Just a reminder – please everyone take a few short minutes to write down your thoughts and drop off or send as per the instructions below. Even if you have a neighbour you know needs the Pharmacy please write on their behalf. We all need to make our voices heard!
The College of Pharmacists has decreed that all tele-pharmacies must have a REGISTERED Pharmacy Tech (not a simple assistant) on site at all times. People’s has advertised for them, but no one wants to go to the boonies for jobs. And the Registered degree is new. It will also take 15 months to get one if a person is a pharmacy assistant.
The following is from http://www.telepharmacybc.com/:
Our local People’s is asking that we as a community write letters against this and to support keeping the drug store open in Gold River. Points to include in your letter could be:
- Did you live here before a pharmacy was opened?
- Describe the hardship you would experience if the pharmacy shut down.
- Did you move to the area in part based on having a pharmacy?
You can email your letters to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 250-449-2867 or drop off at Gold River People’s Pharmacy and they will fax/collect for you. Please address your letters Attn: College of Pharmacists of BC.
You can contact our local People’s if you have any questions, and also visit the website (http://www.telepharmacybc.com/) for more information.