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February 27, 2024
CPhA launches roadmap to support pharmacy profession with new strategic plan

After extensive engagement and consultation with pharmacists, students and other members of the pharmacy community, CPhA is excited to launch a new 3-year strategic plan that will address the challenges and opportunities facing Canadian pharmacy head on.

February 26, 2024
Canadian Pharmacists Association calls for regulation of payer-directed care

CPhA announced a firm stance against payer-directed care. The new position statement results from the increasing trend of private insurers and pharmacy benefit managers directing patient care, ultimately compromising the quality and accessibility of health care for people in Canada.

February 1, 2024
Black History Month

February marks Black History Month in Canada—an important time to celebrate and recognize the contributions of Black Canadians and reflect on Black health in Canada and the anti-Black racism that continues to impact our pharmacy colleagues and patients.

January 25, 2024
Energizing connections and celebrating excellence: CPhA's adventures at CAPSI's PDW 2024

We kicked off the new year at CAPSI’s 2024 Professional Development Week conference. Find out about CPhA’s adventures in Toronto from our manager of member engagement and communications, Christine Dalgleish.

January 24, 2024
CPhA receives funding to support IPGs with mentorship and practical work experience in Canadian pharmacies

The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is thrilled to announce that we have received funding from Employment and Social Development Canada to lead a four-year project to help support unlicensed International Pharmacy Graduates (IPGs) with mentorship, practical experience and other key integration supports to increase their chances of success at licensure.

January 5, 2024
Canadian Pharmacists Association expresses concern with US drug importation development

CPhA is concerned that today’s US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement to authorize Florida to import prescription drugs from Canada could have a negative impact on Canada’s drug supply.

December 19, 2023
Supporting mental health in pharmacy: CPhA's promise to students

Health-care professionals are often told “You can’t take care of other people if you aren’t taking care of yourself,” but taking care of yourself is sometimes easier said than done. Canadians have come to rely on their pharmacists more than ever, and while we know that pharmacists are embracing their important role and these relationships, we also know that their unwavering commitment to their patients can sometimes outweigh their own needs.

November 16, 2023
Unpacking CPhA's advocacy for national pharmacare in Canada: A prescription for change

As conversations around pharmacare intensify across Canada, you may be seeing some news coverage about the government’s intention to introduce pharmacare legislation as part of it’s deal with the NDP to stay in power. In this new blog post, CPhA CEO Glen Doucet outlines CPhA’s recent activities and ongoing advocacy for national pharmacare and what may be in the cards at the federal table in the coming weeks.

November 14, 2023
AMR Awareness Week

Pharmacists have a significant opportunity to engage in antimicrobial stewardship activities through education, health promotion and prevention, appropriate prescribing, and working closely with other prescribers.

November 14, 2023
New resources to help pharmacists provide services for contraception and medication abortion

Hear from Tomilola Grant, CPhA’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Project Lead, about the project and how pharmacists across Canada can use these resources in their day-to-day practice to better support their communities.  

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