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Apr 18, 2019, 18:34 ET B.C.'s community pharmacists praise government's recognition of rising business costs in new doctors' agreement; urge same for pharmacists

VANCOUVER, April 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The government's new agreement with B.C. doctors reflects its recognition of rising costs and inflation when operating a health-care clinic. Included in the $331...


Jan 28, 2016, 16:44 ET BC pharmacists help deliver immunizations for influx of refugees

VANCOUVER, Jan. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - As B.C. prepares to welcome an influx of refugees from Syria, community pharmacists are stepping up to help fill the gap in providing immunizations for newcomers. In...


Nov 05, 2015, 14:00 ET Pharmacies an increasingly popular option for flu shots

VANCOUVER, Nov. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Now more than ever, busy BC families are taking advantage of pharmacies as an accessible and convenient option for getting their flu shot. Last year, it's estimated...


Apr 28, 2015, 13:18 ET Not just for the kids: Adults need immunizations, too

VANCOUVER, April 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Most parents understand the importance of immunizing their children against vaccine preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, but did you know there...


Mar 19, 2015, 11:30 ET Twenty-two pharmacies across BC selected for first-of-its-kind genomics project

VANCOUVER, March 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Twenty-two pharmacies in rural and urban locations across British Columbia have been selected to participate in a research project that aims to help bring...


Feb 02, 2015, 13:57 ET Metro Vancouver residents more than double their return of expired medications

VANCOUVER, Feb. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Last year, Metro Vancouver residents returned more than 45,000 kilograms of expired or unused medications to community pharmacies for safe disposal. That's the same...


Apr 23, 2014, 13:26 ET Not just for the kids: Adults need immunizations, too

VANCOUVER, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Most parents understand the importance of immunizing their children against vaccine preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, but did you know there...


Mar 20, 2014, 15:20 ET BC Pharmacists Say Medication Cost Control Short-Lived Without Better Use of Pharmacists

VANCOUVER, March 20, 2014 /CNW/ - In a policy paper, Facing the Future Together, released today, the BC Pharmacy Association (BCPhA) makes six recommendations it believes government should adopt to...


Mar 04, 2014, 12:45 ET March is Pharmacist Awareness Month

Five great reasons to visit your pharmacist! VANCOUVER, March 4, 2014 /CNW/ - March is national Pharmacist Awareness Month and a great time to remind British Columbians of the many ways pharmacists...


Oct 21, 2013, 15:43 ET Pharmacists' submission to Budget 2014 consultation seeks improvements to immunizations funding

VANCOUVER, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - British Columbia's approach to managing spending on immunizations must be changed to allow government to better manage costs, according to recommendations offered by...


Jan 28, 2013, 14:09 ET BC's pharmacists encourage residents of the TNRD to return expired meds!

VANCOUVER, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Now is a great time to clean out your medicine cabinet! The BC Pharmacy Association (BCPhA) and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) urge residents to return...


Jan 14, 2013, 17:09 ET This new year, make it your resolution to return your meds!

VANCOUVER, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The new year is a great time for a fresh start - and the perfect time to clean out your medicine cabinet! The BC Pharmacy Association (BCPhA) and the...


Jan 14, 2013, 17:05 ET This new year, make it your resolution to return your meds!

VANCOUVER, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The new year is a great time for a fresh start - and the perfect time to clean out your medicine cabinet! The BC Pharmacy Association and the Northern Environmental...


Jan 14, 2013, 15:44 ET This new year, make it your resolution to return your meds!

VANCOUVER, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The new year is a great time for a fresh start - and the perfect time to clean out your medicine cabinet! The BC Pharmacy Association and the Comox Valley Regional...


Jan 14, 2013, 15:29 ET This new year, make it your resolution to return your expired or unused meds!

VANCOUVER, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The new year is a great time for a fresh start - and the perfect time to clean out your medicine cabinet! The BC Pharmacy Association (BCPhA) and the Regional...


Jan 14, 2013, 15:25 ET This new year, make it your resolution to return your old and expired meds!

VANCOUVER, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The new year is a great time for a fresh start - and the perfect time to clean out your medicine cabinet! The BC Pharmacy Association and the Alberni-Clayoquot...


Jan 14, 2013, 14:58 ET This new year, make it your resolution to return your meds!

VANCOUVER, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The new year is a great time for a fresh start - and the perfect time to clean out your medicine cabinet! The BC Pharmacy Association and the Capital Regional...


Jan 14, 2013, 14:51 ET This new year, make it your resolution to return your old and expired meds!

VANCOUVER, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The new year is a great time for a fresh start - and the perfect time to clean out your medicine cabinet! The BC Pharmacy Association, Metro Vancouver, and Ministry...


Jan 09, 2013, 17:57 ET BC's pharmacists launch Medications Return Campaign with Health Minister Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid and Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee Chair Malcolm Brodie

VANCOUVER, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The British Columbia Pharmacy Association (BCPhA), joined by the Honourable Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Health, and Malcolm Brodie, Chair, Metro Vancouver...


Nov 05, 2012, 13:00 ET Have you had your flu shot? Talk to your pharmacist!

VANCOUVER, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - With flu season upon us, British Columbians are encouraged to talk to their pharmacist about getting their flu shot. Getting immunized is one of the best ways to...


Apr 20, 2012, 16:32 ET Pharmacists play critical role in one-time HPV vaccine program

VANCOUVER, April 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Publicly funded human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is available at community pharmacies around British Columbia as part of the province's one-time HPV vaccine...


Apr 20, 2012, 16:30 ET Whooping cough outbreak continues

See your pharmacist for vaccine VANCOUVER, April 20, 2012 /CNW/ - As the whooping cough outbreak continues in the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions, it is strongly recommended that...


Mar 19, 2012, 12:49 ET Pharmacists step up to tackle whooping cough outbreak

VANCOUVER, March 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Community pharmacists are helping to tackle an outbreak of pertussis, having already administered vaccines to over 6,000 patients in the Fraser Health Authority. The ...


Mar 05, 2012, 14:05 ET Talk to your community pharmacist - your partner in health

VANCOUVER, March 5, 2012 /CNW/ - As part of Pharmacist Awareness Week (March 4-10, 2012) the BC Pharmacy Association (BCPhA) is encouraging British Columbians to get to know their community...


Jan 11, 2012, 17:09 ET This New Year, make it your resolution to return your meds!

VANCOUVER, Jan. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The BC Pharmacy Association (BCPhA) and the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) have joined forces to urge members of the public to make a New Year's...