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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

Calif. pharmacists can dispense prescription contraceptives without Rx

Calif. pharmacists can dispense prescription contraceptives without Rx

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Pharmacists in California can now provide prescription contraceptives to women without a script from their doctor. A new state regulation that went into effect Friday authorizes California pharmacists to furnish oral (pill), transdermal (patch), vaginal (ring) and Depo injection prescription birth control directly to women. The regulation, “Protocol for Pharmacists Furnishing Self-Administered

Study: Canadians not taking their meds

Study: Canadians not taking their meds

OTTAWA — Many Canadians fail to take their medications as prescribed and, in some instances, are not filling their prescriptions, according to a national survey from the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA). Thirty percent of Canadians reported that they have stopped taking medication before advised to do so, and about one in four said they did

National Rx program sought in Canada

National Rx program sought in Canada

The push is on for a national pharmacare program in Canada. Dubbed Pharmacare 2.0, the effort — launched in late June by the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) — aims to build a national consensus for a pan-Canadian pharmacare framework. CPhA noted that all developed countries with universal health care, except Canada, provide universal coverage for