Media Information / Media Kit

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
Executive Director, Communications
Phone: (604) 542-3251

Media Releases

– 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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– 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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