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Path clearer to deprescribing

FEBRUARY 2020 - "It is an art of no little importance to administer medicines properly, but it is an art of much greater and more difficult acquisition to know when to suspend or altogether omit them.” This quote by 18th century family physician...

Embracing Change: BioPro Biologics Pharmacy, Vancouver

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MARCH 2020 - 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...

CFP honours pharmacy students

FEBRUARY 2020 - 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,...

Cost-effectiveness of UTI prescribing attracts attention

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FEBRUARY 2020 - An economic analysis proving the cost-effectiveness of pharmacists managing uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) is garnering interest among Canada and abroad.

The report, released last July, assessed the...

New CE on digital technology

JANUARY 2020 - 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...

High-cost drugs amplify need for new reimbursement model

JANUARY 2020 - 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...

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.

Expected to take effect...

New models of pharmacy practice working, research shows

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Glenn Rodrigues, Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia
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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

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

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Vishal Ravikanti, TELUS Health
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 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...