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    In an effort to share information and best hospital pharmacy practices regarding COVID-19, the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists has set-up a special open access (free to members and non-members) Pharmacy Specialty Network (PSN). 

    Register now to join the COVID-19 PSN here:

    Already registered for QID? Access the COVID-19 PSN here:


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    Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy 

    Antiviral Therapy during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic: Is It Appropriate to Treat Patients in the Absence of Significant Evidence?

    CSHP-BC COVID-19 What Pharmacists Know Now: Free Short Video Series

    COVID-19: What Pharmacists Know Now: Coagulopathy in COVID-19

    Presented by Celia Culley
    BSP, ACPR, PharmD

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    (20 minutes)

    May 5, 2020
    COVID-19 and Cancer Patients


    Presented by Sally Waigenein BSc(Pharm), PharmD, ACPR

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    (15 minutes)

    April 20, 2020

    I am Pregnant or Breastfeeding – What Should I do?

    Presented by Hilary Rowe BSc(Pharm), PharmD, ACPR

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    (18 minutes)

    April 14, 2020
    Injecting Knowledge – a COVID-19 Vaccine Update
    Presented by Jillian Reardon, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, ACPR

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    (14 minutes)

    April 6, 2020
    Role of Statins 
    Presented by Ricky Turgeon, BSc(Pharm), ACPR, PharmD

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    (14 minutes)

    April 3, 2020
    COVID-19 Virus Stability and Transmission
    Presented by Kelly Grindrod, BScPh(arm), PharmD, MSc

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    (18 minutes)

    March 30, 2020
    Should we avoid corticosteroids? Presented by Megan Harbin, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, ACPR

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    (22 minutes)

    March 27, 2020

    Role of Hydroxychloroquine

    Presented by Gregory Mah, PharmD

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    (19 minutes)

    March 27, 2020
    Should patients discontinue their ACE inhibitors and ARBs? Presented by Arden Berry, BSc, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, ACPR

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    (9 minutes)

    March 25, 2020
    Does ibuprofen worsen COVID-19 Infection? Presented by Doson Chua, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, FCSHP,  BCPS, BCCP

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    (5 minutes)

    March 24, 2020


    COVID-19 Patient Discharge Tips 


    See CSHP's full statement on COVID-19 here.


    Care for patients is at the heart of the hospital pharmacy profession. During the pandemic, you put yourself at even higher risk than you normally experience in the course of your work. We acknowledge the dedication and professionalism that underscores your service to public health. We also see your humanity and the vulnerability inherent in that service and are here to support you through this journey.
    ~Tania Mysak, BSP, PharmD, CSHP President; Jody Ciufo, MBA, CSHP CEO

    Additional Member Updates


    CSHP in the News

    CMAJ Temporary fixes to chronic drug shortages leave Canada vulnerable

    CBC Second Opinion - Safety Prioritized

    CBC-Metro Morning - Implications for workers left off of Ontario's "pandemic pay" 

    Winnipeg Free Press - Drug shortages push federal government to seek new suppliers  

    CTV News - COVID-19 exposes drug supply gaps as 'made in Canada' solution proposed

    CTV News - Forgotten Healthcare Workers Not on list for Ontario's $4 per hour wage increase 

    Globe and Mail — Doctors brace for shortages of sedation drugs needed for surgeries, intubation   

    Article archive

    Media Contact

    Christina Adams


    We have partnered with all major pharmacy sector stakeholders to advocate on a number of fronts with several government agencies. In addition to contributing to pandemic response teams at various levels, CSHP signed on to an open letter to the Government of Canada, led by CPhA and co-signed by 16 other national and provincial organizations, that calls for Health Canada to recognize pharmacists as essential healthcare providers, with respect to the supply and allocation of PPE. CSHP is working with CPhA to craft evidence-based PPE best-practice recommendations.


    CSHP members – pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, interns and residents – insured with our preferred provider BMS are in good hands. Please review the COVID-19: Insurance Coverage Position Statement for details. A note for our retired members: If you return to work, you must purchase an active policy (and should check with your provincial regulatory body about registration to active status). Pro-rated fees are available for shorter terms between now and June 30, 2020. Learn more here.

    open letter 

    A complete .pdf copy of CSHP member, Dr. Joel Lamoure's letter can be accessed here.


    In a period of personal and professional uncertainty, and a seemingly endless wave of scary recent information, I wish to add a few thoughts and validations for my colleagues. I am speaking from 30 years of pharmacy including neurosurgical ICU, psychiatry practice and serving as the UNESCO Canadian Section Chief for medical bioethics. The number one paper that people accessed from my publications around the world this week was about Management of Panic Disorder, so I think it is time for me to weigh in. 
    ~Joel Lamoure RPh., DD., FASCP

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    Use #COVID19RX for treatments related to COVID-19



    • The Liverpool Drug Interaction Group (based at the University of Liverpool, UK), in collaboration with the University Hospital of Basel (Switzerland) and Radboud UMC (Netherlands), have produced various materials in .pdf format to aid the use of experimental agents in the treatment of COVID-19. Access the website with .pdf resources on COVID_19 here: COVID-19 Drug interactions.

    Federal Government Resources

    UpToDate Coronavirus Topic

    For clinicians at the front lines of the outbreak who are seeking the most current, evidence-based clinical decision support, the Coronavirus topic on UpToDate is available for free: English (worldwide access)

    HealthCare Organizations

    Resources for Re-familiarizing with Critical Care and Medical Emergencies   

    Drug Evidence Summaries