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Media Inquiries

To connect with a BC Pharmacy Association spokesperson for comments on issues, news releases or for general media inquiries, please contact:

Angie Gaddy
Director of Communications
(604) 269-2863

Media Releases

– National Pharmacy Technician Day

October 16 is National Pharmacy Technician Day. In community pharmacies, regulated pharmacy technicians play an important role in the overall pharmacy team.

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– HPV Prevention Week 2018

October 1 to 7, 2018 marks HPV Prevention Week 2018. Read more about the risks associated with HPV and what your pharmacist can do for you.

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– Mental Illness Awareness Week

Maureen Brin, pharmacist from Prince George, reflects on how stigma can hinder her patients' road to recovery. Combating Mental Health Stigma: Pharmacists Put Patients First One in five Canadians lives with mental health problems, mental disorder and addiction. From October 1 – 7, 2018, the BCPhA will run a public awareness campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the realities of mental health issues and the stigma that comes with them. The campaign will align with Canada’s national Mental Illness Awareness Week, coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental...

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September 25, 2018 marks World Pharmacists Day 2018. Read more about the numerous pharmacists who have gone above and beyond in the profession.

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Chris Waller, pharmacist/owner of family-operated Lakeside Medicine Centre Pharmacy in Kelowna, B.C., has been elected president of the BC Pharmacy Association's Board of Directors for 2018/19, beginning September 1. Keith Shaw, Regional Pharmacy Manager with Sobeys based in Chilliwack, has been elected vice-president. Alex Dar Santos, associate-owner of Shoppers Drug Mart in Richmond, returns as past president.

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