‘Pharmacists provide treatment, without a doubt about it!’ During the meeting, the APhA House of Delegates voted on three proposed policies: Interoperability of Communications Among Health Care Providers to Improve Quality of Patient Treatment Integrated Nationwide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Part of Pharmacist in the Treatment of Sufferers Using Cannabis Several new business products were also presented for consideration by the home: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Knowledge Pharmacist Participation in Executions Disaster Preparedness Medication Adherence Maternal Wellness Antibiotic Stewardship For outcomes of the deliberations, check out APhA has started preparations for APhA2015, Growing Opportunities through Patient Care, March 4–7, in Baltimore.My clinic is normally overwhelmed by patients who come to me on high doses of narcotics and really should not be. They’ve been prescribed these medications because their physicians have not had the correct pain schooling, or because certain non-opioid medicines or non-pharmacological therapies aren’t covered by the existing system. On the other hand, we cannot ignore the other aspect of the nagging problem, as thousands of Ontarians, particularly the elderly, who could benefit from appropriate doses of opioids, have no usage of these drugs as doctors refuse to prescribe them. The issue here is loss of balance, said Dr. Mailis-Gagnon.