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CGPA supports the Care-ring Voice Network: promoting the safe use of medications!

Montreal, November 3rd, 2014 – As part of the Caregivers’ Week in Quebec, running from November 2 to 8, 2014, the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA) is very proud to announce its continued association with the Care-ring Voice Network through a contribution of $25,000. This will allow the organization, which helps caregivers, to hold webinars (online training workshops) on the safe use of medications.

“Too often, caregivers are under supported and don’t have enough information regarding the proper use of medications, the compliance with the subscription and the prevention of risks related to interactions or side effects. The CGPA is pleased to support family caregivers through a program model that allows them remote access from the comfort of their home or office and is adapted to their busy lives,” said Jim Keon, President of the CGPA.

“It’s through contributions such as the one made by the CGPA that we can continue to strongly support caregivers who regularly ask important questions about the medications the seniors they care for take. We would like to sincerely thank the Association for this honourable gesture,” added Mark Stolow, President of the Care-ring Voice Network.

The training workshops provide an opportunity for caregivers to learn, get answers and share their experiences with the medication taking habits of the seniors they take care of. Here are the details:

Two free workshops!

Information, online or telephone registration: http://www.careringvoice.com/or 1-866-396-2433
Dates: November 6 and 20, 2014 in French
November 5 and 19, 2014 in English
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: On the web or via teleconference

The training program was originally developed by the Canadian Association for Community Care (CACC), the VON Canada National Office (VON), the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPA) and Health Canada, and was adapted and offered online thanks to a generous contribution by the CGPA.

About Care-ring Voice Network
Care-ring Voice is a free, bilingual and confidential Canada-wide program that connects caregivers and families to information and support through the use of tele-learning.

About the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association
The CGPA represents the Canadian-based generic pharmaceutical industry. It plays an important role in limiting costs in the Canadian healthcare system. In fact, generic medication is used to fill 65% of all prescriptions, but account for only 24% of the $22 billion that Canadians spend each year on medications.

SOURCE: Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA)

Information: Daniel Charron, CGPA, Tel.: 514-286-6061 – Cell.: 514-586-1233
Email: daniel@canadiangenerics.ca – Website: www.generiquescanadiens.ca