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Canadian pharmacists have new prescriptive powers amid doctor shortages
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Canadian pharmacists have new prescriptive powers amid doctor shortages

In a year when pharmacists have stickhandled children’s drug shortages and an extra-busy flu shot season, you’d think they might balk at the news in Ontario and B.C. that their prescriptive powers are being expanded. Yet those in the field say the added responsibilities may make their jobs more fulfilling – so long as the changes are accompanied with appropriate funding.“Pharmacies are trying to do a lot with limited resources,” said Danielle Paes, chief pharmacist officer at the Canadian Pharmacists Association. Read more: Ontario pharmacists can now prescribe treatments for 13 common ailments Read More Ontario pharmacists can now prescribe treatments for 13 common ailments ...