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PEBC OSCE observers needed

May 1, 2012

The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) invites interested pharmacists to be assessors for the PEBC Qualifying Examination – Part II (OSCE). The national exam will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at sites in both Edmonton and Calgary.

Choose Well. Stay Healthy available now

May 1, 2012

The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) recently began distributing Choose Well. Stay Healthy, a newspaper-style report that briefly explains major chronic diseases and highlights healthy choices that are known to modify the risk of developing these long-lasting conditions, which are on the rise in Alberta. 

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Have an awarding experience

May 1, 2012

2012 APEX Awards ceremony
When: Friday, May 25, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Where: The Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff

Join us and network, celebrate, and be inspired at the 2012 APEX Awards.

Have an awarding experience

M.J. Huston Pharmacist of Distinction – 
Hoan Linh Banh
Pharmacist/Associate Professor; U of A Hospital/F...

ACP annual report now online

May 1, 2012

2011 was quite a year! Read about the many ways ACP and pharmacists worked to ensure we achieve ACP’s vision of Healthy Albertans through excellence in pharmacy practice in the 2011-12 ACP annual report.

Limited numbers of the report will be printed for distribu...

Vitamin B12 injectable - what schedule?

May 1, 2012

Q: What Schedule does Vitamin B12 injectable (generic name: Cyanocobalamin) belong to? 

A: Unless the Vitamin B12 contains Intrinsic Factor Concentrate or is indicated for parenteral nutrition, it is a Schedule 2 product.

Vitamin B12 injectable - what schedule?

NAPRA provides a summary of schedu...

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.

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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
K...

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

 

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