How Pharmacy Awareness began
The Ontario Branch of CSHP recommended to CSHP's national Council the notion of having a pharmacy awareness week (PAW). The idea originally focused on hospital pharmacy, with the designation “Hospital Pharmacy Awareness Week” but was renamed to encompass the entire profession.
|1990||CSHP Executive designated the first week of November each year PAW.|
The first national PAW was held.
|1993||The Canadian Pharmaceutical Association (now the Canadian Pharmacists Association) and the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI) joined the partnership, making PAW a three-organization national pharmacy event.|
|1998||PAW moved from the first week of November to the first week of March.|
|2013||March becomes Pharmacy Awareness Month.|