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Alistair Bursey

Canada’s pharmacists call for universal drug coverage

Canada’s pharmacists call for universal drug coverage

While many Americans are bewildered over the future of their health and pharmacy benefits, the call for universal drug coverage has been sounded in Canada. Earlier this month, the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) presented a plan — dubbed PharmAccord — that it said would enable governments to provide universal drug coverage to all Canadians, ensure

Study: Expanded Rx services in Canada could save billions

Study: Expanded Rx services in Canada could save billions

OTTAWA — In Canada, the implementation of three pharmacy services could yield cumulative cost savings of $2.5 billion to $25.7 billion over the next 20 years, according to The Conference Board of Canada. In a new report, the business think tank said changes to pharmacy legislation and standards in the provinces and territories enable community

Canadian pharmacists get high marks

Canadian pharmacists get high marks

Just as in the U.S., pharmacists are held in high regard in Canada, where consumers are increasingly seeing them as a broader health care provider. The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPA) reports that 94% of Canadians have a positive view of pharmacists — more than doctors, teachers, military officers and police officers, according to an online