CPAMS

In February 2018, The Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia, in partnership with Doctors Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness launched the Community Pharmacy Anti-Coagulation Management Demonstration Project (CPAMS).

Forty pharmacies throughout Nova Scotia participated in the study and continue to offer the service to the patients that were enrolled in the study as well as any without a family physician.  The service includes:

  • A finger prick blood test at the pharmacy, called the International Normalized Ratio (INR), to monitor the blood thinning effect of warfarin.  For the duration of the project, this test will replace the blood test that is currently done in Nova Scotia at a blood collection clinic and lab. 
  • A review with the pharmacist to assess factors that may be affecting your test results.
  • Pharmacist recommendations that could include continuing with your usual warfarin dose, adjusting your warfarin dose, and/or other recommendations to assist with managing your medications and other factors that can affect your INR results. 
  • A calendar print-out with your dosing instructions.
  • Pharmacist consultation with your physician when the INR result is outside of the range that has been pre-determined by your physician during the patient enrollment process.

Results of the CPAMS Demonstration Project

The Evaluation and Costing Studies have concluded and the results can be found here:

CPAMS Final Evaluation Report

CPAMS Costing Study Report

CPAMS Costing Study Addendum Report

Who is Currently Eligible to Participate

Participants must:

  • Taking the prescription medication warfarin
  • Be on the list of patients waiting for a family physician OR have been previously enrolled in the demonstration project (enrollment is now closed).

Participating Pharmacies

Amherst

Amherst Pharmasave, 158 Robert Angus Drive, Amherst, Nova Scotia, B4H 3Y1     phone: 902-667-7963          click here for full pharmacy profile

Annapolis Royal

Hutchin's Pharmacy, 310 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, B0S 1A0    phone: 902-532-2356          click here for full pharmacy profile

Antigonish

Lawtons, 133 Church Street, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2E3    phone: 902-863-2015 ext 2          click here for full pharmacy profile

MacKinnon's Pharmasave, 243 Main Street, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2C1   phone: 902-863-3040          click here for full pharmacy profile

Bass River

Bayside Guardian Pharmacy, 6044 Highway #2, Bass River, Nova Scotia, B0M 1B0   phone: 902-647-2552          click here for full pharmacy profile

Berwick

Chisholm's Pharmachoice, 182 Commercial Street, Berwick, Nova Scotia, B0P 1E0   phone: 902-538-1644          click here for full pharmacy profile

Wilson's Pharmasave, 213 Commercial Street, Berwick, Nova Scotia, BOP 1EO   phone:  902-538-3185      click here for full pharmacy profile

Cheticamp

Pharmacie Acadienne, 15388 Cabot Trail Highway, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, B0E 1H0   phone: 902-224-2841          click here for full pharmacy profile

Dartmouth

Lawtons, 90 Main Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2X 1R5   phone: 902-462-7400          click here for full pharmacy profile

Medicine Shoppe, 105-133 Baker Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2W 0M6   phone: 902-461-2244          click here for full pharmacy profile

Shoppers Drug Mart, 80 Tacoma Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2W 3E5   phone: 902-434-0366          click here for full pharmacy profile

Elmsdale

Elmsadle Guardian Pharmacy, 269 Hwy #214, Unit 180, Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, B2S 1K1   phone: 902-883-2228 ext 8          click here for full pharmacy profile

Glace Bay

Loblaw, 155 Reserve Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, B1A 5V1   phone: 902-842-9234          click here for full pharmacy profile

Medical Hall Pharmasave, 605 Main Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, B1A 0C2   phone: 902-849-6552          click here for full pharmacy profile

Halifax

Rockingham Guardian Pharmacy, 30 Farnham Gate Road,Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3M 3W8   phone: 902-457-1515          click here for full pharmacy profile

Crowell's Pharmacy, 205 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3P 1L1    phone: 902-477-4650          click here for full pharmacy profile

Shoppers Drug Mart, 278 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3M 3N8    phone: 902-443-5214          click here for full pharmacy profile

Shoppers Drug Mart, 315 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3R 1V5   phone: 902-477-1210          click here for full pharmacy profile

Shoppers Drug Mart, 3430 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3L 4H7   phone: 902-443-6084          click here for full pharmacy profile

Kennetcook

Kennetcook Pharmacy, 6202 Highway 354, Unit 2, Kennetcook, Nova Scotia, B0N 1P0   phone: 902- 362-2211          click here for full pharmacy profile

Kentville

Lawtons, 363 Main Street, Kentville, Nova Scotia, B4N 1K7   phone: 902-678-3308          click here for full pharmacy profile

Liverpool

Reynold's Pharmasave, 255 Main Street, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, B0T 1K0   phone: 902-530-2993          click here for full pharmacy profile

Lower Sackville

Shoppers Drug Mart, 766 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, B4E 1R7   phone: 902-864-4631          click here for full pharmacy profile

New Glasgow

Sobeys, 38 George Street, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, B2H 2K1   phone: 902-752-6258          click here for full pharmacy profile

North Sydney

Shoppers Drug Mart, 131 King Street, North Sydney, Nova Scotia, B2A 3S1   phone: 902-794-7211 ext 33          click here for full pharmacy profile

Pictou

Pictou Pharmasave, 33 Water Street, Pictou, Nova Scotia, B0K 1H0   phone: 902-485-4339          click here for full pharmacy profile

Port Hawkesbury

Medicine Shoppe, 708 Reeves Street, Unit 5, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, B9A 2S1   phone: 902-625-8800          click here for full pharmacy profile

Shoppers Drug Mart, 634 Reeves Street, Unit 19, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, B9A 2R7   phone: 902-625-1801          click here for full pharmacy profile

Shelburne

Lawtons, 115 King Street, PO Box 110, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, B0T 1W0   phone: 902-875-3007          click here for full pharmacy profile

TLC Pharmasave, 157 Water Street, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, B0T 1W0   phone: 902-875-4852          click here for full pharmacy profile

St. Peter's

MacDonnell Pharmacy, 10024 Grenville Street, St. Peter's, Nova Scotia, B0E 3B0   phone: 902-535-2978          click here for full pharmacy profile

Sydney

Pier Pharmasave, 814 Victoria Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1N 1J7   phone: 902-564-8250          click here for full pharmacy profile

Shoppers Drug Mart, 254 Prince Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 5K6   phone: 902-562-1144          click here for full pharmacy profile

Sydney Mines

Sexton's Pharmacy, 746 Main Street, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, B1V 2L2   phone: 902-736-3801          click here for full pharmacy profile

Sydney River

Shoppers Drug Mart, 1174 Kings Road, Sydney River, Nova Scotia, B1S 1C9   phone: 902-539-8111          click here for full pharmacy profile

Truro

Lawtons, 316 Willow Street, Truro, Nova Scotia, B2N 5A4   phone: 902-896-0808          click here for full pharmacy profile

MacQuarrie's Pharmasave, 179 Esplande Street, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 2K6   phone: 902-895-1681          click here for full pharmacy profile

Windsor

Windsor Pharmasave, 30 Gerrish Street, P.O. Box 460, Windsor, Nova Scotia B0N 2T0   phone: 902-798-2216          click here for full pharmacy profile

Wolfville

Shoppers Drug Mart, 433 Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 1E1   phone: 902-542-2248          click here for full pharmacy profile

Yarmouth

Shoppers Drug Mart, 56 Starrs Road, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, B5A 2T4   phone: 902-742-3523          click here for full pharmacy profile