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Today, we have a different crisis affecting our province and our country – opioids. I think many pharmacists look at this epidemic and wonder how can they help. How do pharmacists add their expertise to help stem the tide of needless overdose deaths in B.C.? This is a question the Association…

More than 600 BCPhA members responded to the 2017 recent wage and benefit survey. The Association conducts this survey every two years to give members a guide or point of reference in terms of what colleagues in different regions, roles and pharmacy types are earning or receiving in benefits…

While the BCPhA broadly supports pharmacist prescribing in principle, the BCPhA does not support the current framework put forth by the College. Within the framework, there are reasons given to allow pharmacist prescribing including: the need for timely access to primary care due to an expanding…

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.

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.

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.…