According to a research undertaken by the Léger firm, two-thirds (66 percent) of Quebecers have already used one of the pharmacists’ new services.

In total, 45 percent of Quebecers have already had a pharmacist extending their prescription, 27 percent have been prescribed a medication for a situation that does not require a prognosis and 20 percent for precautionary purposes, all in pharmacies.

The services of pharmacists in healthcare establishments deserve to be better recognized.

While the public is relatively aware of the services provided by community pharmacists, pharmacists employed in hospitals are less recognized. A third of survey participants do not believe pharmacists are working in health care facilities and only 32 percent of Quebecers believe they are contributing to cancer treatment choices, but that is the case. However, there are pharmacists in all hospitals in Quebec and all patients receive services from hospital pharmacists.