2016 M.J. Huston Pharmacist of Distinction: Val Langevin
Shoppers drug mart
Val Langevin is a pharmacist and former owner of Sylvan Lake Value Drug Mart, a local business he owned for just over 30 years. Val sold the business to Shoppers Drug Mart in 2015 and remains on staff as a pharmacist working part-time. Throughout his career, Val has proven his commitment to excellence in pharmacy practice by helping to create innovative clinical programs within his pharmacy. When the Bethany long-term care facility opened, Val established pharmacy services that provided residents with pharmaceutical care plans, quarterly medication reviews, and a pharmacist to attend interdisciplinary rounds and family conferences.
Val was an early adopter of pharmacist injection services; developed a community-based Anticoagulation Management Service in collaboration with local physicians; and participated in EPICORE’s Rural RxAction study, a randomized trial using pharmacists with additional prescribing authority to manage hypertension. He is a true pioneer of innovative community pharmacy practice, and a passionate believer in the importance and value of the community pharmacist to the health of Canadians.
In addition to being a leader within his pharmacy, Val is also a leader in his community. Val has been a member of the Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce, the Value Drug Mart Associates’ Board of Directors, the Red Deer Chapter of the Canadian Diabetic Association and the Teen Sexual Health Clinic.