PANS News - Press Releases
Dartmouth, N.S. – Almost one in five Nova Scotians used pharmacies to obtain healthcare services since the COVID-19 Pandemic reached Nova Scotia almost one year ago.
Pharmacists in the province wrote more than 165,000 prescription renewals for patients in 2020. This is on top of the almost 20,000 assessments done for shingles, urinary tract infections (UTIs) and birth control, and more than two hundred thousand flu shots.
Dartmouth, NS - The Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia (PANS) marked their 40-year anniversary this past weekend at the Old Orchard Inn in beautiful Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, with an awards gala celebrating the best in pharmacy.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – A new study by Abacus Data has found that Nova Scotians’ concerns about access to healthcare in the province has increased 16 points since 2018. Of Nova Scotians surveyed, 86 percent expressed concerns about being able to access healthcare. One-third of those surveyed said they were extremely concerned.
The Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia (PANS) is once again partnering with the Halifax Regional Police and the RCMP to promote our Medication Disposal Program with our "Keep Them Safe" campaign. The campaign, which started on March 4, highlights the importance of safely disposing of unused or expired medications to ensure you, your family and loved ones are protected from accidentally taking medications that could be harmful.
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.
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.