CPS: Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties

Recently, the CMA announced changes to our CMA Joule offerings, including the retirement of clinical tools and services this year. Access to CPS will no longer be included in CMA membership as of June 28, 2023. We have compiled a list of alternative clinical information providers to assist you. Contact the Canadian Pharmacists Association at physicians@pharmacists.ca or 800-917-9489 with the promo code “CMA” to receive a 40% discount off CPS Full Access. Additional discounts are available for groups of 20 physicians or more. 


Reduce search time and improve patient care with reliable drug and therapeutic content  from the Canadian Pharmacists Association’s CPS, the Canadian standard for drug and therapeutic information. Access essential drug information and unbiased practical information on hundreds of medical conditions through either your desktop or the CPS mobile app on iOS or Android.

This includes all content and features from CPS Drug Information plus current, evidence-based therapeutic information and non-prescription therapy for most common conditions, with cross-referenced drug tables and algorithms.


  • Content updated weekly
  • Available in English and French
  • Critical updates such as Health Canada advisories, warnings, recalls and drug shortages (directly from drugshortages.ca)
  • Useful tools such as medical calculators, Clin-Info, Pill Identifier and Lexi-Interact drug interaction checker. Contains thousands of Health Canada–approved monographs as well as CPhA-created monographs developed and reviewed by experts
CPS Monographs & CPhA Monographs
Products for Minor Aliments  
Therapeutic Choices
Minor Ailments
Drug Tables/Drug Choices
Information for the Patient: Minor Ailments  
Patient Medication Information: Drug Monographs  
Lexi-Interact Drug Interaction Checker  
Pill Identifier Tool  
Clin-Info Drug-Food Interactions Tool  
Interactive Medical Calculators
drugshortages.ca Linked from Monographs  
Manufacturer Directory
Product Images Linked from Monographs
Full Listing of Health Canada Warnings and Recalls
Public Drug Programs  

Access options

CPS mobile app

Register and download

The app includes the features and content listed above plus:

  • Bonus subscription to Drug Choices content: drug tables formatted for quick access to dose, adverse effects, drug interactions and relative costs for recommended therapies for each condition
  • Available on iOS and Android devices
  • Available offline*
  • Ability to add notes/favourite content to monographs

*An Internet connection is required only when installing, updating or using certain Internet-dependent features such as downloading new Health Canada advisories and accessing product images.

CPS web access

Access CPS

CPS accessible through the web on your desktop includes the features listed above plus:

  • Printable patient information
  • Advanced search
  • Drug regulatory and monitoring programs’ reporting and request forms