Backroom Heroes

Thank you to the nearly 8000 employees at 37 pharmaceutical distribution centres across Canada working tirelessly to ensure that brave frontline professionals and caregivers receive the life-saving medicines and medical supplies for patients in their critical roles while continuing to meet the daily needs of all Canadians during this pandemic crisis. Read the full story....


Canada’s pharmaceutical supply chain heroes


Safeguarding Access to Essential Medicines

Now, more than ever, the dedicated around-the-clock efforts of our pharmaceutical distributors is crucial to the health of millions of Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Read the full story...


Covid Driving Unprecedented Demand for Medications

The COVID-19 crisis has driven unprecedented demand for healthcare products and thrown global supply chains into turmoil. In this context, protecting Canadians’ access to essential medications has never been more complicated, or more important. Read the full  story...

Canada’s pharmaceutical distributors continue to respond quickly and decisively to unprecedented
spikes in pharmaceutical demand. Read More


CAPDM Member News:  Apotex Inc., COVID-19 Response

In the face of this global and local pandemic, Apotex Inc. is pleased to advise they have undertaken the following on behalf of all Canadians:
  • Shifted priorities to scale up production and re-purposed our plants to manufacture hydroxychloroquine to meet 100% of the current needs of all Canadians with Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis (current on-label indications).
  • Donated product, including placebo for eight (8) clinical trials in Canada.
  • Making available an additional 2 million dosages of hydroxychloroquine to the federal government by donation, to further ensure national availability of hydroxychloroquine during these pandemic times.
This donation and increased production to meet the needs of all Canadians is only made possible by, and underscores the importance of local, domestic manufacturing in Canada.
The thousands of essential workers involved in this effort take great pride in going to work during this pandemic to ensure patients have access to hydroxychloroquine and the hundreds of other products manufactured for the health and well-being of all Canadians.


Ensuring a Safe Supply of Essential Medications and Healthcare Supplies to Canadians During COVID-19 

Open letter to pharmaceutical stakeholders from Daniel Chiasson, President & CEO, The Canadian Association for Pharmacy Distribution Management (CAPDM)

CAPDM proudly represents Canada’s healthcare distributors who together supply medications and healthcare essentials to Canadian hospitals and pharmacies from coast to coast to coast.  
A strong pharmaceutical supply chain is here today and every day to ensure Canadians can access necessary medications and health products
Throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic, CAPDM, its distributor members and pharmacy partners continue to work tirelessly to maintain Canada’s strong pharmaceutical supply chain, ensuring essential medications and supplies are delivered to patients across Canada when they need them.  Read the Full Letter


Message from CAPDM President & CEO

The Canadian Association for Pharmacy Distribution Management (CAPDM) and its pharmaceutical distributor members are taking every measure to stabilize the pharmacy supply chain during these extraordinary times. Read the Full Message


Coronavirus a 'wake-up call' for Canada's prescription drug supply

Canadian pharmacies are limiting how much medication can be dispensed to try to prevent shortages, recognizing that most active ingredients for drugs come from India and China and medical supply chains have been disrupted by the spread of COVID-19. Read the full story

Canadian Pharmacists Association

COVID-19 and the responsible allocation of medications to patients
OTTAWA, March 17, 2020 /CNW/ - As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to evolve, pharmacists are becoming increasingly mindful about the need to carefully manage our drug supply to weather some of the long-term impacts of the disease across the globe. READ Full Press Release


CAPDM members safeguarding the stability and continuity of the pharmacy supply chain

The distributor members of the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Distribution Management (CAPDM) are essential to healthcare in Canada, responsible for the delivery of over 95% of prescription medicines to more than 11,000 pharmacies and hospitals. As such, they have been closely monitoring inventories and customer buying patterns this past month. With the intensification of events surrounding COVID-19, our distributor members have enhanced vigilance in an effort to further safeguard supply stability and business continuity.  READ Actions & Recommendations


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