Petition update


Melissa Sheldrick
Mississauga, Canada

Jun 13, 2017 — We would like to thank all of our supporters for signing, sharing and talking about our petition. Thanks to all 21, 305 of us, it gives us great pleasure to announce that the Ontario College of Pharmacists has begun a program whereby all medication incidents in the province of Ontario will have to be reported to a third party. Dr. Hoskins endorsed this program in December and the College swiftly responded and began planning the program. After a public consultation and two council meetings, it has been unanimously decided to go ahead. We are grateful to Dr. Hoskins and his team, the Ontario College of Pharmacists, Minister Sousa and Minister Spengemann, and of course all of you, who helped us get this underway. Now that this is moving in Ontario and a couple of other provinces, we will continue to push all provinces and territories to make incident reporting mandatory across the country. ISMP Canada has sent a safety bulletin across the country with a discussion and recommendations learned from investigating the cause of Andrew's death and we hope it will inform all pharmacies to evaluate their environment and practices and to make changes where necessary.
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We believe that all of this progress will help ensure that fewer errors will be made in the long term, and if it helps even one family to be spared from the heartache that we have felt, then it will be worth it.
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