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18
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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07
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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14
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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19
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.

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06
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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29
Jan, 2018
The pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance agreement – better drug prices could create opportunity for improved health care in Nova Scotia

For Immediate Release

January 29, 2018

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04
Apr, 2017
Nova Scotia’s Pharmacists Can Save the Health Care System Almost Half a Billion Dollars While Saving Lives At The Same Time – New Study

For Immediate Release

Dartmouth, NS - A recent study shows that comprehensive care provided by pharmacists to patients with high blood pressure can increase patients’ life span while providing significant savings to the health care system.

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15
May, 2015
Pharmacy Association Of Nova Scotia (PANS) Position Statement Influenza Immunizations For Pharmacists
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