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Announcing 2014 Wellspring winners

2014 Wellspring Award winners Kelly Grindrod, Rod Forsey and Ingrid Sketris. This year’s recipients of the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy’s Wellspring Award are seeking to become catalysts for change in community pharmacy. All three winners are pursuing unique training that will equip them to be better leaders and advocates for the profession. Sharing stories, inspiring […]

Momentum grows for management textbook

The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy’s fundraising campaign for its Canadian pharmacy management textbook is off to a strong start with a $20,000 contribution from Pharmascience, $5,000 from the Chain Drug Association of B.C., and another $5,000 from the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association. “Pharmascience is pleased to be sponsoring the management textbook. We feel that this will […]

Blueprint for Pharmacy update

The steering committee for the Blueprint for Pharmacy has established a Pharmacy Technician Working Group to move forward on the Blueprint’s stated objectives for pharmacy technicians, which include tracking and forecasting pharmacy human resources requirements and facilitating the integration of regulated pharmacy technicians into community pharmacy using workflow models. The working group is headed by […]

Personalizing care is key to Canada’s healthcare system survival

If Canadians want to preserve their healthcare system for the future, health providers need to start looking to patients as partners in their care as opposed to mere recipients believes Dr. Anne Snowdon, Professor and Chair of the International Centre for Health Innovation at Western University’s Richard Ivey School of Business. Speaking at the Canadian […]

Past Innovation Fund projects show potential for further benefit

Plan sponsors have to consider new investments in healthcare services for long-term cost savings. At least that’s what the latest research from one project supported by the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy’s Innovation Fund is indicating. The six-month, pharmacist-led hypertension management program led by the Ontario Pharmacists Association and Green Shield Canada showed a dramatic improvement in […]