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

Media Releases

– 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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– BCPhA position statement on cannabis

The federal government plans to legalize recreational cannabis in July 2018. On September 25, 2017, the government of British Columbia announced a public engagement process on the distribution and sale of small amounts of recreational cannabis. So far, the federal government has indicated it will maintain two separate channels for cannabis: one for medical use and one for recreational use. The BC Pharmacy Association is pleased the government is moving in this direction. We continue to believe all medical cannabis should be regulated by Health Canada like any other controlled substance or...

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– Pharmacogenomics: The Future Is Here

Your DNA can hold the key to whether your medication works for you. More than 60 community pharmacies in British Columbia are now offering this service to patients.

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