News

In The News

Imagine if before taking a medication, you could walk into your local pharmacy and take a test that could accurately predict whether the medication would work for you and the dosage best suited to you—all based on your DNA.

This is the…

Media Releases
Media Release

February 15, 2017 -- In November 2013, the BC Pharmacy Association (BCPhA) Board of Directors committed to explore the potential to offer pharmacogenomics testing (PGx testing) in community pharmacies. Consistent with…

The Tablet

Recently discharged from the hospital, a patient stumbled into the Lumby IDA Pharmacy. As pharmacist Judy Phillips sat him down, she discovered burns on his scalp from being electrocuted. Titanium plates in his skull from a motorcycle accident many years ago had transferred the current through…

The Tablet

Joe Gallagher is Coast Salish, of Tla'Amin First Nation ancestry and serves as CEO of the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). Over the past decade, Gallagher was a lead negotiator in the successful transfer of federal health services to First…

In The News

BCPhA Vice-President Alex Dar Santos administers a flu shot to BC Minister of Health Terry Lake

The Tablet

Lyme disease (LD) in North America is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb). Bb is transmitted in BC by Ixodes pacificus and I. angustus, a blacklegged tick found in valley regions of Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, the Sunshine…