Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association

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As the national voice of the pharmacy profession in Canada, CPhA is always available to speak to media representatives on issues affecting health care and the profession of pharmacy.

News Releases and Statements

Pharmacists lead the way in reducing ER visits: A Nova Scotia success story
June 5, 2024 – A government report reveals that pharmacy clinics in Nova Scotia have contributed to a nearly 10% decline in emergency room visits for non-urgent or less-urgent cases, which further reinforces the vital impact of pharmacists in alleviating the burden on traditional health-care facilities.

Alberta pharmacist Sherif Hanafy Mahmoud named 2024 Canadian Pharmacist of the Year
April 4, 2024 – CPhA’s 2024 Canadian Pharmacist of the Year stands as a beacon of excellence in the field of pharmacy and exemplifies how perseverance, curiosity and innovation can lead to improvements in health care and better outcomes for patients. In an illustrious career characterized by remarkable achievements, Dr. Sherif Hanafy Mahmoud has excelled in diverse roles as a clinician, researcher, educator and leader.

CPhA statement on pharmacist-delivered services and professional autonomy
March 14, 2024 – In response to recent media reports, the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) would like to express its position on the value of medication reviews and the importance of pharmacists’ autonomy and professional judgment when it comes to health-care delivery.

Canadian Pharmacists Association responds to new pharmacare legislation, call for inclusion of pharmacists in new pharmacare expert committee
February 29, 2024 – Following the announcement of new pharmacare legislation by the Canadian government, CPhA is urging the Minister of Health to include a community pharmacist in the expert advisory committee tasked with shaping this new program.

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Media Contact

Tyler Gogo
Senior Manager, Communications 
613-293-7223