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Position Statement:Medicine Shortages
January 29, 2024
World Pharmacy Council welcomes the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada
January 30, 2024
May 31, 2024
Communique:WPC Annual Conference, Lisbon, May 2024
World Pharmacy Council publishes report and development guide supporting Vaccination Services in Community Pharmacy
January 30, 2023
Communique:WPC Annual Conference, New York, May 2023
June 7, 2023
September 29, 2023
Position Statement:Community pharmacy is key to more resilient healthcare systems
Communique:WPC Annual Conference, Paris, May 2022
June 2, 2022
World Patient Safety Day: Statement from WPC'Medication Without Harm'
September 17, 2022
September 21, 2022
World Pharmacists Day: Statement from WPC'Pharmacy united in action for a healthier world'
Tambassis retires from the WPC Board as he hands over the Australian Guild Presidency
March 21, 2021
Doug Hoey elected as President of the WPC
June 21, 2021
October 12, 2021
WPC welcomes Tabula Rasa HealthCare as new Affiliate Member
Top Australian Health Minister: “community pharmacists around the world truly heroic”. 
September 18, 2020
Community pharmacy vaccination services ensure optimal use of Covid-19 vaccines
December 10, 2020
January 13, 2021
WPC statement on Community Pharmacy Covid-19 Vaccinations
Across the world, countries battling the coronavirus are depending on their community pharmacies to provide healthcare and medicines to their population. Patients are being encouraged to use their pharmacies for advice, and governments are depending on pharmacies to manage limited supplies of medicines. Pharmacies work hard to ensure all their patients have the medicines they need, limiting stockp...
Covid-19:community pharmacies on the front line
April 7, 2020
Covid-19:USA pharmacy leader interviewed on Fox News
April 9, 2020
May 3, 2020
Pandemic Preparedness - Optimising the Use of the Pharmacy Network 
Member organisations of the World Pharmacy Council met in Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 17th, to agree a strategy for the Council for the five years 2020 to 2025, and to consider and review the 2019 Sector Analysis produced by the Council’s Chief Economist.
WPC member meeting August 2019
August 29, 2019
The concept of clinical governance is a system to ensure continuous quality improvement in the provision of services. The elements may be found in legal or professional regulatory requirements, or in voluntary quality systems. The WPC has collated a report based on survey responses from nine countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, UK an...
2019 Clinical Governance survey report
November 5, 2019
Community pharmacies in countries across the globe are using their unique abilities as the most accessible health service to help patients as cases of Covid 19 spread internationally. Pharmacies are taking a range of measures including providing information and advice to their communities and patients about the disease:    How to identify symptoms;Managing risks by good hygiene prac...
March 19, 2020
Community pharmacies support the battle against COVID-19 coronavirus
NCPA says the policies addressed in the rule are necessary and long overdue to ensure greater drug pricing transparency for patients and pharmacies alike....MORE
USA: Proposed Drug Pricing Rule is a Leap Forward for Patients and Pharmacies
November 30, 2018
The most frequent ED cases that could be managed by a pharmacist included skin related concerns like dermatitis and other conditions like a cough or inflammation of the ear canal, nasal passages, and throat.MORE
Pharmacists could dramatically reduce ER visits, according to new study
January 11, 2019
Member organisations of the World Pharmacy Council met on the Gold Coast, Australia, on March 9th, to debate community pharmacy adherence services and examine research and evidence of effectiveness.
March 9, 2019
WPC member meeting March 2019
Saskatchewan pharmacists will soon be able to prescribe hormonal and emergency contraceptives, as well as medications for ailments such as uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women and erectile dysfunction.....MORE
October 30, 2018
Pharmacists in Saskatchewan will be able to prescribe medication for minor ailments

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