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Specialty drugs cast large shadow

Just one percent of patients use high-cost specialty drugs, yet the impact of these drugs on private and public drug plans has been profound-and will intensify in the coming years, noted speakers at the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's Pharmacy Forum conference in November 2019.

Celebrating our 2019 Pillar of Pharmacy, Sherry Peister

Colleagues and friends gathered in Toronto in November to celebrate 2019 Pillar of Pharmacy Winner Sherry Peister. The evening was filled with touching tributes to a pharmacist who has clearly gone above and beyond to promote the profession and lead pharmacy into the future.

Sherry's lessons for pharmacy (and life)

Sherry Peister of Waterloo, Ontario, has dedicated more than half her life to pharmacy as a practicing pharmacist, advocate and volunteer. She has no plans to slow down, and is excited by the opportunities unfolding for future generations of pharmacists.

Embracing Change: Michael's Remedy Rx in Saskatoon, SK

NOVEMBER 2019 - Sometimes change occurs when you least expect it, and sometimes it happens only when you take a leap of faith. The latter is the case for Michael Kani, owner and pharmacist at Michael’s Remedy Rx in Saskatoon, SK. When Kani...

Claims trends paint compelling picture for services

NOVEMBER 2019 - Pharmacists reached a new milestone in the 2018-2019 flu season by administering more than 3 million flu shots, a 9% increase over the previous season and a continuation of strong gains since 2012-2013.

CFP's 2019 Innovation Fund grant recipients

OCTOBER 2019 - Congratulations to this year's recipients of grants from the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's Innovation Fund, who received $125,000 in total funding. CFP has awarded three grants this year, in two fields of patient care that can...

Pharmacists: an untapped resource for mental health

MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENTS Daniel Burton leads Alberta study on the effectiveness of pharmacist prescribing and interventions for patients with depression and anxiety.

The pharmacist's role in medical cannabis

Funding from the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's Innovation Fund will see the development of program to help community pharmacists identify and support patients using medical cannabis, as part of routine care.

Research pilots coaching with app for depression

Researcher Philippe Vincent and pharmacists at 30 community pharmacies hope to smooth the path to recovery for patients with depression through a ground-breaking research study funded in part by the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's (CFP's) Innovation Fund.

CFP Pharmacy Forum on Nov. 20: Building Bridges

This year's CFP Pharmacy Forum revolves around the theme, "Building Bridges for Better Care." Hear from industry experts as we envision the future of pharmacy and how to get there.

A panel of pharmacy leaders will discuss and debate how to...