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ACP employment opportunity

November 27, 2012

Are you a storyteller? Social convenor? Do you like to fire up the conversation and keep it going – both online and in person? If you’re nodding yes, look at this job...

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Bugs and Drugs delivery questions?

November 27, 2012

Alberta Health Services is now shipping copies of the Bugs and Drugs handbook to those who requested a copy through our survey earlier this year. Please note that the funding for free copies of the handbook through Alberta Health...

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New prescribing authority for podiatrists

November 27, 2012

On Nov. 21, federal regulations permitting podiatrists to prescribe controlled drugs and substances were put in place. Podiatrists have not yet been added to Alberta’s TPP program, so for the time being they cannot...

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Hot topics webinar

November 27, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012 
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Were you unable to attend the ACP regional meetings? You can still hear about – and tell us what you think about:

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Public awareness campaign launches Nov. 15

November 13, 2012

We’re letting the public know about all the great things happening in pharmacy in Alberta and how we work with you to ensure they receive excellent pharmacy care – and that we have a sense of humour.

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Netcare user survey invitation

November 13, 2012

You are invited to participate in a User Satisfaction survey of the Alberta Netcare Portal.  The survey results will inform decision makers as to where efforts should be focused to improve the Portal.  The survey will close on Thursday,...

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Note special storage requirements when repackaging

November 13, 2012

ACP Pharmacy Practice Consultants have come across several situations where pharmacists were not aware of the unique storage and handling requirements of some drugs (e.g., Micardis, Losec capsules,...

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What schedule is Zostavax?

November 13, 2012

Zostavax (Varicella-Zoster virus vaccine live attenuated) is Schedule 1. A valid prescription is required for this vaccine.

The ...

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Ddrops and dosing – CAUTION

November 13, 2012

Ddrops, the Vitamin D preparation available to purchase over the counter, is a very concentrated formulation. It is available in a children's dose of 400 IU per drop. 

Other Vitamin D preparations available (such as D-visol) have...

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