Increased patient safety

A trip to the ER avoided

Everything is under control

Increased patient safety

A simpler life

An optimized treatment

The opioid crisis has hit hard in Canada, and Quebec is no exception. Opioids are an important part of some patients’ drug therapy, especially for those who suffer from chronic pain, but these patients require special attention from the pharmacist since they are at risk for dependency and overdose.

With more than 2,000 access points across Quebec and frequent contact with our patients, we are well positioned to educate and protect those who are prescribed opioids. Furthermore, a pharmacist is one of the only professionals who can teach about and distribute antidotes for opioid overdoses at no cost.

As medication specialists, pharmacists play a key role in protecting the public. That is why we are asking the government to invest, in order to put in place the conditions and resources needed for pharmacists to fully care for every patient requiring attention.


In Canada, more than 11,500 people have died of an opioid overdose in the past three years.


Among deaths reported in the first half of 2018, 94% were the result of accidental overdose.