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Council meeting April 4

March 19, 2013

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 4
Sutton Place Hotel, Edmonton
Agenda will be posted soon

Council meetings are open to observers at council’s discretion. To reserve a seat, please call Leslie Ainslie at 780-990-0321, 1-877-227-3838 or email Due to seating limitations, priority will be give...

PEBC observers needed

March 19, 2013
The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) needs pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to be assessors for upcoming PEBC Qualifying Examinations – Part II (OSCE and PhT-OSPE) in Edmonton and Calgary. See their invitation letter for dates and details.

ACP response to provincial budget

March 19, 2013

The significant impact of policies in the provincial budget that will diminish pharmacy revenues was abrupt and unexpected. We have heard and understand the worry, frustration and anxiety registrants are feeling.

While the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA) works with government to develop an economic path forward, ACP will...

Inducements update

March 19, 2013

Thank you to all registrants who have taken the time to contact us and express your interest in the proposed prohibition on inducements. ACP council has been working with stakeholders to ensure everyone has a clear understanding of the reasoning behind a prohibition.

Check out-of-province PHNs against Netcare

March 19, 2013

A Calgary pharmacist has a cautionary tale for all Alberta practitioners: “We are getting more and more people coming in and saying that they are from out of province and show us an out-of-province health care card or ID, and ask for Schedule 2 T#1s. But when they are searched on Netcare, they do have an AHC#...

Restrictions on dispensing DHEA

March 19, 2013

The college has had several questions recently about dispensing DHEA. Dehydroepiandrosterone, also known as androstenolone or prasterone, as well as 3β-hydroxyandrost-5-en-17-one or 5-androsten-3β-ol-17-one, is an endogenous steroid hormone.

DHEA is a Schedule 1 (prescription only) drug. (It is found under the name prasterone on the ...

Primary Health Care Strategy update

March 5, 2013

The Primary Health Care Strategy Working Group met recently to discuss the vision, principles, focus areas and enablers that would be included in the Primary Health Care Strategy. Pharmacists, with their expanded scope, now have a key role to play in primary care and will be affected by the provincial Strategy.  


Call for resolutions

March 5, 2013

Resolutions are practice change ideas proposed by ACP registrants and voted on at the AGM (June 15 this year). All resolutions carried at the AGM are then forwarded to council for consideration and decision. Resolutions are a way ACP registrants can shape the direction of pharmacy practice in Alberta.

Resolutions proposed for this year's AGM must be submitted by ...

New approval process for natural health products

March 5, 2013

As of Feb. 4, the Natural Health Products (Unprocessed Product Licence Applications) Regulations were repealed. Now, only products that have received a market authorization or product licence from Health Canada are approved for sale in Canada. Authorized products in Canada will bear a Drug Iden...

New guide replaces 2007 Methadone Guidelines

March 5, 2013

ACP is pleased to provide the Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence: Guidelines for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians. This document replaces the 2007 Meth...