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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 description. Here’s your chance to translate your skills into a career as ACP’s newest communicati...

Council meeting: Dec. 6, 2012

November 27, 2012

8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6
Westin Hotel, Edmonton
View the agenda

Council business meetings are open to all. If you plan to attend, please contact:
Leslie Ainslie 
Phone: 780-990-0321 or toll-free 1-877-227-3838 ...

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 Services has been exhausted.

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 prescribe any drugs listed on the ...

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:

  • Putting the philosophy of ACP’s competence program into action
  • Inducements – next steps
  • Observations, practice tips, and tools for the new pharmacy services framework...

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.

Over the next four weeks, ACP will be running ads on radio; AHS, lab and waiting room screens;...

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, November 29. 

The survey is at:   ...

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, Aggrenox, Pradaxa). There are several products that need to be kept in their or...

Tell us about professionalism in your practice environment

November 13, 2012

ACP is conducting research to understand the relationship between the professional practice expectations of community pharmacists and employers/mangers of community pharmacists.

The research will consist of one-on-one telephone interviews (approx. 45...

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 400 IU in one mL (usually one whole dropper full). We have been made aware of situations in...