When was laughing gas first used in treating patients for pain? What about cocaine? And how does morphine work, anyway? Can we actually use person's genetic code to figure out more precise medication dosing? Discover the answers to these questions and a whole lot more in the Story of Medicines. The only exhibition of its kind at any pharmacy school in North America, the Story of Medicines spans the first and mezzanine levels in the Pharmaceutical Sciences building at UBC. This free, interactive exhibition explores the contribution of pharmacy to human health, and answers common questions about the profession.
About the Story of Medicines
Pharmacy has shaped our longevity, our quality of life and our outlook for the future. There's so much to know and discover—and we've got the story right here for you. Come explore the Story of Medicines, and experience pharmacy’s fundamental contribution to human health. The Story of Medicines also represents the community outreach component of the Initiative for Sustainable Health Care, a UBC-based research arm that's exploring how to make our health care system work in the most cost-effective way possible.
Plan Your Visit
Explore the Story of Medicines on your own, or book a tour for the full experience. Whichever way you approach it, you're sure to come away amazed at pharmacy's impact on human health.