Operate more than +6,500 neighbourhood pharmacies across Canada
Employ 75% of neighbourhood pharmacists and more than
Canadians in all
WE CARE ABOUT CANADIANS' HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
Canada’s public healthcare system – long internationally admired – is under threat from rising costs and significant inefficiencies, which will worsen due to Canada’s aging population and its changing needs.
More effective use of neighbourhood pharmacies and the broader pharmacy community offer the potential to save the Canadian healthcare system $8.5 billion to $11.0 billion over the next three years alone, while improving patient outcomes. These savings can be reallocated to other objectives and help maintain the standard of healthcare Canadians expect.
Through its members and associates, CACDS is driving innovative solutions, through advocacy, networking, research and information services.
Almost 80% of Canadians turn to their neighbourhood pharmacist for trusted, professional healthcare advice.
To support CACDS advocacy efforts and inform discussions with policy influencers, CACDS facilitates the compilation of research and special studies to advance greater understanding of the requirements to sustain a viable community pharmacy sector. Members receive regular updates on provincial drug programs, the evolving scope of professional pharmacy services and associated funding, trade issues and special studies offering insight into key factors affecting their business interests.