Pharmacy Services

pharmaceutical procurement - pharmaceutical drugs


From injectable, oral and topical medications to total parenteral nutrition products, Medbuy's Pharmacy Program is not only one of Canada’s most comprehensive, but also one of the most respected and competitive GPO offerings. It’s uses a highly collaborative and consultative process that allows our Members to offer input, advice, expertise, and ultimately, make decisions that best meet patients’ needs.

Program Highlights
  • Clinical expertise
    Our Pharmacy team includes five Registered Pharmacists and a Registered Pharmacy Technician with a deep understanding of pharmacy sourcing, the hospital pharmacy environment, clinical issues and industry trends
  • Member involvement
    Members participate on our Pharmacy Committees to set business, professional and clinical priorities such as product lists as well as clinical, financial and other non-clinical criteria for sourcing initiatives
  • Engagement
    Your pharmacy buyers and/or technicians can offer additional advice and expertise by participating on a dedicated committee, which evaluates the technical impact of potential contract awards
  • Compliance
    Our sourcing process complies with all public sector tendering practices and directives
  • Timely information
    Weekly reporting of contract amendment notifications, vendor backorder reports, Member drug, product or service issue case summaries and real-time reporting of product recalls
  • Support
    Individual support to transition to Medbuy contracts and/or maximize participation
  • Collaborate
    Work together to develop specific criteria such as the safe handling and administration of chemotherapy drugs, packaging and labeling requirements.
Membership Advantage
  • Quality and safety
    Every product in every RFP is risk rated before going to market
  • Timely issues resolution
    We manage and oversee the final contract, on-going issues and vendor performance in addition to providing timely support to Members when supply issues do arise
  • Advice and expertise
    Our pharmacy team not only has over 75 years of hospital-based pharmacy experience, but also within our Membership, we have some of the most respected hospital pharmacists and pharmacy professionals in the country
  • Access to information
    Get detailed pricing and product information at any time through our eForum and web portal that provides up-to-date information on current backorders and drug shortages, quarterly reports, training materials and more
  • Networking
    Tap into a collaborative network of your professional peers from across the country
  • Industry participation
    Strong support for important industry initiatives such as our participation in, funding and endorsement of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Bar Coding Project - a joint initiative of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices
  • Research
    Medbuy provides grants for practice-based research projects
  • Transparency
    Regular and custom financial reports and distribution of volume discounts