PANS News - Press Releases

Sep, 2020

DARTMOUTH, NS – Pharmacy teams across the province are encouraging Nova Scotians to get their flu shot.

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Mar, 2020
Nova Scotia Pharmacies Limiting Prescription Fills to A 30-Day Supply





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Sep, 2019
Nova Scotia Pharmacy Practitioners Recognized for Outstanding Patient Care

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.

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Mar, 2019
Access to Healthcare Concerns are Rising in Nova Scotia: New Study

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.


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Mar, 2019
A Simple Act to Keep Your Loved Ones Safe

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.

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Feb, 2019
Healthcare in Nova Scotia Needs to See a Pharmacist

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.

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Mar, 2018
Don't Know Where to Get a Prescription Renewed? Think Pharmacy.

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.

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Mar, 2018
New Report Says 88 percent of Nova Scotians Are Concerned About Access to Health Care but Pharmacists Can Help


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.

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