UAlberta receives $2M to expand primary care provided by pharmacies

The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has received a $2M donation from Shoppers Drug Mart to support research that will help pharmacies provide and expand primary health care across Alberta. The funds will support a variety of projects that explore integrated models of care that allow pharmacists to improve services for those seeking health care. “Pharmacists are important providers in the primary health-care system, and anything we can do as researchers to help pharmacists provide high-quality patient care and improve accessibility for Albertans is what we are here to support,” said UAlberta Associate Professor Mark Makowsky.