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There Is a Shortage of Pharmacists in Health Facilities

The Association des pharmaciens des établissements de santé du Québec (APES) has sounded an alarm: it will be short about 400 pharmacists in Quebec health facilities! Why? But above all, where are they to be found? A chronic problem According to Linda Vaillant, director general of APES, out of 10,000 pharmacists in Quebec only 1,600 […]


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Chemists Are Needed Everywhere!

As evidenced by the recent scandal surrounding the absence of a chemist who is a member of the Ordre des chimistes du Québec (OCQ) at the Jacynthe René beauty care company, the issue of the importance of hiring chemists arises, outside the environment they are generally associated with, such as research or teaching. Of course, […]


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When Will Medical Cannabis Be in Pharmacies?

In Canada, the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) authorizes the prescription of cannabis for medical purposes, without considering the dried flower and its derivatives as a drug in its own right. What road remains to be travelled before obtaining cannabis in a pharmacy? Having initially been reluctant in recent years, the Ordre des […]


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Will Online Drug Sales Transform the Industry?

Amazon is not hiding its intention to embark on the online sale of drugs, a prospect that is pushing Quebec’s pharmaceutical industry to reflect on its breakthrough in the digital world. But pharmacists are not about to stop having their well-established place in the community. Let it be said, despite the threat of serious competition […]


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Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Pharmaceutical Industry – 2018 is still young and large transactions have already been concluded in the pharmaceutical sector. Analysts also predict several major mergers and acquisitions in the industry for the current year. But in terms of jobs, what are the consequences of such a consolidation of the industry? French […]


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Digital Pill: When Technology and Medicines Join Forces

The digital pill: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved the first ever drug with an ingestible sensor that records the time when it is taken by the patient. A new era in pharmacy has just opened.  On November 13, the FDA announced it has approved, in the United States, the first digital […]


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Naloxone Offered Free of Charge in Several Canadian provinces

To counteract the increasing number of cases of opioid intoxication, more and more Canadian provinces are providing access through pharmacies to naloxone, a drug administered to reverse the effects of an overdose. After Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, it’s Quebec’s turn to offer naloxone free of charge through […]


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