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.
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