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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
angie.gaddy@bcpharmacy.ca
(604) 269-2863

Media Releases

– B.C.'s pharmacists are getting ready for the 2019/20 flu season

VANCOUVER, Oct. 30, 2019 — As British Columbia heads into the 2019/20 flu season, the province's community pharmacists are quickly becoming stocked and ready to fight back against the flu by providing influenza vaccines on the front-lines. The public is encouraged to visit their local pharmacies to get vaccinated against the flu virus. To promote vaccination efforts, the BC Pharmacy Association has invited Members of the Legislative Assembly across the province to also get vaccinated. This is the third year all MLAs have been invited to visit community pharmacies for their flu vaccine. In the...

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– New campaign encourages British Columbians to “See Your Pharmacist”

From September to October, the British Columbia Pharmacy Association is launching the See Your Pharmacist campaign to encourage British Columbians to utilize their local pharmacies as primary community health-care centres.

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– Community pharmacists call on B.C. government to press feds on restricting American access to Canadian drugs

B.C. pharmacists are calling on provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix to press the federal government and Health Canada to put in place legislation or regulations to restrict the U.S. importation of Canadian drugs.

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– B.C.’s community pharmacists praise government’s recognition of rising business costs in new doctors’ agreement; urge same for pharmacists

VANCOUVER, B.C. (April 18, 2019) – The government’s new agreement with B.C. doctors reflects its recognition of rising costs and inflation when operating a health-care clinic. Included in the $331 million three-year contract is a bonus to help with rising overhead and other costs of running an office. B.C. community pharmacists are pleased to see the government’s acknowledgment of these costs. However, pharmacists, who are dependent on the fees set by the provincial government, face similar inflation costs but have not seen an increase in any fees since 2011. The government sets payment for...

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– Measles: B.C. Community pharmacists see increase in demand

Community pharmacists in British Columbia have reported an increased demand for measles booster shots and vaccinations as public health officials urge British Columbians to make sure their vaccinations are up-to-date.

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