A Long History of Patient Advocacy

A Long History of Patient Advocacy 2017-03-15T08:33:15-05:00

The Manitoba International Pharmacists Association (“MIPA”) is a professional association of licensed pharmacists, pharmacy students, and others dedicated to the provision of safe and affordable distance care for the improvement of health and well being of individuals of all ages located around the world.

MIPA was established in 2003 when members of the Manitoba distance care pharmacy community recognized the need to work together to provide safe, legal, and ethical distance care to consumers. Since that time, MIPA, and its national counterpart, the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, have worked tirelessly to advance the interests of distance care pharmacy both within Manitoba and around the world.

MIPA strives to ensure that its member pharmacies provide a gold standard in the delivery of distance care. MIPA pharmacies operate from bricks and mortar facilities, employ licensed pharmacists, and require a valid prescription issued in a direct patient-doctor encounter prior to dispensing medications. MIPA members are required to protect patient privacy and to meet all of the privacy laws and practices of both Manitoba and Canada. MIPA members also must operate in a transparent fashion to the public, and implement policies and procedures that empower patient choice. MIPA also works closely with the Manitoba regulator, the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association, and was instrumental in the issuance of an international prescription service pharmacy license issued to MIPA pharmacies within Manitoba. MIPA members are required to make the contact information of the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association available on their websites in order to allow consumers to lodge complaints with the Manitoba regulator in the event of any concerns within the provision of distance care from MIPA pharmacies. Regulatory inspection and oversight, as well as meeting and exceeding the requirements of pharmacy practice in Manitoba, are required of all MIPA members.

Should you have any questions regarding the association, please direct all calls and communications to our Office Address as follows:

Manitoba International Pharmacists Association
103 – 1780 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
R3H 1B3
[email protected]