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Employers: No PEBC results = no unsupervised work

June 26, 2012

The results of the spring 2012 PEBC Qualifying Exam will not be released until July 9. A pharmacy intern cannot be licensed as a clinical pharmacist until ACP receives confirmation that the intern has successfully passed the Qualifying Exam. Interns must work under supervision until they...

New pharmacy licence? Update your website

June 26, 2012

When you receive your 2012-2013 pharmacy licence, ensure it is uploaded onto your website. Section 23 of the Pharmacy and Drug Regulation requires that pharmacy websites display a scanned copy of the current pharmacy licence.

New pharmacy licence? Update your website

Please ensure that...

Good lessons from a bad example

June 26, 2012

On June 13, 38-year-old Andrew Strempler, a former Manitoba pharmacist and founder of internet pharmacy RxNorth.com, was arrested and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and two counts of mail fraud.

It is alleged that Mr. Strempler had prescriptions made through RxNorth filled at a facility in the Bahamas, with labels...

5 tips to make new framework work for you and your patients

June 26, 2012

The new pharmacy services framework comes into effect on July 1. Do you want to take advantage of the opportunities it presents, but don’t know where to begin? We’ve assembled five tips plus ACP resources to get you started.

ACP employment opportunity: Assessment Manager

June 26, 2012

The Assessment Manager will manage programs that assess pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to:

  • measure and monitor competence, or
  • to grant authorizations for additional prescribing or administering injections.

The Assessment Manager will also coordina...

Podiatrist prescribing changes July 2

June 26, 2012

Effective July 2, all Alberta podiatrists will be granted the authority to prescribe all Schedule 1 drugs. Podiatrists are not yet authorized to prescribe narcotics or controlled substances, although that is expected to change soon. You can find a listing of podiatrists on the ACP website under ...

New pharmacy licence? Please update your website

June 12, 2012

When you receive your new 2012-2013 pharmacy licence, ensure it is uploaded onto your website. Section 23 of the Pharmacy and Drug Regulation requires that pharmacy websites display a scanned copy of the current pharmacy licence.

New pharmacy licence? Please update your website...

Rules for pharmacy students administering injections

June 12, 2012

If you are hiring a pharmacy student for the summer, keep in mind that U of A pharmacy students who have just completed third or fourth year may only administer drugs by injection, including immunizations, IF:

Interns still need supervising

June 12, 2012

This spring’s PEBC results will be released on July 9. A pharmacy intern cannot be licensed as a clinical pharmacist until ACP receives confirmation that the intern has successfully passed the Qualifying Examination. Interns must continue to work under supervision until they are licensed as a clinical pharmacist.

See Standard 3 o...

Congratulations Class of 2012!

June 12, 2012

Congratulations to the Class of 2012! We look forward to supporting you and working with you throughout your careers.

ACP welcomed the newest group of pharmacists to the profession by hosting the annual Grad Breakfast on June 7. 

ACP celebrated Alberta’s newest pharmacists and their families with a gala breakfast at the Crowne Pl...

New councillor in Calgary

June 12, 2012

Congratulations to ACP’s newest councillor, C. K. (Kamal) S. Dullat! Kamal’s three-year term will begin on July 1. He joins Kaye Moran in representing District 5.

Kamal has been a pharmacist since 1995. He currently practises as the owner and manager of a Shoppers Drug Mart and as a Pharmacy Officer (Captain) with the Canadian Forces. Look for a full...

Medication mix-up with a faxed prescription

June 12, 2012

The following prescription for a patient who had been discharged from hospital was received by fax at a community pharmacy.

Would you dispense Heparin? Think again!

Medication mix-up with a faxed prescription

Heparin was dispe...

Adapting – Pharmacist do's and don'ts

June 12, 2012

The college is still fielding lots of questions about adapting. The most asked:

What is the limit on how many doses or days of therapy pharmacists can provide when adapting to extend therapy?

There is no limit. Neither the regulations nor the standards specify limits.

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