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Green Shield/OPA results promising for pharmacists

JANUARY 2014 – Pharmacists have long been dubbed an underused resource in chronic disease management and a new report from the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) and Green Shield Canada has the statistics to prove it. The report highlights the final outcome of a six-month, pharmacist-led hypertension management program supported in part by the Canadian Foundation for […]

Gearing up for a new breed of pharmacist

JANUARY 2014 – With the expanding role of pharmacists, Canada’s universities have a key role to play in admitting the right kinds of candidates into pharmacy programs, believes Dr. David Edwards, Hallman Director and Associate Dean at the University of Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy. Speaking at the most recent Pharmacy Forum hosted by the Canadian Foundation […]

Evolution of networks for private payers

JANUARY 2014 – Canada’s largest insurance company is working “with pharmacists in new and exciting ways,” Barb Martinez, National Practice Leader at Great-West Life, told attendees at the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy’s recent Pharmacy Forum event. Pharmacists are ideally positioned to help insurers “meet the needs of a dual bottom line: the cost management needs […]

Pharmacy associations build united front

JANUARY 2014 – Like two sides of a coin, Canada’s two national pharmacy associations appear determined to fulfill complementary mandates in order to support pharmacy’s transition to new models in both business and professional practice. Both also point to the pivotal role of provincial pharmacy associations, which are key to execution at the grassroots. “There […]