OTTAWA, June 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Over the past several years, Canada and many countries around the world have experienced significant numbers of drug shortages. In order to address this problem, on June 20 and 21, Toronto will play host to experts from around the world to discuss the issue of drug shortages from a national and international perspective. The summit is being hosted by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and co-hosted by the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA).
The summit will provide delegates with the opportunity to better understand the causes and contributing factors of drug shortages, discuss their impacts on patients and health care providers, and identify best practices and recommendations to limit or minimize the incidents of drug shortages from a national and international perspective. These discussions and findings will be synthesized in a final summit report.
Following the conclusion of the summit, organizers will host a press conference in order to present the summit's findings, and to discuss their recommendations for national governments and multinational organizations. Media are invited to attend. The details are as follows:
Friday, June 21, 2013
Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto
3:00 - 3:30 pm EST
(Note: Paid underground parking is available at the hotel)
Media can also participate via Internet by registering to the following website:
SOURCE: Canadian Pharmacists Association
For further information:
Jeff Morrison, Director, Government Relations and Public Affairs
Canadian Pharmacists Association
(613) 291-9377 (phone)
[email protected] (email)