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Pharmacies rise to the challenge

Pharmacies rise to the challenge | Picture of Victor Wong checking price on a prescription for a customer - The Canadian Foundation For Pharmacy

JUNE 2021 – It was during the darkest days of the pandemic that pharmacists like Victor Wong saw their roles in health care shine brightest. “The pandemic expanded our reach into the community as a hub of healthcare. I think it has forever changed the traditional model of pharmacy as simply dispensing pills and advising […]

Pharmacists can aid quicker mental health recovery

Deprescribing, within a pharmacist's domain | Picture of female asian pharmacist cutting down the amount of capsules in a prescription - The Canadian Foundation For Pharmacy

JUNE 2021 – For patients with mental illness, pharmacists can play a more important and potentially life-changing role. The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy is currently funding two research projects to help show the value of an expanded role for pharmacists in the care of patients newly diagnosed with depression and/or anxiety. “I see a whole […]

New practice model a win for all

New practice model a win for all | Picture of a patient with pharmacist and study participant Patricia Staples, of Guardian Pharmacy in Timberlea - The Canadian Foundation For Pharmacy

JUNE 2021 – A strategic, structured approach to facilitate practice change is doable, and can have a positive, sustainable impact on both the delivery of expanded services and staff satisfaction. The Prescription to Thrive (Rx to Thrive) program—spearheaded in 2018 by the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia (PANS) and funded by the Canadian Foundation for […]

At the forefront of virtual care

Pharmacists at the forefront of virtual care | Picture of MedMe Health co-founders (from left) Purya Sarmadi, Rui Su and Nicholas Hui - The Canadian Foundation For Pharmacy

JUNE 2021 – The pandemic certainly boosted the adoption of virtual care, and pharmacy stands poised to take the lead on its widespread acceptance by patients—and perhaps serve as a model for the public system. But first, more pharmacists need to embrace the technologies themselves. Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Wellspring Leadership Award winner Riu Su […]

Pharmacists raise patient satisfaction in UTI management

Pharmacists raise patient satisfaction in UTI management | Picture of male putting hands over his crotch area - The Canadian Foundation For Pharmacy

JUNE 2021 – When the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy awarded an Innovation Fund grant in 2017 for research on the community pharmacist’s role in the assessment and treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI), it helped open the door for several jurisdictions to expand the scope of pharmacy practice to include this service. “Since we […]