medications to your home or workplace. This service is complimentary. For more information and conditions contact your nearest Murphy’s Pharmacies location.

Medication Packaging

Murphy’s Pharmacies can provide clients with clearly labeled individual packages containing your medications which indicate the day and time your medications should be taken, making the process of taking medications both safe and easy. Call or visit your local Murphy’s Pharmacies location for more information.

Pharmacist Prescribing

Your Murphy’s Pharmacist can prescribe medications under certain conditions. For instance, if your prescription is expired and you are unable to see your doctor, a pharmacist can assess your situation and may be able to extend your prescription to avoid an interruption of drug therapy. Your Murphy’s pharmacist can also, under certain conditions, provide emergency prescription refills.

Murphy’s pharmacists can assess and prescribe for a variety of common health conditions referred to as common ailments. Why wait at the after-hours clinic or for a doctor’s appointment when your pharmacist may be able to help?

Common Ailment prescribing is free to clients with a Prince Edward Island Health card.

pharmacistWhat is a common ailment?

Our pharmacists are qualified to assess and treat common ailments. A common ailment is a short-term, less serious medical condition that does not typically require blood work or lab tests. Examples include cold sores, mild acne, heartburn, hay fever, fungal skin infections, and yeast infections.

Murphy’s Pharmacists are trained to assess your common condition and prescribe a prescription medication or make a recommendation for an over-the-counter medication. If the pharmacist believes your condition is more serious and requires follow-up, they will refer you to a doctor.

To reduce the need for emergency or urgent care visits, ask your Murphy’s Pharmacist for help! Get expert advice and treatment for common ailments without the long wait.

Island pharmacists can assess and prescribe for the below list of common ailments:

  • nasal allergies (i.e. hay fever)
  • calluses or corns
  • allergic skin rash
  • cough
  • dandruff
  • pre-menstrual and menstrual pain
  • indigestion
  • emergency contraception
  • fungal skin infections
  • heartburn (GERD)
  • hemorrhoids
  • acne (mild)
  • headache (mild)
  • eczema (mild to moderate)
  • hives, bug bites and stings (mild)
  • joint pain (minor)
  • muscle pain (minor)
  • sleep disorders (minor)
  • nasal congestion
  • nausea
  • nicotine dependence (smoking cessation)
  • diarrhea (non-infectious)
  • thrush (oral fungal infection)
  • canker sores
  • threadworms or pinworms
  • yeast infection (vaginal)
  • warts (excluding facial and genital warts)
  • shingles
  • impetigo
  • hormonal contraception
  • sore throat —pharmacists cannot assess or prescribe for strep throat
  • dry eye — pharmacists cannot assess or prescribe for pink eye
  • cold sores (oral)— patients must have had a previously diagnosed cold sore
  • urinary tract infection (uncomplicated) — Patient must have been previously diagnosed with a UTI and cannot be within four weeks of symptoms that developed with a previous UTI. Pharmacists cannot prescribe if you have been previously treated with two or more episodes in the last six months OR three or more episodes in the last 12 months. Maximum two assessments by pharmacists per year. Must be female, 19+. Not available for males.


Common Ailment prescribing is free to clients with a Prince Edward Island Health card. A fee will be associated with this service for those who do not have a valid Prince Edward Island Health Card.

Can pharmacists renew all medications?

Did you know that Murphy’s Pharmacist can prescribe for the renewal of medications that were initially prescribed by a physician or nurse practitioner? By speaking with your Murphy’s Pharmacy team you can determine if your medication is eligible to be renewed. Several factors impact the ability to perform the renewal of your medication, including but not limited to: the type of medication, monitoring required, lab results, and reason for use.

Customized Medication

View all of our Customized Medication services.

flu-shotPharmacist Injections

Our pharmacists are trained to administer many different injections and vaccinations. In addition to the flu vaccine, Murphy’s Pharmacists can provide the shingles vaccine as well as many common travel vaccines.

Our pharmacists take part in injection training and first-aid and CPR training to become injection certified. Ask your Murphy’s Pharmacist about which injectable medications they can prescribe and/or administer in your province.

Book an appointment today to receive the injections and vaccines you and your family need during convenient store hours.

Health Presentations

At Murphy’s Pharmacies, we are committed to building healthier communities. We are proud to offer health presentations to workplaces and community organizations. Our team of health professionals can present on a variety of topics.

For more information on wellness and health education programs call 902-894-4447 ext. 6 or email

Workplace Wellness

Workplaces are recognized as the single most important channel to reach the adult population through health promotion programs. We offer:

  • Health Clinics
  • Health Risk Assessments
  • Monthly Health Newsletter
  • First Aid Training & CPR
  • AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Sales
  • Workplace Weight Loss Challenge
  • Team Building Events
  • Health Presentations

For more information on workplace wellness programs call 902-894-4447 ext. 6 or email