– 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.
– 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.
– 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...
– 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.
– B.C. community pharmacists can provide measles immunizations
Vancouver, BC (February 22, 2019) - In the wake of the measles outbreak in Vancouver, B.C.’s community pharmacists are ready and available to provide British Columbians needing booster shots or new vaccinations to adults and children ages 5 years or older. Community pharmacists, located in nearly every community in the province, can provide the publicly funded Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine to individuals seeking the vaccine. “Community pharmacists are one of the most accessible health-care providers and have had the authority to provide injections since 2009,” said Geraldine Vance, CEO...