Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada


More time to apply

In consideration of the extra demands being placed on pharmacists and all sectors of the profession of pharmacy due to COVID-19, the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy has extended the application deadlines for the Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Awards and the Innovation Fund.

Embracing Change: BioPro Biologics Pharmacy, Vancouver

It all started with a desire to "walk the talk" when it comes to patient-centred care, says Dr. Alan Low, Primacy Care Pharmacist and Pharmacy Lead at BioPro Biologics Pharmacy in Vancouver. "Most pharmacies have been stuck in a distribution model and I've always wanted to look at ways we can leverage our abilities, knowledge and accessibility as pharmacists to help patients in terms of improving their health and quality of life," he says.

Path clearer to deprescribing

FEBRUARY 2020 - Dr. Barbara Farrell and her team at the Bruyere Research Institute in Ottawa, supported by funding from CFP's Innovation Fund, have been hard at work building frameworks for deprescribing in Canada.

CFP honours pharmacy students

The future of pharmacy looks bright, judging from the caliber of pharmacy students eager to put their training into practice. The Canadian Foundation of Pharmacy is honoured to be able to recognize the leaders in their ranks, through its sponsorship of two awards.

Cost-effectiveness of UTI prescribing attracts attention

An economic analysis proving the cost-effectiveness of pharmacists managing uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) is garnering interest among Canada and abroad.

New CE on digital technology

Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Wellspring Award winner Alexander Chagnon, founder and CEO of THERappX, believes that healthcare apps are key for pharmacists to work more closely with their patients and in so doing embrace an expanded scope of practice. To help make this a reality, Chagnon has produced an online, bilingual accredited webinar entitled, "Improving pharmacists' cognitive services efficiency with technology."

High-cost drugs amplify need for new reimbursement model

Service and not the cost of a drug needs to determine reimbursement levels for pharmacy, agreed participants in a panel discussion about specialty drugs at the Pharmacy Forum conference in November 2019, presented by the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy.

A paradigm shift for Quebec pharmacists

JANUARY 2020 - Quebec is preparing for a reimbursement model that is based on the complexity of clinical services, heard attendees at the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's annual Pharmacy Forum held in November 2019.

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New models of pharmacy practice working, research shows

Glenn Rodrigues, Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia
Tiana Tilli, Whole Health Pharmacy Partners

JANUARY 2020 - Several initiatives across the country are proving that alternative approaches to pharmacy practice can...

United front essential to ride pharmacy disruption

While economics force a massive shift in the profession, a united front is essential to sustaining pharmacy in the future, said pharmacy leaders at CFP's annual Pharmacy Forum conference in November 2019.