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May 6, 2015
CPhA Welcomes Government Investments to Address Prescription Drug Abuse

CPhA welcomes the launch of the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse and is committed to continuing its work with governments and other health care stakeholders to address and mitigate the prescription drug abuse problem in Canada.

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April 22, 2015
CPhA Statement on the 2015 Federal Budget

CPhA welcomes the health care investments announced in the 2015 federal budget and looks forward to working with the government and other health care stakeholders towards increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of our health care system.

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April 13, 2015
CPhA Celebrates Life of Sylvia Bell, Ground-Breaking Leader of the Pharmacist Profession in Canada

The profession of pharmacy lost one of its pioneering women recently with the passing of Sylvia Bell in Halifax on March 31, 2015. Sylvia served as the first female president of the Canadian Pharmacists Association (1980-81) and was an inspiring and influential force in Canadian pharmacy.

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April 1, 2015
PMPRB Report Confirms Need for a Refocus on Optimal Drug Therapy

A study released by the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board confirms what Canada’s front-line pharmacists have been witnessing for years - while governments are achieving their goal of reducing drug prices and increasing the utilization of lower cost generic drugs, these actions are not leading to an improvement in drug therapy quality or value for Canadians.

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March 16, 2015
Pharmacists Play Key Role in Achieving Higher Immunization Rates in Canada

According to a recent national survey to mark Pharmacist Awareness Month, 88% of Canadians trust pharmacists to provide advice on vaccinations and 79% of Canadians said they would consider going to their pharmacist for a flu shot or other vaccines.

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March 9, 2015
Canadians Trust Pharmacists to Deliver High-Quality Care and Services

In a national survey 85% of respondents believed that pharmacists have the education and professional training to do more for patients than fill prescriptions.

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March 2, 2015
Canadians Support Increased Role for Pharmacists

Polling confirms Canadians support increased role for pharmacists in providing health care services.

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February 26, 2015
Checking in with CPhA's Chair Jane Farnham

Interview with Pharmacy U.

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February 19, 2015
CPhA Statement on Immunization & Public Awareness

Canada’s pharmacists firmly believe, and evidence-based science has proven, that immunization is the safest, most effective way to prevent, control and eliminate immunizable infectious diseases.

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February 10, 2015
Mandatory Drug Shortage Reporting

CPhA responds to Health Canada announcement.

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