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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy CFP has updated its chart summarizing fees and claims data for government sponsored pharmacist services under expanded scopes of practice Among the highlights Quebec s new fees for prescription adaptations for minor ailments and to help patients with certain chronic conditions reach therapeutic targets And in Ontario injection certified pharmacists administered more than 900 000 flu shots during the 2014 2015 season After three years collecting claims data from the provincial health ministries CFP is also able to pull together the following snapshots of pharmacists uptake where funding is available for all residents i e not just for beneficiaries of the provincial drug plan Flu shots in B C Alberta and Ontario 2012 2013 2013 2014 2014 2015 B C 384 400 383 300 n a until Dec 2015 Alberta 170 700 360 000 487 000 Ontario 246 900 764 000 901 500 MedsChecks in Ontario 2012 2013 2014 MedsChecks 693 200 777 900 779 900 MedsChecks for Diabetes Long Term Care and At Home 271 300 311 900 338 000 MedsCheck Follow ups 362 800 465 700 511 100 Care plans in Alberta 2012 2013 2014 Comprehensive annual care plans 34 900 103 000

    Original URL path: http://cfpnet.ca/en/news/details/id/180 (2016-04-27)
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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    country are being recognized by the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy CFP with a 2015 Past President Award Since 2013 CFP has been honoring former leaders of pharmacy groups in Canada for contributing their time and expertise to the profession As a volunteer organization ourselves CFP understands the dedication needed to run a successful organization says Dayle Acorn executive director of CFP These individuals have worked tirelessly to promote the profession and have made a significant impact that we feel warrants recogntiion The 2015 Past President Award winners are David Pavan British Columbia Pharmacy Association Brad Willsey Alberta College of Pharmacist Todd Prochnau Alberta Pharmacists Association Spiro Kolitsas Saskatchewan College of Pharmacists Scott McFeetors Manitoba Society of Pharmacists Deb Saltmarche Ontario Pharmacists Association Chair Mark F Scanlon Ontario College of Pharmacists Kamran Nisar Nova Scotia college of Pharmacists Alicia McCallum Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists Dave M Cramm Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board Carolyn Coulson Prince Edward Island Pharmacists Association Amber Lee Carriere CAPSI ACEIP Tracy Wiersema National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities Jane Farnham Canadian Pharmacists Association Dr Louise Nasmith Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs Anne Maheu Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Bruce Millin Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists

    Original URL path: http://cfpnet.ca/en/news/details/id/176 (2016-04-27)
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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    of CFP s awards committee and Professor and Murray Koffler Chair in Management at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy University of Toronto It s not just academics applying any more which is good because we need more practitioner led initiatives They bring a different perspective And if they lack research experience CFP is uniquely positioned to match them up with experienced researchers Most recently CFP awarded 15 000 to John Papastergiou associate owner of two Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies in Toronto Papastergiou and a research team will conduct a pilot project for home based medication reviews for non homebound patients The objective is to make the case to expand eligibility criteria for publicly funded home based reviews There is not a lot of funding support out there for these types of projects and CFP is committed to closing that gap Its grants program is a great opportunity for pharmacists who are ready to make a difference and who can be role models says Austin CFP a registered charity relies on individual and corporate donations to fund its grants and awards in support of pharmacy innovation As more community pharmacists apply for funding the hope is that more individual pharmacists

    Original URL path: http://cfpnet.ca/en/news/details/id/168 (2016-04-27)
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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    aiming to find out exactly how home based medication review services could be used to help non homebound patients Our study will be the first of its kind to focus specifically on the non homebound patient population says Papastergiou associate owner of two Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies in Toronto The study is also unique in that it aims to identify patient characteristics that correlate with increased incidence of hidden medication issues in the home Under the current Ontario MedsChecks at Home program home based medication review services are funded exclusively for homebound patients But in a previous study led by Papastergiou results showed that many homebound patients are affected by medication management issues such as expired or discontinued medications or misuse of weekly compliance packages that may not be possible to adequately identify and resolve in the course of routine interactions at the pharmacy Based on anecdotal evidence from my daily practice I hypothesized that many non homebound patients may also be affected by medication management issues that can only be reasonably identified during a home based medication review says Papastergiou He says the goal of this new study will be to develop criteria that will help pharmacists identify which non homebound patients may stand to benefit from a home based medication review The study which will be conducted over a 12 month period starting this year will take place in a number of pharmacies across Ontario Potential patients will be identified by reviewing pharmacy records and selecting those 65 years of age or older who taking five or more chronic medications The 15 000 grant from CFP will be used to reimburse pharmacists participating the study for conducting home visits and collecting the data Papastergiou says he expects the study results will contribute to supporting the larger long term

    Original URL path: http://cfpnet.ca/en/news/details/id/162 (2016-04-27)
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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    shift from a model based on drug distribution to pharmacists being service providers says Maheu who is a pharmacist based in Quebec For CFP that means continuing to support pharmacy innovators across the country through research grants and by providing resources for those who are itching to do more with their professional skills One such resource is the much anticipated Pharmacy Management in Canada textbook launching in June Pharmacists who want to embark on this transformation will find tremendous resources in this textbook says Maheu Plus it will enable us to continue to increase awareness about the Foundation especially among pharmacy students Maheu says other initiatives on the agenda in 2015 are to explore additional income avenues for the Foundation via individual donations and estate planning I know these kinds of initiatives have been successful for the Canadian Medical Association and they are good opportunities for those who want to give back to their profession she says While awareness for CFP has increased significantly over the years Maheu points to the fact that Quebec is still lagging in this regard We re still not well known in Quebec and we need to start finding new ways to build awareness there

    Original URL path: http://cfpnet.ca/en/news/details/id/166 (2016-04-27)
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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    Events Pillar of Pharmacy Dinner Innovation Gala Wellspring Leadership Awards Reception Charity Golf Classic Pharmacy Forum Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada Like us for a chance to win April 2015 Are you looking for another opportunity to connect with colleagues and stay on top of pharmacy innovation The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy is now on Facebook Join us there for a chance to win a free copy of the long anticipated Pharmacy Management in Canada textbook Simply like us on FB and your name will be entered into a draw We decided to bring the Foundation into the social media realm to give our pharmacy supporters even more opportunities to connect and share ideas says CFP Executive Director Dayle Acorn This will be a space to share pictures from our events and celebrate the many innovations in pharmacy happening across the country Along with FB the Foundation is linking supporters through its LinkedIn group page In this moderated forum pharmacy stakeholders can get start discussions and comment on other CFP events and initiatives Previous Article CFP funds study of home based reviews Next Article Apply for Wellspring by Mar 31 DONATE Events Resources Golf Classic May 31

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    to pharmacists expanding their role well beyond the traditional functions of dispensing and counseling for prescriptions Commissioned by the Canadian Pharmacists Association CPhA and conducted by Abacus Data in February 2015 detailed results with numerous breakdowns including by province age and gender are available in three reports at www pharmacists ca pam The survey also asked about rates of flu vaccinations and adherence to medications Our intent with this survey was two fold to gain a greater understanding of the public s perceptions of pharmacists and the services they provide and to better understand their willingness to work with pharmacists in new and expanded ways says Perry Eisenschmid CEO of CPhA who is also a member of the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy s Board of Directors On both those fronts the public has been clear that they trust and appreciate the services that pharmacists provide and that they would be more than willing to visit pharmacists for additional purposes Among the results 85 of Canadians agree that pharmacists have the education and training to do more than fill prescriptions with 43 strongly agreeing when asked if they see pharmacists as healthcare providers or fillers of prescriptions 51 view them as both 21 view them primarily as healthcare providers and 28 view them as fillers of prescriptions only 78 trust their pharmacists advice on medicines and 67 trust their advice for the management of common ailments such as cold or flu Four out of five 82 would consider making an appointment with their pharmacist to review and discuss their medications 79 are willing to receive the flu shot or other vaccinations from pharmacists 78 would consider going to pharmacists for prescribing services for minor ailments Three out of four 75 would consider smoking cessation programs provided by pharmacists More than two

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    less than one in five in one region of Ontario to an impressive 66 of all pharmacies in another region The Ontario Pharmacy Research Collaboration OPEN used government data to analyze uptake of the program in its first two years after launch in September 2011 Available to beneficiaries of Ontario s public drug benefits the data revealed that more than 7 700 Ontarians had used the service of whom 72 were receiving social assistance and 28 were seniors Perhaps the most remarkable finding was that 66 of pharmacies in the Erie St Clair region of Ontario were participating in the program compared with the provincial average of 34 and less than one in five in Mississauga Halton and other regions of central Ontario After interviewing pharmacists in Erie St Clair researchers determined that pre existing smoking cessation programs initiated by the automotive industry enabled pharmacists to more easily incorporate the government s program into service offerings This finding underscores the importance of having training and support in place for pharmacists and pharmacies before new programs are rolled out said Dr Suzanne Cadarette project lead in OPEN s website article In Manitoba meanwhile researchers are pulling together results from a provincial

    Original URL path: http://cfpnet.ca/en/news/details/id/165 (2016-04-27)
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