Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada

Embracing Change

How are pharmacists responding to an expanded scope of practice? Which services do patients appreciate the most? What are the challenges of billing for new services?

The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy explores these and other frontline issues related to putting an expanded scope of practice into action. Pharmacists share best practices, lessons learned and how they're making a difference in patients' lives.


BioPro Biologics Pharmacy, Vancouver, B.C.
FEBRUARY 2020 - Dr. Alan Low and his pharmacy team at BioPro Pharmacy provide a full range of services, including deprescribing consultations, to patients taking specialty drugs.


Michael's Remedy Rx, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
NOVEMBER 2019 - Not long after graduating Michael Kani took a leap of faith and opened his own pharmacy, and hasn't looked back since. Medical cannabis consulting is among his unique services.



Birtle Pharmacy, Birtle, Manitoba
SEPTEMBER 2019 - Alison and Steve Desjardins literally make space for clinical services in their pharmacy, including injections, medication synchronization and opioid replacement therapy.


Pharmacy 101, Cobourg, Ontario
JUNE 2019 - Susie Jin and her pharmacy team stepped up when a local diabetes centre closed down, and have since added travel health, geriatric care and wound care services in response to community needs.


Health-e Choice Pharmacy, Clarenville, Newfoundland
MARCH 2019 - Three pharmacists partner with four physicians to open new pharmacy, where medication reviews, care plans and injection services are part of the norm. 


Oromocto Shoppers Drug Mart, New Brunswick
SEPTEMBER 2018 - Associate-owner Brett Jackson offers five practical strategies to embrace an expand scope of practice.


Simpson's Pharmasave, Virgil, Ontario
MAY 2018 - Paying attention to local trends has led owner Sean Simpson to embrace compounding and weight-management services, among other expanded services.


Pharma-Medic Services, Brandon, Manitoba
MARCH 2018 - Manager Mark Mecure talks about hard lessons learned as he shuts down his practice in long-term care pharmacy.



Cambie Road Shoppers Drug Mart, Richmond, B.C.
NOVEMBER 2017 - Associate-owner Alex Dar Santos shares three best practices for the adoption of publicly and privately funded professional services. 



Sherwood Drug Mart, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
SEPTEMBER 2017 - Owner Rob MacLellan shares his views on immunizations, medication reviews and prescribing for minor ailments.