Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada


United front essential to ride pharmacy disruption

JANUARY 2020 - 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.

Justin Bates, CEO of the...

Specialty drugs cast large shadow

Vishal Ravikanti, TELUS Health
 Nida Mian, Sun Life Financial

JANUARY 2020 - Just one percent of patients use high-cost specialty drugs, yet the impact of these drugs on private and public drug plans has been...

Celebrating our 2019 Pillar of Pharmacy, Sherry Peister

NOVEMBER 2019 - 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...

Sherry's lessons for pharmacy (and life)

Sherry Peister also credits the support of family for her many achievements. She is pictured here with her husband, Al, at the Pillar of Pharmacy Event in November.

NOVEMBER 2019 - Sherry Peister of Waterloo, Ontario, has...

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. These numbers from...

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

Dan Burton

OCTOBER 2019 - A new study out of Alberta is looking to the pharmacist as a potential resource in helping assess and treat patients with mental health disorders in the community.

With the help of funding from the...

The pharmacist's role in medical cannabis

Laura_Murphy   Olavo_Fernandes
 Laura Murphy  Olavo Fernandes

OCTOBER 2019 - Funding from the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy’s Innovation Fund will see the development and study of a program to help community pharmacists identify and support patients...

Research pilots coaching with app for depression

Philippe Vincent

OCTOBER 2019 - 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...