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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, Communications
Phone: (604) 542-3251

Media Releases

– 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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– 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...

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– Canadian Patient Safety Week

Not All Meds Get Along. It's hard to tell which medication don't get along. Your pharmacist can explain how drugs can interact with each other and can provide suggestions on how to increase effectiveness and decrease side effects. Canadian Patient Safety Week 2018 takes place between October 29 to November 2, 2018. During Canadian Patient Safety Week, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and other organizations will run public awareness campaigns educating the public about patient safety. The theme this year is "Not All Meds Get Along," prompting patients and health-care professionals to seek...

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– 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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