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Dec 03, 2020, 09:00 ET Pharmacists anticipate significant demand for COVID-19 vaccines, call for a coordinated strategy with federal support

OTTAWA, ON, Dec. 3, 2020 /CNW/ - With first ministers set to meet next week to discuss health care funding and COVID-19 efforts, including vaccine distribution and logistics, the Canadian Pharmacists ...


Oct 05, 2020, 06:00 ET Pharmacists say flu shot more important than ever, be prepared for different experience at the pharmacy this year

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 5, 2020 /CNW/ - As flu shots begin to arrive at pharmacies across Canada, the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) wants patients to know that the experience will look a little...


Sep 16, 2020, 18:13 ET Canadians urge expanding COVID-19 asymptomatic testing across Canada

Long wait times for testing and limited testing locations continue to be challenges in many parts of the country OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 16, 2020 /CNW/ - As the new school year begins, and increased rates...


Apr 28, 2020, 10:00 ET CPhA receives contribution for 200,000 surgical masks to be distributed to community pharmacies

OTTAWA, April 28, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is pleased to announce that, through a financial contribution from Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC), it has secured and is...


Apr 17, 2020, 15:44 ET Pharmacists see spikes in drug shortages during pandemic

OTTAWA, April 17, 2020 /CNW/ - COVID-19 is and continues to be a threat to Canada's drug supply say Canada's pharmacists, and they are concerned about dramatic increases and volatility in the number...


Mar 17, 2020, 16:45 ET COVID-19 and the responsible allocation of medications to patients

OTTAWA, March 17, 2020 /CNW/ - As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to evolve, pharmacists are becoming increasingly mindful about the need to carefully manage our drug supply to weather some of ...


Jul 04, 2019, 09:00 ET 1 in 4 medical cannabis users say it's now harder to access cannabis since recreational legalization

OTTAWA, July 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada has had an impact on access to medical cannabis, with one in four medical cannabis users saying that it is now harder...


Oct 15, 2018, 12:45 ET Media Advisory - Pharmacists available to discuss health implications/patient questions around cannabis legalization

OTTAWA, Oct. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Pharmacists are often the first point of contact for Canadians with health-related questions and they can help patients better understand cannabis use and its risks. As...


Jul 23, 2018, 10:00 ET Better Pharmacare for Patients: Evaluating Policy Options

Patient-centred collaborative discussion paper aims to inform pharmacare discussion OTTAWA, July 23, 2018 /CNW/ - Important patient-driven principles must guide pharmacare policy, program design and...


May 24, 2018, 12:34 ET Pharmacists urge Senate to include more support for patients as they consider Bill C-45 to legalize cannabis

Recreational users should not have better access than patients who require cannabis for medical purposes OTTAWA, May 24, 2018 /CNW/ - With the legalization of recreational cannabis looming on the...


Feb 27, 2018, 17:37 ET Pharmacists support government commitment to improve drug coverage for Canadians

OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is pleased that the 2018 federal budget commits to looking at pharmacare options through the establishment of an Advisory...


Jan 30, 2018, 10:09 ET Pharmacists call on governments to invest in community healthcare

New pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance agreement an opportunity to increase the accessibility of quality healthcare services for patients OTTAWA, Jan. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - Pharmacists understand the...


Dec 06, 2017, 09:45 ET Canada's pharmacists call for full population drug coverage, enhanced care

It's time for a pan-Canadian 'PharmAccord' that will deliver universal drug coverage for Canadians, ensure access to medications OTTAWA, Dec. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Pharmacists...


Dec 04, 2017, 14:15 ET Media Advisory - Canadian Pharmacists Association CEO Perry Eisenschmid to Announce Drug Coverage Recommendations

iPolitics LIVE Panel to Follow OTTAWA, Dec. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - CEO of the Canadian Pharmacists Association, Perry Eisenschmid, to deliver remarks on the need for a Pan-Canadian PharmAccord to achieve...


Nov 22, 2017, 17:37 ET Pharmacists disappointed with proposed cannabis regulations, concerned with impact to medical cannabis patients

OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is disappointed that the federal government's proposed regulatory approach to cannabis continues to miss the mark on several...


Nov 21, 2017, 09:00 ET CPhA releases list of treatments pharmacists and patients should question as part of Choosing Wisely Canada campaign

Association aims to encourage clinician and patient conversations by identifying six treatments to question to improve patient safety and health outcomes OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian...


Aug 31, 2017, 17:31 ET Media Advisory - UPDATE: Coalition fighting tax changes adds members, gains momentum

TORONTO, Aug. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - The Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness welcomes seven new organizations, today, in its fight against the federal government's tax proposals that would...


Jul 14, 2017, 13:24 ET CPhA urges Canada's Premiers to put opioid crisis front and centre at Council of the Federation meeting

OTTAWA, July 14, 2017 /CNW/ - As provincial and territorial premiers meet next week in Edmonton at the Council of the Federation summer meeting, the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) urges them ...


Apr 25, 2017, 08:00 ET Expanding role of community pharmacists could save Canada's health care system up to $25.7 billion

New report helps bridge evidence gap to demonstrate the value pharmacists can bring to our health care system OTTAWA, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada-wide implementation of three pharmacy services...


Apr 13, 2017, 16:52 ET CPhA disappointed medical cannabis regime does not enhance patient safety

OTTAWA, April 13, 2017 /CNW/ - The focus of government legislation and regulation in the area of cannabis must be to protect and enhance safety. While the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is...


Mar 29, 2017, 09:30 ET Pharmacist care for patients with hypertension would save Canada's health care system more than $15.7 billion

First study of its kind highlights significant economic impact of pharmacist care in hypertension management OTTAWA, March 29, 2017 /CNW/ - A new study shows that comprehensive long-term pharmacist...


Mar 22, 2017, 08:55 ET Media Advisory - Canadian Pharmacists Association spokesperson availability to comment on federal budget

OTTAWA, Mar. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) will have spokespersons available today to comment on the organization's position on this year's federal budget scheduled to...


Mar 06, 2017, 09:00 ET More and more Canadians say pharmacists play essential role in Canada's health care system

Survey shows continued high-level of trust in profession and services pharmacists are now providing March 6, 2017, OTTAWA /CNW/ - According to a new national survey by Abacus Data, conducted to...


Dec 13, 2016, 16:58 ET Canadian pharmacists pleased Marijuana Task Force recommends continued access to medical cannabis

Key role for pharmacy to improve patient care and access OTTAWA, Dec. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) welcomes the report from the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization...


Dec 13, 2016, 10:33 ET Media Advisory - Canadian Pharmacists Association Spokesperson Availability to Comment on the Federal Government's Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Report

OTTAWA, Dec. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Following the release of the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation report scheduled for this morning, the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) will have ...