April 15, 2013 08:22 ET

Canadian Pharmacists Association Partners With PEPID Canada to Give Health Care Providers Better Access to Information

OTTAWA, ON and MONTREAL--(Marketwired - April 15, 2013) - The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) and PEPID Canada are joining forces to offer a bilingual, and fully integratable drug and therapeutic knowledge base for health care information systems.

CPhA is the nonprofit organization that advocates for pharmacists in Canada. CPhA has been publishing the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS) since 1960 and offers a wide range of Canadian, evidence-based drug and therapeutic information in print, online and mobile formats making it accessible to health care providers at point-of-care. CPhA's bilingual medical and drug databases, partnered with PEPID Canada resources and leading technology, can now be integrated into all health care information systems in a way that best meets health care providers' needs for maximum functionality and usability.

PEPID Canada is recognized world-wide as a leading provider of developer drug data and clinical decision support resources -- including thousands of disease profiles and medical conditions, medical and dosing calculators, drug interactions checker, drug allergy checker, patient education handouts, illustrations, laboratory values and symptoms checker. PEPID Canada has provided clinical specialty-focused products since 1994, and offers one of the most robust medical information resources on the market as well as some of the best customer service in the industry. PEPID Canada is available on all mobile devices, online or delivered into an existing electronic medical record system.

"It's all about giving health care providers the information and tools they need to help Canadians. We're excited this partnership with PEPID Canada gives us new ways to do that," says Dr. James de Gaspé Bonar, Senior Director of Digital Publishing Solutions at CPhA. "We are leveraging PEPID Canada expertise in clinical decision support technology with our bilingual therapeutic and drug information to create integrated resources that are easily accessible."

"We are proud to partner with CPhA, Canada's leading publisher of drug and unbiased therapeutic information. This partnership is significant; 50 years of expertise intertwine with cutting edge technology in the hands of health care providers across Canada could potentially translate into a quantifiable improvement in patient care and a reduction in errors for all Canadians," says John Wagner, PEPID Canada chairman. "Working together, we will equip health care providers with integrated resources that can be accessed online or from any mobile device, to help improve health care at the bedside."

About CPhA
Innovation, advocacy, education, information and collaboration are some of the major areas the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) focuses on to support pharmacists and advance the profession. CPhA puts the tools pharmacists need in their daily practice in their fingertips and develops innovative ways to help clinicians provide optimal patient-centred care. Find out more at

PEPID Canada utilizes mobile and online technology to deliver clinical decision-support resources specific for healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, EMTs and students. PEPID Canada content is reviewed and contributed to by partners including the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, the National Association of Emergency Medical Services Educators, the Family Physician Inquiries Network, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, the Oncology Nursing Society, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists to ensure content is of the highest quality. Learn more about PEPID Canada at

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