Benefits of Prescribing by Pharmacists

Dr. Ross Tsuyuki, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, MSc, FCSHP, FACC
Professor of Medicine – Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta

Pharmacy has always been about patient care. Recent expansion of the scope of practice of
pharmacists has allowed pharmacists to provide even better care to patients, particularly those with chronic diseases. But we need evidence. The objective of this presentation is to discuss emerging research on pharmacist prescribing, and demonstrate why pharmacists should be prescribing and taking responsibility for chronic disease management. I will review recent clinical trial evidence of the impact of pharmacist prescribing and laboratory testing in Alberta in patients with, or at risk for, cardiovascular diseases.