Dartmouth, NS – Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians across the province want Nova Scotians to know how they can help increase access to healthcare. This is particularly important during a time where it is estimated that more than 50,000 Nova Scotians are without access to a family doctor.
While most people know of pharmacy’s important role in dispensing medications, most are not aware of growing list of other healthcare services that pharmacy teams across this province provide.
In this issue: Message from the Chair and CEO: Tariff Negotiations Are Coming Soon - How PANS is Preparing, Therapeutic Options: Focus on Opioid Switching in the Chronic Pain Patient, Ask a Drug Information Pharmacist: Intrauterine Contraceptives, Understanding Your PANS
Dartmouth, NS - Patients in Nova Scotia who do not have a family doctor or who may not be able to get to their doctor and need a prescription renewed have more options than ever before. Pharmacists in Nova Scotia can renew or extend prescriptions for their patients for many types of medications for up to 90 days, as needed.
Dartmouth, NS – A survey of Nova Scotians conducted by Abacus Data last week has found that 77 per cent of the province’s residents say they are extremely concerned or very concerned about accessing health today and 88 percent are concerned about accessing health care in the future.
The same survey found that 87 percent of Nova Scotians either strongly agree or agree that the government should improve access to health care by making pharmacist health care services available in all pharmacies.