Claims for services going up, up, up
NOVEMBER 2020 – From coast to coast, community pharmacies are steadily submitting more claims for billable services that are funding by provincial healthcare budgets. Influenza vaccinations and prescription adaptations/renewals continue to lead the way, with double-digit increases in claims.
INNOVATION FUND GRANT: virtual pharmacy
NOVEMBER 2020 - With more and more healthcare services going virtual during COVID-19, the pharmacy team at Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre’s out-patient pharmacy has been looking to virtual care to ensure cancer patients get the same level of medication management they did prior to the pandemic.
INNOVATION FUND GRANT: holistic healthcare
NOVEMBER 2020 - There is ample evidence showing the benefits of pharmacists in managing medical conditions such as hypertension and urinary tract infections. CFP’s 2020 Innovation Fund grant recipient Debbie Kelly believes pharmacists can have an even bigger impact by taking a holistic approach to medication management using comprehensive medication assessments (CMAs).
COVID-19 continues to change rules in pharmacy
OCTOBER 2020 – The latest edition of the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
’s COVID-19 chart shows that pharmacy has made important strides at the government policy level, particularly in the areas of controlled substances and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Online business of pharmacy CE relaunched
OCTOBER 2020 - Those interested in learning more about the business of pharmacy can check out the relaunched online continuing education program, "Managing Your Pharmacy: The Business Essentials."
CFP Pharmacy Forum tackles impact of COVID-19
OCTOBER 2020 - The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
's 2020 Pharmacy Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18. This year's virtual event is a two-hour session that focuses on the theme, "COVID-19: Accelerating the Pace of Change."
The evolving journey of COVID-19 testing in Alberta
OCTOBER 2020 - In just under four months, Alberta pharmacists had tested more than 150,000 asymptomatic Albertans for COVID-19 by the time the province paused the programs in pharmacies until further notice.
CFP's Golf Classic, from a safe distance
September 2020 - Even in these unprecendented times, supporters of the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy hit the green from a safe distance for the annual Golf Classic in August. The event, held in Milton, Ont., drew 60 attendees, all of whom...
Embracing Change: Pace Pharmacy, Toronto
September 2020 - Being your own boss, and acting on your vision is not something every pharmacist gets to achieve. For Adam Silvertown, pharmacist and owner of Pace Pharmacy, it took spending a few years working for someone else to realize that...