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Would you give a patient's health information to a stranger?

April 17, 2012

“Today (like many other days), I received faxes from pharmacies with queries about one of my prescriptions or for renewals with no provider name on the message or request (i.e., there is no individual pharmacist or pharmacy technician taking ownership over the me...

Sandoz IV drug shortage: Be ready to help your cancer patients

April 17, 2012

Community pharmacists need to be aware that they may see some increases in volumes of prescriptions for oral medications for cancer patients. The cancer support medications have specific instructions tailored for particular chemotherapy protocols.


Council election results

April 17, 2012

The District 1, 3 and technician elections closed on April 12 and the results are in.

District 1 (N. Alberta)
Brad Willsey

District 3 (Edmonton)
Rick Hackman

Pharmacy Technician

Have you recorded enough CEUs?

April 3, 2012

Note: This article appeared on page 8 of the Mar/Apr acpnews, but some of the dates were incorrect. This is the corrected version. We apologize for any confusion the typos caused.

Pharmacists – you must apply to renew your practice permit by May 31. Have you already recorded all of your continuing education activities on your CPD Log...

Adverse reaction? Report it.

April 3, 2012

You do not have to be certain that a health product caused the reaction in order to report it. Adverse reaction reports are, for the most part, only suspected associations. Health Canada wants to know about all suspected adverse reactions.

Anyone - including consumers, patients, caregivers, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and dentists - can...

AHS seasonal influenza immunization program participant survey

April 3, 2012

Alberta Health Services is seeking feedback from Community Providers, regarding the 2011-2012 influenza immunization program. This feedback will be used to evaluate the 2011-2012 influenza immunization program, and plan for the 2012-2013 season....

New job or contact information? You must notify ACP

April 3, 2012

Registrants must notify ACP when there is a change to your:

a) home address
b) e-mail address
c) name(s)
d) degrees, certificates, diplomas and other qualifications (pharmacy-related)
e) employer’s name or place of business