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ACP council meeting Sept. 28, 2012

September 18, 2012

ACP council meeting 
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 28
Edmonton
View the agenda

Council business meetings are open to all registrants. If you plan to attend, please contact:

Leslie Ainslie 
Phone: 780-990-0321 or toll-...

New resources for new services framework

September 18, 2012

ACP participated in the June information sessions on the new Pharmacy Services Framework. Almost 1000 pharmacists attended and asked – and got answers to – many questions. If you were unable to attend, or would like a refresher and update, the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA) recently released a special...

Take two steps to avoid a mistake

September 18, 2012

ACP has had reports that some Alberta residents are claiming to be from out of town and using old out-of-province health care cards in the hopes that their medication history with respect to the purchase of Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 opioids will not be accessed through Netcare. To prevent patient harm and drug diversion, verify a...

Around-the-clock forgery reporting

September 18, 2012

Don’t forget that you can report a forgery any time of day or night with ACP’s online forgery reporting form. You can find it on the ACP website under Prescriber Lists/Forgery Alerts.

Reporting a forgery attempt to ACP:
  • promotes awareness of forgery attempts and tactics;
  • helps prevent diversion...

Inducements update

September 18, 2012

Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent inducement research. We had a great response and really appreciate the time you took to share your opinions, frustrations and hopes.

Over the last two months, ACP commissioned public focus groups in Edmonton, Stettler and Calgary; a series of stakeholder interviews; and a survey and two online discussions...

PEBC assessors needed for Nov. 10 OSCE

September 4, 2012

Pharmacist assessors are needed for the PEBC OSCE on Sat., Nov. 10, 2012 at sites in both Edmonton and Calgary.

For more information, visit the PEBC website.

Originally published in the September 4, 2012 issue of The Link...

Pharmacists ADAPTing their practices

September 4, 2012

"I am better able to share information and make suggestions to physicians and other health care professionals about patient care, and I can document this information in a more succinct form."

That's just part of what ADAPT did...

Pharmacists needed for student flu clinic

September 4, 2012

Are you authorized to administer drugs by injection? Will you be in Edmonton on Nov. 6, 7, 8 or 9? Would you like to boost your enthusiasm, a student's confidence, and many people’s immunity? Yes?

Then please volunteer for the U of A student pharmacist flu clinic. See the ...

Honourary Member receives U of A Distinguished Alumni Award

September 4, 2012

Dr. Theodore (Teddy) Aaron, ’39 BSc, ’42 MD was the first person in Alberta to administer penicillin, and his research led to the use of antihistamines in cold medications. He worked with a pharmacist to design eye drops incorporating a drug normally...