Name
Lunch & Plenary Session: So, National Pharmacare is coming. But what does that mean for pharmacy? (*.5 CEU)
Date & Time
Saturday, October 22, 2022, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Sandra Hanna
Description

Canadians deserve equitable and affordable access to medications. So, national pharmacare sounds like a panacea, right? Well, not so fast. National pharmacare is nuanced, and the devil is in the details. What’s covered, who pays, and who administers the program all have significant implications on patients and pharmacies. The federal Liberal government has agreed to work with the NDP to introduce a Canada Pharmacare Act by the end of 2023, but how pharmacare will be achieved has yet to be defined. Despite tremendous strides in increased scope and service remuneration, a single payor pharmacare model could result in a $1 Billion annual loss in dispensing service funding for pharmacies. In this session, we’ll discuss the current policy landscape impacting pharmacare, the implications of different models on pharmacy business and practice, and how you can be part of a solution that ensures the sustainability of the critical pharmacy services upon which Canadians rely!

Location Name
Parq Grand Ballroom
Full Address
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
39 Smithe St
4th Floor - Conference Level
Vancouver BC V6B 0R3
Canada