Published: September 24, 2019
Apotex is Celebrating World Pharmacists Day!
Safe and effective medicines for all. This is the theme of the 2019 World Pharmacists Day, being celebrated around the world today.
At Apotex, we acknowledge the critically important role pharmacists play in enabling us to deliver on our purpose to improve access to medicines for millions of patients worldwide by providing affordable, innovative and high-quality solutions.
Simply put, we couldn’t fulfill our purpose without pharmacists.
We are working hard to be a strong and innovative partner so pharmacists can continue to do the indispensable work they do.
What are we doing?
- We have undertaken a bold and aggressive action plan that is improving product supply so pharmacists can better support patients. Our plan addresses capacity constraints, maximizes operational efficiencies and builds inventory. As a result, Apotex fill rates have risen to over 90%. We continue to improve with the goal of reaching 95% by December 2019.
- Apotex’s on-going litigation and investment in research and development continues to drive product launches giving pharmacists and patients access to a robust pipeline of innovative generic medicines. Over the next 5 years (2019 – 2023), we plan to genericize $3.3B in brand company products, 80% of which will be driven by litigation efforts.
- Providing pharmacists in Canada, with Apotex 360, a complete digital source for all Apotex value-added programs, services, resources and information, empowering pharmacies for success. This innovative platform provides quick access to medication monographs, a drug interaction tracker, a 5-minute clinical consult, in addition to broader information on pharmaceutical industry trends, Health Canada alerts, and much more.
- By providing support to many different pharmaceutical faculties, Apotex is helping to ensure the industry has young and passionate talent ready to fill the shoes of their predecessors.
The role of pharmacists continues to evolve with these important professionals assuming increasing responsibilities to support the healthcare of patients. At Apotex, we extend our appreciation and utmost respect for the work pharmacists across the world do each and every day to help patients.
Happy World Pharmacists Day from all of us at Apotex!