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High-cost drugs amplify need for new reimbursement model

JANUARY 2020 - Service and not the cost of a drug needs to determine reimbursement levels for pharmacy, agreed participants in a panel discussion about specialty drugs at the Pharmacy Forum conference in November 2019, presented by the Canadian...

New CE on digital technology

JANUARY 2020 - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Wellspring Award winner Alexander Chagnon, founder and CEO of THERappX, believes that healthcare apps are key for pharmacists to work more closely with their patients and in so doing embrace an...

A paradigm shift for Quebec pharmacists

JANUARY 2020 - Quebec is preparing for a reimbursement model that is based on the complexity of clinical services, heard attendees at the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's annual Pharmacy Forum held in November 2019.

Expected to take effect...

New models of pharmacy practice working, research shows

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Glenn Rodrigues, Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia
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Tiana Tilli, Whole Health Pharmacy Partners

JANUARY 2020 - Several initiatives across the country are proving that alternative approaches to pharmacy practice can...

United front essential to ride pharmacy disruption

JANUARY 2020 - While economics force a massive shift in the profession, a united front is essential to sustaining pharmacy in the future, said pharmacy leaders at CFP’s annual Pharmacy Forum conference in November 2019.

Justin Bates, CEO of the...

Specialty drugs cast large shadow

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Vishal Ravikanti, TELUS Health
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 Nida Mian, Sun Life Financial

JANUARY 2020 - Just one percent of patients use high-cost specialty drugs, yet the impact of these drugs on private and public drug plans has been...

Celebrating our 2019 Pillar of Pharmacy, Sherry Peister

NOVEMBER 2019 - Colleagues and friends gathered in Toronto in November to celebrate 2019 Pillar of Pharmacy Winner Sherry Peister. The evening was filled with touching tributes to a pharmacist who has clearly gone above and beyond to promote the...

Sherry's lessons for pharmacy (and life)

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Sherry Peister also credits the support of family for her many achievements. She is pictured here with her husband, Al, at the Pillar of Pharmacy Event in November.

NOVEMBER 2019 - Sherry Peister of Waterloo, Ontario, has...

Embracing Change: Michael's Remedy Rx in Saskatoon, SK

NOVEMBER 2019 - Sometimes change occurs when you least expect it, and sometimes it happens only when you take a leap of faith. The latter is the case for Michael Kani, owner and pharmacist at Michael’s Remedy Rx in Saskatoon, SK. When Kani...

Claims trends paint compelling picture for services

NOVEMBER 2019 - Pharmacists reached a new milestone in the 2018-2019 flu season by administering more than 3 million flu shots, a 9% increase over the previous season and a continuation of strong gains since 2012-2013. These numbers from...