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ACP seeking summer student

February 24, 2009

The Alberta College of Pharmacists is seeking a research assistant for a full-time temporary position (37.5 hours per week) during the summer of 2009.

Click here to see job description. 

Originally published in the February 24, 2009, issue of The Lin...

Late-breaking call for abstracts

February 24, 2009
Strengthening the Bond Conference – Banff, May 21 to 23

Submit your abstract by March 18, 2009

Click here for the abstract submission form. 

Come to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and learn about how the culture...

Code of Ethics forum discoveries

February 24, 2009

There is little "black and white" and a lot of "grey" when it comes to the world of ethics. That was one of the main discoveries of pharmacists at two live forums in Calgary and Edmonton this past week. Forum participants heard an overview of the proposed Code o...

Prevent drug diversions

February 24, 2009

A recent rash of forgery reports reminded us of a Health Canada suggestion that bears repeating.

The forgery reports disclosed that large quantities of narcotics had been dispensed. In a Health Canada lecture on preventing drug diversion, one point covered in some detail was to determine the authenticity of the prescription, regardless of how well...

Alert: multiple-doctoring with Adderall prescription

February 24, 2009

ACP would like to alert you to a drug-seeking operation we have just learned of. A ten-year-old girl in Edmonton is being treated with Adderall for ADHD. Her physician has become aware that the girl’s father is using her medication and also taking her to other physicians to obtain p...

Be aware – new labelling of Novo-Ferrogluc

February 24, 2009

Thanks to Pam Nickel of Rexall Outpatient Pharmacy at the U of A Hospital, who notified us that the labelling of Novo-Ferrogluc has recently changed. Please note that each tablet contains 35 mg elemental iron, NOT 35 mg of ferrous gluconate. Pam states, "I believe this is a patient safety i...

Public awareness campaign: Wave 2 launching

February 24, 2009

The second wave of the ACP/RxA public awareness campaign is set to launch on March 2, 2009. 

The campaign will run through the month of March with radio, rural newspaper, and online ads across the province. Picking up on the spring season, this wave’s ads feature a young soccer player with a...

What should happen with narcotic count discrepancies?

February 11, 2009

Do you know the proper procedure when your narcotic count detects a discrepancy? You must report losses of narcotic and controlled drugs, including non-reportable narcotics and controlled drugs and targeted substances, to Health Canada no later than 10 days after its discovery....

Congratulations 2009 APEX Award recipients!

February 11, 2009

The APEX Awards recognize excellence in pharmacy practice in Alberta. Initiated in August 2007, the awards are jointly funded, promoted, and presented by the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA) and the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP). ACP and RxA are pleased to announce this year’s APEX Awar...

Name the newsletter winner

February 11, 2009

Congratulations to Brett Baumback! He is the creative mind behind the new name for this newsletter: The Link.

"I think the word link makes subtle reference to the fact that it is an online publication," Brett noted in his submission. We agree, and also liked the allusion to relationship and interconnection. Brett practice...