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Embracing Change: Mark Mercure of Brandon, MB

MARCH 2018 - Pharma-Medic Services' Manager Mark Mercure is at a crossroads. With Manitoba’s regional health authorities’ recent plans to contract the majority of pharmacy services to 100+ nursing homes to only two companies, Mercure and his...

Value-based care can be better care for patients

JANUARY 2018 - Profitability is not the only bottom line affected by a value-based pharmacy (VBP) payment system. Patient care can also be impacted—and for the better, according to U.S. panelists at the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy’s Pharmacy...

GSC's road to measuring quality in pharmacy

JANUARY 2018 - When Green Shield Canada (GSC) launched its Value-Based Pharmacy (VBP) program in October 2017, it also launched a lively debate with pharmacy associations and pharmacies. Why did it launch such a program? Will it eventually lead...

Value and the future of health care

Catherine_HunterJANUARY 2018 - Costs pressures, new technologies and changing consumer expectations are shaping the delivery of health care in Canada, and proof of value is increasingly the touchstone for decision-making, summarized Catherine Hunter, Partner at...

Improving evidence for pharmacists' value

DolovichJanuary 2018 — Pharmacy has done a commendable job in using clinical practice research to demonstrate the value of what pharmacists do in the healthcare system. But the data can only go so far in showing pharmacists’ worth day to day in...

Canadian pharmacy in transition

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Nancy Lum-Wilson

January 2018 — A panel of Canadian pharmacy stakeholders weighed in on the inevitable changes that will affect the profession as...

Celebrating a Pillar of Pharmacy

NOVEMBER 2017 - This year’s Pillar of Pharmacy Award winner, Marshall Moleschi, was honored by the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy for more than 40 years of commitment to the profession of pharmacy.

At a gala in Toronto and then again in his...

Putting pharmacy's value to the test

NOVEMBER 2017 - Value-based payment is coming to pharmacy in Canada—and while pharmacy leaders agree that the concept is good, the devil is very much in the details. At the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy’s 2017 Pharmacy Forum.  in Toronto on...

Claims data strong for flu shots

Flu_shot_claims_Nov_2017NOVEMBER 2017 - Pharmacists administered almost 2.5 million flu shots during the 2016-2017 season, a 19% gain over the previous season and virtually quadruple the number delivered in 2012-2013. These numbers from provincial ministries of health...

Embracing Change: Shoppers Drug Mart, BC

NOVEMBER 2017 - Vision, culture, support—those three words summarize how Alex Dar Santos has worked with his pharmacy team to successfully incorporate a wide range of professional services into his busy Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy on Cambie Road...