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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

– Pharmacist Profile: Rami Hanania

Rami Hanania’s eyes light up, his voice soft but urgent, encouraging his customers to feel welcome at the Owl Pharmacy on the corner of Main and East Hastings in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. "On a typical day, I see patients on a daily basis and I know what they are going through, many of them undergoing addiction and withdrawal symptoms," he says. "I see they are isolated, many of them homeless. They just want to talk, to be understood, to get help."

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– Pharmacist Profile: Michael Ortynsky

Michael Ortynsky remembers the day when he made the decision to follow in the footsteps of his father and headed north to begin his career in pharmacy. Based in the “energetic city” of Fort St. John, Michael learned to love rural life. So much so that over the past 35 years, he opened pharmacies throughout rural parts of the province – Keremeos, Tumbler Ridge and West Kelowna. 

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– BC Pharmacy Association announces new head of finance and administration

Gary Mui, CPA, CA, joins Association Gary Mui, CPA, CA, joins the BC Pharmacy Association as head of finance and administration. Beginning April 16, Mui will oversee the finance department and human resources for the Association, which represents more than 3,200 community pharmacists and more than 900 community pharmacies in B.C. Mui comes from Loewen Kruse Chartered Professional Accountants, where he is a senior accountant. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.

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– BCPhA Response to B.C. Government Retail Framework for Non-Medical Cannabis

The BC Pharmacy Association (BCPhA) applauds the B.C. Government’s decision to make a clear distinction between non-medical cannabis and medical cannabis by ensuring retailers selling recreational products can’t label their businesses pharmacies.

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– Life-saving Naloxone kits available for free in B.C. community pharmacies

In an announcement today, Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions stated the province would put life-saving naloxone kits into the hands of people at risk of overdose or likely to witness an overdose at community pharmacies throughout B.C.

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