Rx Files

RxFiles is an academic detailing program providing objective, comparative drug information to clinicians. The program began in 1997 as a service for Saskatoon family physicians.

In 2000, the program was expanded to provide service to physicians throughout Saskatchewan. Efforts to keep the drug selection tools up to date resulted in the publication of the RxFiles Drug Comparison Charts book, beginning in 2001. The book has become a practical tool for evidence based and clinically relevant drug use information throughout Canada. 

RxFiles continues to serve health providers and educators through newsletter reviews, Q&As, Trial Summaries, and up-to-date drug comparison charts. The clinical relevance of these materials comes from their initial focus as academic detailing tools for the front line practitioner wanting to provide the best possible drug therapy for their patients.

The new RxFiles membership will run from July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 to reflect the CSHP membership year.

Complimentary RxFiles subscriptions will be available to the first 120 CSHP OB members that submit a written request to astacey@cshp.pharmacy. Please ensure your CSHP OB membership is in good standing before submitting your request. 


Framework for Improving the Safety and Security of Controlled Substances in Hospital High Risk Areas

In late 2018, the Ontario College of Pharmacists invited organizations that have made significant contributions to healthcare and medication management in Ontario to participate in a collaborative partnership to address the safety and security of Controlled Substances in hospital high risk areas. The Partnered Table was established in early 2019 as an initiative of the College’s Opioid Strategy.

Health care providers, administrators and regulators are well positioned to help address the growing issue of Controlled Substances diversion. Identifying gaps in awareness, organizational policies, procedures and capacity that increase avenues for diversion and acting to bridge these gaps is vital to preventing diversion in hospitals. This Framework aims to utilize a multidisciplinary collaborative system-based approach, bringing together patients, regulators, health care providers, senior hospital leadership and other stakeholders in order to develop principles and recommendations.

Review the framework here.