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Order your free health journals now

December 14, 2010

Help your patients have a healthier 2011. Give them a free health journal, on us!

ACP’s 30-page booklets help patients track symptoms, moods, and health issues and note their questions and concerns.

Email acpinfo@abpharmacy.ca or call 1-877-227-3838 to order your...

Dukoral schedule reminder

December 14, 2010

The Public Health Agency of Canada updated its travel notice for the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Dec. 9. It advised Canadians planning to travel to those locations to consider a cholera vaccine beforehand. 

For which drugs do vets need to use TPP forms?

December 14, 2010

Since May 1, 2010, Alberta veterinarians have been required to adhere to all requirements of the Triplicate Prescription Program. Like physicians and dentists, veterinarians must use a triplicate prescription pad when writing prescriptions for all drugs on the current TPP medication list.

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Resident prescribing rules

December 14, 2010

Postgraduate medical trainees (residents) are:

not required to record the name and registration number of the preceptor on prescriptions. 
permitted to write prescriptions for Triplicate Prescription medications.

Residents must register with the Triplicate Prescription Program to get their own TPP pads.

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Targin on TPP list

December 14, 2010

Targin® (oral oxycodone/naloxone prolonged-release tablet) is a TPP drug.

While not specifically listed, it is automatically included because of the oxycodone. Any product containing a drug that is listed on TPP will be on TPP unless specifically exempted by the TPP steering committee. As another example, compounds with ketamine as an ingredient are included in TPP. ...

Regional meetings valuable

December 14, 2010

Thanks to everyone who participated at the recent town hall meetings in Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer,  [meeting] and Edmonton. We appreciate you taking the time to help us learn more about what your issues, concerns and hopes are. 

Congratulations to Brian Abernethy of Calgary, the winner of our draw for one free registration to this May’...

Happy Holidays

December 14, 2010

Best wishes from ACP staff to you for a happy, healthy holiday season and New Year.

Note: The ACP office will be closed between 1 p.m., Fri., Dec. 24, 2010 and 8 a.m., Tue., Jan. 4, 2011.

Originally published in the December 14, 2010, issue of The Link