Patients can count on receiving the right medicines at the right time with confidence in the integrity of their medicines
Canadians required 625,000,000 drug prescriptions to manage their health in 2015.
Thanks to the behind-the-scenes work of Canada’s pharmaceutical distributors members, these prescriptions reached every patient safely, securely and quickly.
Every patient of every Canadian pharmacy, hospital and clinic has access to the drugs they need, when they need them, whether they live in an urban centre or rural area, and whether their pharmacy of choice is a large chain pharmacy or a smaller independent drug store. Prompt access to medicines improves health outcomes.
Many pharmaceutical products require special handling, cold storage and refrigerated transportation. Canada’s distributors operate within highly regulated systems that ensure proper handling, storage and delivery of all products. They operate a safe and secure pharmacy supply chain that is regarded as the gold standard and one that is revered globally.
Canadians expect to receive their medicines on the spot or with little delay and have confidence in the integrity of their medications.
And that’s because they can, thanks to one of the most advanced industries they never have to think about.