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BC Medical Association

The British Columbia Medical Association (BCMA) is a voluntary association of British Columbia's medical doctors. The role of the BCMA is to advance the practice and science of medicine and the health of British Columbians by working for the improvement of medical education, health care legislation, hospital and other health services.

The BCMA’s 2007 Policy Paper, entitled A Prescription for Quality: Improving Drug Policy in BC (PDF file), states:

Recommendation #4. The BCMA supports the provision of educational materials on the efficacy and cost of prescription medications to BC physicians. This must be done on a regular basis through a continually funded, collaborative organization such as the program for Education for Quality Improvement in Patient Care (EQIP) with representation from the BCMA, the Ministry of Health, and other relevant stakeholder organizations.

Pharmaceutical Services Division of the BC Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has overall responsibility for ensuring that quality, appropriate and timely health services are available to British Columbians. The Pharmaceutical Services Division is the department within the Ministry that provides financial assistance to British Columbia residents for eligible prescription drugs and designated medical supplies. Its mission is to provide British Columbians with a cost-effective and evidence-based universal drug program.

UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, BC Chair in Patient Safety
The Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics is an academic and clinical unit of the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. The Department is home to the position of the BC Chair in Patient Safety, currently occupied by Dr. Malcolm Maclure. This position aims to lead change to a culture of patient safety in the province.