COVID-19 CPDN President’s letter to Buyers

Dear healthcare professional:

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across Canada, I wanted to reach out to you on two fronts. Firstly, on behalf of the CPDN team, its strategic service partners, and member manufacturers, I wanted to extend our sincerest gratitude for your dedicated and tireless efforts in providing an essential service to ensure that patients in hospitals had access to essential medicines during the first wave of the pandemic.

We can all appreciate the importance of helping patients get the medicines they need, especially under these extraordinary circumstances, and you need to know that what you are doing daily is making a difference. Thank you!

Secondly, I wanted to reassure you that CPDN, in collaboration with its 38 pharmaceutical manufacturers, is focused on ensuring that continuity of supply for essential, hospital medicines is our top priority to support the anticipated increase in demand from a potential second wave of the pandemic. To achieve this, CPDN and its members are proactively monitoring inventory levels daily and increasing the stock on hand for key medicines where possible. We are in regular communication with Canadian health agencies and group purchasing organizations to ensure, where required, that products can be sourced and imported into Canada in keeping with Canadian health standards and regulations. Also, using the CPDN online Allocation Tool, manufacturers are working directly with you to implement equitable product rationing, if required, to avoid stockpiling while still having the flexibility to respond to acute demand in specific geographic areas.

It remains critical that we stay connected so collectively we can effectively address issues or concerns if they arise. Please feel free to contact the CPDN team at any time to support your changing or urgent needs. We would also encourage you to check CPDN WebOMS regularly for any product or service updates.

All of us at CPDN wish you, your colleagues, and loved ones continued health and safety during this ongoing pandemic. We are here to support you as we work together to overcome this unprecedented challenge.

Best regards,

Sav DiPasquale

Canadian Pharmaceutical Distribution Network
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