Ontario provides $5.7 million for pharmacy research

June 3, 2013

In the last couple of years, pharmacists in Ontario have been given increased responsibilities to provide frontline healthcare services, such as managing and renewing prescriptions, administering medications like flu shots, and even prescribing some medications. In response, the Ontario government is providing $5.7 million in funding to the Ontario Pharmacy Research Collaboration, a joint project between the University of Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy and McMaster’s Department of Family Medicine. The money will fund research projects that examine the expansion of pharmacists’ roles to see if the initiatives are working and how they can be improved on. The funding will come from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the Health System Research Fund program. CBC