CPhA Statement on Council of the Federation Health Care Communiqué
The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) welcomes the announcement by Canada’s Premiers affirming their continued leadership to address the health needs of Canadians in the areas of pharmaceutical access and calling for a substantive discussion on broader approaches to pharmacare.
CPhA has been an active contributor to Canada’s Premiers’ Health Care Innovation Working Group (HCIWG) since its creation in January 2012 and has participated on several HCIWG working groups on team based models, pharmaceutical pricing and appropriateness of care.
CPhA is committed to continuing this collaboration with Canada’s Premiers as they explore broader approaches to pharmacare programs used in other jurisdictions. CPhA launched its Pharmacare 2.0 initiative in late-June to leverage pharmacists’ first-hand knowledge and expertise in appropriate and effective drug therapies and is supportive of the Premiers’ commitment to ensuring more cost-efficient and accessible health systems for Canadians.