Our COPD Medication Management Program is unique and valuable pharmaceutical care service. Our pharmacy team are accessible heath care providers with the knowledge and skills to improve outcomes for COPD patients. Our pharmacist’s perform the following clinical services:
There continues to be an influx of new inhaled medications in the market from pharmaceutical companies. Our Pharmacy team will take the time to discuss all the therapeutic options available for you. And we'll provide education regarding respiratory diseases, proper inhaler technique, smoking cessation and allergen and environmental avoidance strategies.
Although there are effective treatments, adherence to inhaled COPD medications is among the lowest compared to other common chronic diseases. Our Pharmacists will take the time to continually provide inhaled medication device education, to ensure that you are getting the most from your medications.
Our Pharmacy team will help you to improve your breathing, and provide smoking cessation education, medications, and support in order to improve your overall health and wellness.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is officially the 4th leading cause of death in BC. However, whereas the rates of cardiovascular disease and stroke are decreasing, the rate of COPD mortality is increasing with time and our aging population, tracking to become the 3rd leading cause of death in Canada by the end of the decade.
Add to this the fact that roughly 1.6 million Canadians with COPD remain undiagnosed, and that overall, one in four Canadians over the age of 35 will develop COPD in their life time, and it becomes apparent that COPD will be one of the major health concerns facing Canadians over the coming years.