Canadian Pharmacists Journal (CPJ) Best Paper of the Year
Valerie Leung and Julie Hui-Chih Wu
This award is given annually by the CPJ Editorial Advisory Board to the manuscript judged most likely to positively impact pharmacy practice and lead to better patient care.
This year’s CPJ Best Paper is a systematic review that highlights the evidence showing that community pharmacist prescribing of antimicrobials benefits patients and the health care system, and leads to patient satisfaction. Valerie Leung, Julie Hui-Chih Wu and their co-authors (Fatima Khalid, Bradley J. Langford, Nathan P. Beahm, Mark McIntyre, Kevin L. Schwartz and Gary Garber) also showed how pharmacists in the community setting are advancing antimicrobial stewardship by helping to reduce unnecessary prescribing while increasing appropriateness.