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HPSA & Drug Free Kids Canada roll out National Medications Take-back Campaign

Friday, October 6, 2017

Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) partnered with Drug Free Kids Canada to develop a national integrated campaign that focuses on the need for parents to talk to their kids about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs. Marc Paris, Executive Director of Drug Free Kids Canada explained. “If we can get parents to lock up or drop off their prescription medication, we’ll be removing the number one source of drugs for teenage kids.”
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Supply Chain Advancement Network in Health (SCANH) - SCAN Health Design Competition

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Supply Chain Advancement Network in Health (SCANH) Announces Call for Submissions to the SCAN Health Design Competition: Supply Chain Solutions for Global Health Systems

  • REAL HEALTH SYSTEM CHALLENGE
  • AWARDS FOR TOP 3 SUBMISSIONS
  • OPEN TO GLOBAL INDUSTRY & INNOVATORS
Expressions of Interest due Nov. 17/17
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Generic drug deal to save Quebec more than $300 million yearly: Barrette

Monday, July 24, 2017

MONTREAL - The Quebec government says it will save more than $300 million a year on generic drugs after reaching a deal with the association representing Canada's generic pharmaceutical companies. View Article 

Cannabis consultations fuel debate over who gets to sell recreational pot

Monday, July 24, 2017

A community centre in St. Stephen heard conflicting opinions echo through its halls Monday morning on who should be allowed to sell recreational cannabis. View Article 

Connecting Pharmaceutical Distribution and Supply Chain Management

Monday, July 24, 2017

As the industry transitions to value-based reimbursement, every dollar counts, and for both retail and hospital pharmacies, there are a lot of dollars to be counted in supply chain management.

McKesson asked Brent Wunderlich, senior director for strategic distribution operations at McKesson, to explain the role pharmaceutical distribution plays in supply chain management for pharmacies and hospitals and to discuss ways pharmacies and hospitals can maximize their drug distribution processes. View article

 

Barrette ramps up pressure in generic drug negotiations

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Quebec Health Minister Gaetan Barrette vowed on Tuesday to launch a bidding process for generic drugs unless a new deal is reached with the association representing manufacturers by that evening. View article 

Recent Supreme Court patent ruling could put Canadian companies at a disadvantage

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A recent ruling on Canadian patent law could put Canadian innovators at a disadvantage compared to foreign companies, according to a report from Bloomberg. View article 

Industry warns against Quebec’s drug plan, citing potential shortages

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Quebec’s plan to open up the generic prescription drug market for bids started with a letter to the federal Competition Bureau for a reason: The province’s Health Minister says it was a warning to pharmaceutical companies to not take the Canadian public hostage. View article 

New Survey Says Marijuana Users Have Higher Incomes And Are More Outgoing

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The study divided people into three categories: marijuana users, acceptors (those who didn t use it but would be open to trying), and rejectors (those who never tried pot and would not want to). View article 

Quebec to seek competitive bids on drugs after talks collapse

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Quebec will seek lower generic drug prices through a bidding process starting July 1 after negotiations over a compromise plan with pharmaceutical companies fell through, according to the government. View article 

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