The Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan is the voice of pharmacists in our province. As a partner in the healthcare system, PAS collaborates and advocates for advancing the application of the full scope of pharmacy practice.

Advocating on behalf of our membership, PAS advocates in four key areas; outreach and submission to the government, topics of interest surrounding pharmacy practice in healthcare, research on pharmacy practice, and committee  participation  on pharmacy-related  issues.

The association works with stakeholders like the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals, Ministry of Health,  the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan,  Canadian Pharmacists Association and other groups to raise awareness and understanding of the full scope of practice of  community and hospital pharmacy in Saskatchewan.


Outreach and Submissions

The Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan is the voice of pharmacists in our province. As a partner in the healthcare system, PAS collaborates and advocates for advancing the application of the full scope of pharmacy practice.

Part of advocacy is ensuring stakeholders know the concerns of pharmacists and pharmacies. PAS shares these concerns through outreach and submissions to our stakeholders.

MLA Outreach Program

Submissions to Stakeholders

 


Topics of Interest

Topics of interest are subjects relating to or about pharmacy practice in healthcare. These are areas where a pharmacists role is evolving, expanding or pharmacy practice is experiencing some kind of change within a local, provincial or federal context. 

Some of the current topics are:

Opioids & Naloxone

Medical Cannabis

Flu Shots

Minor Ailments


Research

As innovation is a key part of the PAS strategic plan, it is important that PAS participates when opportunities to seek new innovations around pharmacy practice and the pharmacist's full expanded role in healthcare. As a part of our partnership with CPhA and the provincial associations across Canada, PAS is able to take advantage of presented research opportunities. Below are some of the more recent opportunities.

Conference Board of Canada Report Value of Community Pharmacy in Saskatchewan (2018)

Conference Board of Canada Report on the Economic Footprint of Pharmacies in Saskatchewan

Hypertension

Value of Pharmacy Services

Public Opinion Surveys


Committees

Member Benefits

PAS is a part of the member benefits working group along with the other provincial associations, organized by the CPhA. The group determines new membership association benefits.  

Third Party Payors 

PAS is on the third party payor working group along with the other Provincial associations, organized by the CPhA (Canadian Pharmacists Association).The main goals of the group are to determine issues related to reimbursement of pharmacy benefits that impact the ability to provide quality care, address these issues and improve the working relationship with third party payors (adjudicators, private payors, insurance companies) to achieve these goals.

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What's New

Influenza Immunization Program Reminders

An email was sent out to PAS members on October 31, 2018, reminding them about off-site immunizations and the influenza immunizations fees.

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New One-year Agreement

The provincial government and the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan (PAS) have reached a new one-year agreement.

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2018-2019 Influenza Immunization Program

PAS has created a host of support documents once again as pharmacists prepare for the upcoming 2018-2019 Saskatchewan Influenza Immunization Program that will begin Oct 22, 2108, including information for injecting patients age 5-8 and patients living in

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Update on the EpiPen® Shortage

There is a recent update from Pfizer Canada on EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® auto-injectors.

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