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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:

Michael Mui
Communications Specialist
michael.mui@bcpharmacy.ca
(604) 269-2878

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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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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More than 30,000 British Columbians have been impacted by Health Canada’s July 9 recall of valsartan, a generic cardiovascular drug, because of concerns around an impurity in the drug.  The impurity was identified as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a potential human carcinogen. In British Columbia, Pharmacare is advising pharmacies to use their standard corporate recall processes to identify and inform patients who currently have a supply of any of the affected lot numbers or DINs. Patients should be requested to replace their existing supply as soon as possible.

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